Products

Here are our recommendations for supplies for your new bunny. There are several items you will want to have ready for your new bunny when you bring your new pet home. Below is a list of necessary and optional items to keep your newest family member happy and healthy.

Hay
Food Bowl
Water Bowl/
Bottle
Nail Clippers
* Stain Wipes
* Treats 

(* optional items)
Cage
* Play Yard
Food
* Chew Toys
Bedding
* Litter Box



 

Housing Solutions

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We like these litterboxes because they do not take up a lot of space but fit in the corner of your cage nicely. There is also an option for a grate for the rabbit to sit on or it can be removed for early stages of litter box training. The grate helps keep your bunny's feet from being stained from the litter box. 
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This is a simple plastic rabbit cage with a solid bottom. The ramp and ledge can be removed to provide extra floor room. MidWest makes great products for rabbits and guinea pigs. Cage can be easily taken apart to make cleaning easy.  
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This is identical to the above cage. The difference is the added extension which gives your rabbit more floor space for your bunny to move around. This cage is marketed for 1-2 bunnies however, we do not recommend housing rabbits together unless they have both been altered. 
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This is a bit of an upgrade from the cage above. This cage still has a solid bottom floor but gives a bit more floor room with access through the top. 
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This cage is very similar to the 2 above. The most noticeable difference is the castors to make it easier to move around and the wire bottom. This cage has a tray that can be removed to be cleaned without removing your rabbit and accessories from the cage. I like the wire bottoms for the small breed rabbits. The wire bottom allows rabbit waste to go through the wire and helps in keeping your rabbit's feet stain-free. If you have a larger breed rabbit, above 4 pounds, add a rest mat to help protect their feet. 
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This an indoor wooden rabbit hutch that looks a bit more like a piece of furniture. Be aware that rabbits do chew so your nice wooden rabbit hutch will get some chew marks on it. Wood can also absorb urine and over time can give off an ammonia smell. Wood is much more difficult to keep clean than a plastic cage is. With all of that being said, this is a great option if you are set on a wooden hutch. 
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This is an indoor wooden rabbit hutch that looks a bit more like a piece of furniture. This is a larger version of the above cage so all the above has to be mentioned again. Be aware that rabbits do chew so your nice wooden rabbit hutch will get some chew marks on it. Wood can also absorb urine and over time can give off an ammonia smell. Wood is much more difficult to keep clean than a plastic cage is. With all of that being said, this is a great option if you are set on a larger wooden hutch. I would like to add one more side note when it comes to hutches such as this one and the one above, These cages make it difficult to retrieve your bunny from the cage as there are small areas that present obstacles for arms to reach in. 
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These are rest mats for wire bottom cages. These are not needed if you have a solid bottom cage. Dwarf breed rabbits 4 pounds or less do not necessarily need a rest mat but one can be used if you are wanting to add a nice resting spot off the wire for your bunny. Rest mats are plastic and can be washed off with warm water and a little dish soap. 
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This paper bedding works great for solid bottom cages. It is very soft and dust-free. 
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Pine shavings are a great alternative for solid bottom cages as well as litter boxes. Shavings are dustier than paper bedding but do help with smell when cleaned regularly. 
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A large playpen can be connected to your cage to give your new bunny plenty of room to exercise while still providing a safe area. This is a playpen that has larger sides to discourage bunnies hopping over. 
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A large playpen can be connected to your cage to give your new bunny plenty of room to exercise while still providing a safe area. The sides of this play area are shorter so I would not use this with larger breeds unless you are okay with your bunny jumping over. 

Feeding & Nutrition

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This is the feed all our bunnies are fed. We have had great results with this feed. We have been using PenPals 16% since relocating to Missouri a little over 4 years ago from Texas. We were excited when we realized PenPals was available in our area. Now with Amazon, you can order from anywhere and have the feed delivered straight to your door. We free feed bunnies until they are 6 months old then feed 1/2 c. per day from 6 months. We also supplement with hay and a special conditioner we mix and feed. 
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We recommend Timothy hay over any other hay if given the choice. We feed Timothy when available or horse-quality orchard hay. Hay can be free-fed and is a great way to keep your bunny's digestive tract cleaned out. Alfalfa is acceptable as well but it does have more calories than Timothy and should not be free-fed. Pudgy does not necessarily mean healthy. Just like any other pet, you want your rabbit to maintain a healthy weight. 
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If you have multiple rabbits or you prefer to stock up, this is a larger box of Timothy hay. We recommend Timothy hay over any other hay if given the choice. We feed Timothy when available or horse-quality orchard hay. Hay can be free-fed and is a great way to keep your bunny's digestive tract cleaned out. Alfalfa is acceptable as well but it does have more calories than Timothy and should not be free-fed. Pudgy does not necessarily mean healthy. Just like any other pet, you want your rabbit to maintain a healthy weight. 
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This allows you to have hay present for your bunny without the mess. This also creates a natural pulling of hay from the bag providing enrichment for your bunny. 
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These feeders are not fancy but they are functional for cages that have a feeder slot. They have a wire screen where the feed comes down which allows the dust to fall through instead of caking in the feeder and causing irritation to your bunny. 
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These feeders are gravity feeders, also designed for cages that have a feeder slot. You can secure this on the inside of the cage with wire as an alternative to installing through a feeder slot. This also has mesh that allows dust from feed to fall through instead of caking or causing irritation. 
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I am not a huge fan of water bottles because they all seem to leak. Even the ones that "don't leak", leak when bunnies rub their little faces on the nozzle or rub up against them. We have a large automatic watering system and there is always water on the ground due to the occasional face rub on the nozzle causing water to leak.
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I am not a huge fan of water bottles because they all seem to leak. Even the ones that "don't leak", leak when bunnies rub their little faces on the nozzle or rub up against them. We have a large automatic watering system and there is always water on the ground due to the occasional face rub on the nozzle causing water to leak. This is another option for food and water. These attach securely to the inside of the cage. 

Grooming & Extras

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These are a great size for rabbits. You will want to make sure you keep your bunny's nails trimmed just as you would a cat or dog. 
If you are going to harness train your bunny, it is best to start as early as possible. This is the perfect mesh harness which is more comfortable and safer than strap harnesses.