LSB's Rabbitry 
 L.O.V.E. Some Bunny's
Holland Lops in WI ©

Loveable Pedigree Show Holland Lop Bunnies & Rabbits For Sale Sun Prairie Wisconsin

I am a Heinold FEED Dealer

  • I always have any 40 pound bags of rabbit feed for sale for 30.00
  • it is also available in 5, 10, 20 pounds too.

A Note To New Bunny Owners

Dear Bunny Friend,
 
Please be very gentle with your new bunny. You are all this bunny knows about the big world. You have to teach your bunny that the world is a good and safe place. Your bunny needs to know he can trust you to be gentle with him. If you pull his hair that will hurt him. Can you imagine how it feels when you have a snarl in your hair and your mom or dad pulls it a little hard to get the snarl out? It hurts doesn't it? Well it will hurt a bunny too, so try to be very gentle with him. And when you pick him up dont squeeze too tight or he wont be able to breath. As your bunny gets older he may be frightened if you pull his hair or don't carry him gently. He might think you dont like him. He could nip at you if he thinks you are being not nice because that's the only thing he can do to tell you he doesn't like something. He can't talk like people. We dont want him to turn into a bad bunny that nips, so try real hard to be very careful and gentle with him and he will be gentle to you. :) Once they start nipping its hard to get them out of the habit. I had another little girl that had to get a new bunny altogether because they were always squeezing her to hard and being rough with her. She was a perfect bunny but then she didn't like it when they would come by her, so she nipped. She is here now and she is still a little afraid of people. I am trying to make her not so afraid, but it will take a lot of time. She is real cute. :) Can you send me some pictures of you being extra gentle with your bunny? I would like to see that. I bet your new bunny would like a nice gentle pat on his head and body. Also, your mom and dad might want to consider buying you a small basket to carry around your baby bunny in. That way you dont have to worry so much about picking up the bunny to hard. Other little girls and boys have tried that. And bunnies seems to really like riding in a basket. Oh! I cant wait to see a picture of you and your bunny in a basket! You can find some nice reasonable baskets at Gordman's at East Town mall. I should have thought of that when you were here. Let me know how its going. xoxo
 
Love,
 
Michelle 

Diarrhea Virus - Stomach flu 5/2011

  • Diarrhea in rabbits is a rabbit emergency as they can die fast if not treated asap
  • rabbits cannot vomit
  • viruses can cause stomach flu
  • rabbits cannot tolerate pain and can die fast

Bunny relief kit available 20.00 per kit -email , call me or text me asap 630-5078 or [email protected]

 

Overfeeding your bunny

  • Overfeeding your bunny can be a major problem for their gut and cause death. Too many treats and overfeeding leads the bunny to be full, therefore they are not eating the essential good bacteria during the day called night feces. If you find much night feces in the cage, or a messy bottom chances are that you may be overfeeding your friend.
Here is what I feed my singly housed bunny (this is for Holland Lops):
  • around 3/4 cup of measured feed per day around 4 pm. If bunny is overweight already you can cut the feed to 1/2 cup. Always give fresh water. 
  • Bunnies sleep most of the day. If they are hungry this will be the time they consume the night feces.
  • Messy bottoms or diarrhea leads me to suspect your bunny has been overfed with treats and feed.
  • Bunnies should have an empty bowl the next day when you come to feed.
  • You can give them some fresh mold free straw in the morning for overweight rabbits as straw does not add weight. Fresh hay would also work if weight isn't an issue, but it isnt necessary of your bunny is on certain feeds.
  • If your bunny wont eat feed then you need to feed them hay or oatmeal uncooked or wheat germ...anything that they will eat to get them eating again asap.
  • Apple tree branches contain a homepathic pain reliever, so have that in the cage is helpful as well if the stomach is painful. Rabbits do not and cannot vomit! I also give infant gas drops to bunnies in pain.
  • Having neomycin oral solution on hand is good pre-planning if you see your bunny isn't eating as much, had a messy bottom or just as a preventative once a month. I put a capful directly in the water bowl. I sell this bunny saver rx for 20.00 a bottle.
  • Overfeeding is the number cause of diarrhea and subsequent death in rabbits.

Cage Size Recomendation

  • 36 wide by 30 deep all wire from Klubertanz would what I  recommend you get for a single indoor bunny or any other larger indoor cage form Petco.
  • with urine guards to keep the area cleaner! bottom wire should be 1/2 inch by 1 inch

Litter pan sample pictures

bunny rabbit.com sells this type-- get the kind like this with the wire on top to keep your bunny extra clean - they like using this type better than the kind without the wire :)

*********MOLD AND FEED AND HAY ALERT*****

There is a nasty thing going around in bunny feed. Please do not buy your bunny food or hay at a pet store. Most of the pet store feed and plastic bags of hay contains mold that will kill your bunny quickly. With nutrena  feed you dont need to supplement hay, oats, or anything else. If you want to give treats like hay --- buy it from a local farmer and make sure its very dry and fresh looking and smelling.  If you suspect your bunny has this, my recommendation is that you give him Neomycin Oral Solution, 1 tsp per gallon for 2 weeks... this is available through klubertanz equip co or bunnyrabbit.com
www.bunnyrabbit.com/   
Read more about this:

Here is a website you all might want to check. You will see that
mycotoxins can cause lung damage and bloat among other symptoms. Mycotoxins in the
feed could cause a problem!

Mold and Mycotoxins in Rabbit Feed:
(http://homepage.mac.com/mattocks/morfz/myco.html)
 
Please remember no matter what anyone else tell you --

DONT NOT FEED ANY LETTUCE or Citrus Fruit ever!

It saddens me that a few have not been following the bunny basics page - if you dont remember anything else do this:
  • no fruits or vegies under 6 months old.
  • only fresh premium feed and water daily and a salt lick
  • no timothy hay - its too rich for my babies
  • leave you bunny  alone and NO visitors for the first few days (they are stressed and need a chance to settle in.) To much handling on a young bunny will lead to sudden death.
Read about night feces. make sure you leave your bunny alone in the cage a few days with not so many visitors right now. make sure he is eating and drinking.  :) True rabbit diarrhea is water and or mucous and the bunny will not eat. That is a bunny emergency.
 
Unlike most other mammals, lagomorphs (including domestic rabbits) produce two types of droppings, fecal pellets (the round, dry ones you usually see in the litterbox) and cecotropes. A normal cecotrope resembles a dark brown mulberry, or tightly bunched grapes. It is composed of small, soft, shiny pellets, each coated with a layer of rubbery mucus, and pressed into an elongate mass. The cecotrope has a rather pungent odor, as it contains a large mass of beneficial cecal bacteria. When the bunny ingests the cecotrope, the mucus coat helps protect the bacteria as they pass through the stomach, then re-establish in the cecum.

Misc Info

For medicines  you can buy and have medicines shipped for your bunny -- try Bunnyrabbit.com

also recommended Dri-tail for bunnies if they get diarrhea - $5.00 a bottle :)

Here is the link:
https://www.bunnyrabbit.com/brcom.html

AILMENT or
DISEASE

MEDICATION DOSAGE



COCCIDIOSIS

Corid (amprolium)

water treatment 5cc to one gallon water-for 5 days (prevention)
water treatment 5cc to one gallon water-for 5 days (treatment)
or 1cc orally for 15 pounds of rabbit-for 5 days
        (1/4 cc orally for 3.75 pound rabbit)
DIARRHEA Dri-Tail several drops every few hours till symptoms subside
  Kaopectate 1/4 tsp. every hour till symptoms subside
  Acid Pak 4 Way 3/8 tsp. to one gallon of water--this can be used
constantly without fear of overmedication since
it contains all natural ingredients
  Benebac 1 gram for 10 pounds animal weight
  Neomycin Oral Solution several drops every few hours till symptoms
subside--can be added to water-5 cc to one gallon water
EARMITES Earmite drops several drops in each ear daily for a week,
then weekly for a month
  Ivomec paste 1 rice size pellet for upto 4 lb rabbit--orally
  Ivomec 1% injectable 1 drop per pound--orally
  Ivomec

Ivomec .27% injectable 1/2 cc per 10 pounds--orally   (aprx 2 drops per pound)
repeat treatment in one week
for prevention, treat every 3 months
EYE INFECTION Eye Ointment place in each eye 4 times a day till symptoms subside
FERTILITY Wheat Germ Oil 1/2 tsp. to 10 lb. rabbit daily
 

  Vita Stress 1 tbsp. pellets daily for two weeks (treat bucks and does)
FUR BALL/HAIR BALL Rabbit Lax 1 inch (2.5 gm) daily
FUR CONDITION Wheat Germ Oil 1/2 tsp. to 10 lb. rabbit daily
 

 

  Winner's Edge 1/4 tsp daily
  Papaya Papain tablets 1 tablet daily to improve fur and help guard against furball



SNUFFLES
COLD
Vet RX few drops in each nostril, twice daily
  Rabbit-mycin 2 drops in each nostril, twice daily
for 3 days out of 6
  HomeoPet Nose Relief 5 drops three times daily till symptoms subside
  Baytril must be prescribed by veterinarian
SORE HOCKS Happy Jacks Pad Kote administer daily till symptoms subside-
also, place solid floor(sheetrock or wood)
in cage for rabbit to rest on
STRESS/OFF FEED Acid Pak 4 Way 2X 3/8 tsp. to one gallon of water
  Peter's Rabbit-Aide 1 tsp to 8 oz water
  HomeoPet Anxiety 3 doses daily (dosage: 1-20 lbs 5 drops)
  Aqua Vite 1/4 tsp. to one gallon of water
TRAUMA
HomeoPet Trauma morning & evening 1 dose (dosage: 1-20 lbs 5 drops)
VENT DISEASE Penicillin G Cream apply topically for 3 days
  Penicillin Procaine G inject 1cc per 10 lbs--treat once, skip three days,
treat, skip three days treat--total of three injections
WORMS Ivomec .27% 1/2 cc per 10 pounds--orally
repeat treatment in one week
for prevention, treat every 3 months
  Ivomec 1% 1 drop per pound--orally
  Safeguard rice size (1/32 tsp) amount daily for 3-5 days
  Wazine 17% 1 fluid ounce (2 tablespoons) per gallon water
treat 3 days, repeat twice @ 30 days
or 1/8 tsp per 5 pound rabbit
 

NON SPECIFIC AILMENTS

Terramyacin water soluble
(broad spectrum antibiotic)

1 tsp. to gallon of water for 3-5 days

Bedding I recommend that you pick up for your new bunny is Yesterdays News bedding.


Eye Troubles:


You will know if the eyes are weepy. You can buy some eye ointment from a rabbit supply store and put it in the eye for a few days until it clears up. Eye irritations can be caused by unsanitary conditions and dusty bedding. I dont suggest using pine shaving or wood based bedding for this reason. It is dusty and can cause a weeping eye. Try cleaning the cage more regularly. Use Yesterdays News for bedding or for the bunny litter box.

Also the rabbits can scratch their eyes if you dont clipper there toenails monthly and this I have seen cause weeping in rabbits that were not clippered regularly. Clippering them monthly and applying the eye ointment cleared the issue in one rabbit that was brought to me.


Moon eye is a genetic defect in bunnies that cause this small white dot to appear. Rabbits with it should not be bred and is a showing dq. It is some form of Glaucoma.


Spay or Neutering - You should really do it if not a breeder

If you are not breeding or showing your bunny, I would strongly urge you to have your bunny spayed or neutered. This can be done between 5 and 6 months old. I almost feel it's cruel to not spay. Spaying just takes out all the hormones. Also told it lengthens their lifespan. Call you local vet experienced in rabbits for more information. You may have to call a few vets to find one your are comfortable with and prices vary for spays significantly.

I highly recommend Dr Greg from Animal Hospital in Sun Prairie. He saved my cocker spaniel. I believe males rabbit neutering  are about 80.00 and females around 150.00 is what someone told me. Mention my name as referral to Dr Greg or his staff. Thanks.

Here is a link to behavior modifications for bunnies:

http://www.wisconsinhrs.org/Articles/The%20Biting%20Rabbit.htm 

Litterbox Training Your House Bunny :) a great idea

  • Litterbox training takes time - the older your bunny gets the better he or she will do.
  • neutering or spaying helps and can be done from 4-6 months old.
  • use a few cups of pine pellets or yesterdays news is what I am now reccommending in the litter box. Less mess and no threat of toxic problems. Never use pine shavings as they are too dusty and lead to almost immediate eye irritation.

More info go to:

http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/litter.html

Caring For Your New Bunny

Rule #1 Feeding

  • Never feed rabbits or bunnies lettuce. This can lead to sudden death. They do love it but its very bad for them. 
  • Do not let your bunny eat tall grass from areas that aren't mowed. The can pick up bot fly eggs on their necks.
  • Always provide fresh water at all times. Use a water bottle and or big ceramic crock.This needs to be changed daily. bunnies will not drink hot water. This is critical in the summer months.
  • Always provide free feed for bunnies under 6 months old. Use a big ceramic or aluminum crock or feeder that can hold a few days worth of feed. If they are pottying in the bowl this needs to be changed daily and cleaned.  Plastic bowls and feeders are not recommended as they chew on these and can cause an intestinal obstruction.
  • Bunnies need untreated wood to chew on as this helps file down their teeth, which continually grow. Place a piece of wood or apple tree branch in their cage for this purpose.
  • Salt licks are not necessary with PenPal feed, but you can provide one. Mineral salt licks are fine as well, but can turn the teeth brown (not a show dq)
  • When your bunny is over 6 months old, feed 6 - 8 ounces of rabbit feed each day. Stick to one feed to prevent recurrent molting of fur. Some bunnies will stop eating if you change the feed.
  • Once your bunny is over five to six month old, you can feed parsley, carrots, apples, day old bread, potatoe peelings...this is in addition to their regular feed. Remember to feed these in moderation.
  • Keep your bunny hutch or home clean daily ideally. Consider litter training your bunny for easier clean up.
  • Keep bunnies and rabbit out of direct sun light; if it is over 90 degrees and your bunny is outside, consider put in frozen water filled plastic soda bottles or misting off the cages. Put ice cubes in their water crocks.
  • If over 95 degrees, move bunnies into the garage or house for the day....use your own judgement. If bunnies look too hot it is very obvious. They need to be moved quickly and calmly into a cooler enviroment.
  • Consider using a fan.
  • Consider having your bunny in the house if you only have one or two.

Temperment:

Your new bunny needs time to adjust to his or her new home. He or she could be scared or angry at the new move and losing his or her siblings. The best thing you can do is take your time with your new friend. For the first few days I recommend leaving your bunny alone in the cage and not handling him or her much. If you do want to handle your bunny, take your time. For bunnies over 6 months, offer a piece of carrot rather than rushing in a grabbing your bunny, then gently pet your bunny and let him or her get use to you. Too much activity in the beginning can make your bunny scared. The bunny needs to learn you are a safe person that wont hurt him or her.

Bunnies who have stopped eating should be taken to a vet within 12 hours. Bunnies must continue to eat all the time, not eating can cause digestive problems that can lead to death. Force feeding can be done with a syringe. Feed your bunny "Critical Care for Herbivores", a must have for all bunny owners and supplied by your veterinarian. For any bunny owner, I recommend having this as a staple in your house. Full grown bunnies should eat 20-30 mL three times per day. Again, if your bunny is not eating, he should see a vet. Have the critical care on hand for emergencies when the vet isn't yet open. If your bunny is not eating, you can't get to a vet, and he won't take the critical care, try this formula:

One large level scoop KMR (kitten milk replacement)
One large level scoop Critical Care
One large drop of Karo syrup

Mix hot water in until the consistency is like cream. Try feeding this to your bunny. KMR is rich for them, but they need the calories especially when they haven't been eating.

Bunny snacks can be raisins or any other dried fruit, graham crackers, dried banana chips, unsalted peanuts, fruit flavored yogurt, honey nut cheerios, pretty much anything that your bunny likes. Keep in mind, all of these things are snacks only, not to be given in large amounts. Too much of these snacks can and will cause a digestive system imbalance. NOTE: Chocolate is toxic in bunnies just as it is in dogs.

Chew toys are an essential need for bunnies of all ages. Bunnies teeth continue to grow for their entire life, so it is imperative that they have things to chew on to help keep their teeth trimmed down. Chew toys can be things like straw and natural wood (except redwood), with or without bark. You can purchase straw in a bale, loose, or woven into baskets. Baskets are a great chew toy that they can play with too! Wood should be dried first before giving it to your bun. Tree branches and scrap wood are good, in addition to a log for the fire. Chew toys are a great diversion for your house bun to keep him from damaging your possessions.

Indoorcages and hutches for sale

I usually have a few used indoor all wire cages or outdoor wooden hutches for sale. Email me to purchase one They range is price from 30.00 to 80.00 each.

Bunny Equipment, Cages and Other Info

Klubertanz has lots of bunny equipment, cages and medicines for your bunny and they are knowledgeable about their uses.

Here is there link:

http://www.klubertanz.com/


For some real neat indoor bunny cages you can order them online here:

https://www.kwcages.com/

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