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Easter is a Really Bad Holiday For Bunnies!

Bunnies are very loved. If you know the bunny community, they are all very nice. Unfortunately, some people abandon their bunnies. On Easter, their abandon rate is double that of a regular day. That is so horrible!

People think that they can buy a bunny on Easter to show little kids what a bunny looks like and then just throw them away. That’s not how this works.

People also think that bunnies are starter pets because they are small and they need a short amount of attention. This is also very wrong. If you go up to a bunny in a cage or anywhere, they will chase after you for attention or for food. Since their bodies are very small, they are also very fragile. Bunnies are not some “thing” that babies can squeeze.

Easter was made by Jesus and do bunnies have any relation to Jesus? No! This is a very serious issue in the bunny community, people think that it is good for bunnies because they get so much attention, but after they get that attention, all love gets thrown out the window!

Bunnies are not toys, they are real pets that will love you! I can’t even believe that someone would just use bunnies to get attention.

Thank you so much for reading this! Make sure you go check out my Instagram @snufflesthebunnyy or look on the sidebar! Also, check out my Facebook (also on the right)! 

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Bye buns~~! 🙂

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What are Some Safety Hazards I Should Be Aware of?

This article helped me a bit, http://bunnyproof.com/how-to-rabbit-proof-your-house/rabbit-care-safety-check-list

  • First and foremost, KEEP WIRES AWAY FROM BUNNIES! This might be super obvious, but it is also very important! One time, I had my earbuds laying around, and when I came back to get it, I saw it got chewed up. Thankfully, Snuffles wasn’t harmed in any way. Unforchanutely, my earbuds were broken.
  • Make sure wooden things like chairs, stools, and more are out of reach because they might chew on it and there might be splinters.
  • Don’t eat in that room, do not leave food crumbs on the floor where your bunny can eat it. It can be extremely dangerous if they eat something they aren’t supposed to
  • Keep sharp things away or out of reach. This could be scissors, a knife, a box cutter, and a needle. They would accidentally step on it, and seriously injure themselves.
  • If you have a cage, make sure it is enclosed completely! When I didn’t enclose the cage completely, Snuffles would just push his head on it and he got out.
  • Make sure your bunny doesn’t chew fabric. It could upset their stomach.

This is all I have for today, I hope you liked this short article! Make sure to check out my Instagram and Facebook on the right/sidebar!

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What Are the Effects of A Bunny On Their Back?

First, this site helped me a bit, http://animals.mom.me/laying-rabbit-its-back-paralyze-it-2640.html

I want to thank @bearthehollandlopbunny on Instagram for requesting this question. Make sure to follow her! Her bunny is so adorable!

Putting a bunny on his/her back is not going to make them go through paralysis or cause them to die. I personally do that all the time when I carry Snuffles. If you jump around and toss and turn, highly likely your bunny is going to jump out before that. Bunnies are very responsive animals if you are about to cut a nail and you are too close, the bunny is going to jump or reflex. As said in my article, “Why Does My Bunny Do This or That?” bunnies do this thing called flopping, it isn’t necessarily the same thing as laying on their back but flopping is a movement then encourages great happiness. Personally, every time I carry Snuffles, I carry him like that. He doesn’t go through paralysis instead, he sleeps in my arm while I am watching TV shows.

If they do go through some sort of pain, it is because they are prey animals. It is a bit of a reflex. They would go on their back and pretend to be dead. This causes a bit of a danger because it isn’t a trick, they actually think they are being hunted. Their breathing will slow down, and just look dead. When the bunny stops, he will have a fast heart rate. Like us humans and when we stop breathing, our breathing becomes faster.

If you are wondering if carrying your bunny on the back a bit like a cradling position makes them have this reaction, your judgment was slightly off. You can do this because they won’t start playing “dead” if you are cradling them and they are comfortable.

Sorry for not posting in a while 😦

Thank you so much for reading this short article! Be sure to ask me any question you would like on Instagram or email snufflesthebunny@hotmail.com

Make sure to go check out @bearthehollandlopbunny on Instagram and mine as well @snufflesthebunnyy! 

Bye buns~~~! 🙂