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Old 05-21-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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We are currently keeping the rabbit's room at 21C (70F), what is the ideal temp?



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Old 05-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Rabbits tend to prefer things on the cool side. I have house rabbits so basically if I'm comfortable then they are comfortable. If I start to feel too warm (around 80F) I turn on the ac. It keeps the buns, gerbils, and people happy. The humidity levels also play a part. Hot and humid makes rabbits over heat quickly if they don't have help cooling down.



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Old 05-21-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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Rabbits tend to prefer things on the cool side. I have house rabbits so basically if I'm comfortable then they are comfortable. If I start to feel too warm (around 80F) I turn on the ac. It keeps the buns, gerbils, and people happy. The humidity levels also play a part. Hot and humid makes rabbits over heat quickly if they don't have help cooling down.
Have to agree with Brandy. My bunnies like it on the cool side too. Got up to 89 in the house (too early for AC) and had to get fans to help them cool down. Plus humidity is a bummer. I even have a hard time cooling off when it's too humid.

68-70is perfect for my buns. But when it gets in the upper 80's in the house, they all look at me and wonder where's the nice cool air.

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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We are at 77 F.

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #5
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With virtually no humidity in Las V, 77` is good. They also don't like sudden changes, but sometimes they can't be helped. Today it's 20` cooler than it was yesterday.

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Old 05-28-2012, 04:18 AM   #6
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I'll try keeping it in the 60s and 70s.

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Old 05-28-2012, 04:22 AM   #7
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We keep our thermostat at right around 74.

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Old 06-02-2012, 01:31 AM   #8
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Hi, I live in a Valley where the temperature could go until100 degree, so I need to have my AC on all the time?
Mostly is hot from 100pm to 6pm. I think one of my rabbit started to have some problem with the weather here. Today I had to give him some water with a seriner and some swett thing because he doesn't want to eat. Any sugestion how I can cool him of Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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60-70 degrees F is ideal for most rabbits. Keeping it under 80 degrees is more healthy for rabbits.

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Old 06-02-2012, 04:37 AM   #10
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Panchomaha, if you can, freeze some water bottles, wrap them in a towel, and put them in with the bunny, so they can choose to lie up against the cold bottle, or not. You can also wet their ears with cold water.
I too live in the hot Central Valley, and when our AC broke down, these things helped a lot. Also hanging damp towels, frozen if possible, over their cage (not covering completely), and blowing a fan on that.
You can also put a few icecubes in their drinking water.



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