Hay should make up the majority of your bun's diet. If she is a picky eater, then do whatever it takes to get her to eat hay. Not a fan of Timothy? Oat? Mountain grass? Keep trying.
If bunny is especially picky, then you might have to feed her buffet style.
(Although the pretty bags are for demonstration purposes only. Don't leave bunny unattended with plastic bags!)
For more on the Importance of Hay in your rabbit's diet, click here.
Peanut Butter, the bunny above, didn't become a picky hay eater until she had surgery. During her recovery, she needed extra encouragement to eat hay so she was offered "a little bit of everything until we found something she wanted to eat a lot of." Small bags, or mini-bales, can be an economical choice to try several kinds of hay without committing to a large container of something that bunny might not eat.
Bunny Basics for Everyone
- New: Dr. Sammy's Guide to Rabbit Care
- Living with a House Rabbit
- Litter Training
- Lots of great information on your new rabbit
Because we have more rabbits in need of foster homes than we have space, we cannot foster rabbits from individuals.
Although it is heartbreaking, we cannot take in every rabbit so we focus our rescue efforts on rabbits in shelters whose time has run out. We always have a waiting list and a vacant space is usually filled within hours of an adoption.
If it is truly impossible for you to keep your rabbit, please read "Finding a Home For Your Rabbit," and list him on our websiteand Petfinder.com. If you cannot keep your rabbit until a new home has been found, PLEASE take him to a shelter.
However, if your rabbit has a behavioral issue that is making him difficult to live with, like refusing to use his litter box, we can help. Contact us.
A bonded pair of boys: Friendly, Fun and Flirty
Aaron and Mister Whiskers: She was a part of a bonded trio but is now a single bunny.
These boys were best friends since the day they were born. Both brothers are kind, gentle bunnies who love to be petted and given attention. We also think that these two boys would welcome a third rabbit, a spayed female, into their little group. The boys have been introduced to a couple of girls in the foster home (through fences and once in the kitchen) and really seem amenable to adding a third. So if you have a spayed girl who might be looking for a best bun friend or two, these boys might be what she is looking for!
But if you are looking for a pair of bunnies who will entertain each other while you are at work, but dance excitedly for you when you come home at night--these boys might be the buns you are looking for.
St. Louis HRS Calendar for Sale
St. Louis House Rabbit Society's 2014 calendar is now out and it is beautiful. Buy one to nine calendars through the St. Louis chapter website and the price goes down with each additional calendar that you buy. The perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays! More on how to order here.