Rabbits are becoming a common household addition. Our team is experienced in providing care for bunnies. Did you know that with great care, diet and lifestyle rabbits could live up to 12 years?
Does my bunny need to get spayed or neutered?
Yes! Just like in cats and dogs, spaying and neutering has benefits. Spayed bunnies are less likely to develop uterine cancer in the future, which occurs in over 80% of unspayed females older than 2 years. We recommend having your bunny spayed or neutered between 4-6 months old. Our veterinarians can examine your rabbit prior to surgery to determine if they are healthy for anesthesia. Give us a call at 204-452-0077 to schedule your bunny’s spay or neuter surgery.
What should I feed my pet rabbit?
Rabbits naturally eat plants. Their bodies are built to consume leaves, grass, some vegetables and fruits. We recommend feeding your bunnies grass hay, which are rich in minerals, proteins and vitamins. Your rabbit’s diet should also include green foods such as collard greens, kale, lettuce etc. Rabbit pellets should be given in small amounts to prevent overeating. It is perfectly fine for your pet bunny to eat carrots, red or green bell peppers, pineapples and blueberries as treats.
NOTE: You should avoid feeding your rabbit bananas and grapes as they can become hooked on these foods and refuse to eat anything else. Rabbits should also not consume foods rich in starch or fats. Examples include nuts, oats, chocolate, cereals or beans.