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    Confused, as i saw a rabbit food pyramid and now i think i'm feeding my rabbit the wrong foods!

    We cover diet in detail here, including a widget where you can enter your rabbit's weight and it will calculate for you the weights of pellets/greens/hay you should be feeding daily https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-diet/ There are pages describing how the digestive system works, healthy...
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    Will my baby female rabbit fight my neutered male once she reaches sexual maturity?

    How old is she Cosmoluna? We recommend spaying at 16 weeks provided rabbits are well grown and in good health. At this age most will not have yet quite reached sexual maturity and there should be no significant hormonal changes. (My Fearne is an exception to every rule I think!) You can read...
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    Will my baby female rabbit fight my neutered male once she reaches sexual maturity?

    I've never separated a bonded pair when one has been neutered. And never had any problems as a result. On the contrary, provided they had a good bond before the neuter, returning home to a loving partner is a comfort to them when they feel ill. It might help to ask your vet to let you bring...
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    Rabbit Island

    While it may appear idyllic, look closely at the rabbits, at the injuries, ears in particular are obvious, but those rabbits are covered in bites. They are given no veterinary care, many wounds will become infected and the rabbits will die a horrible, painful death. They are not vaccinated...
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    What are these little white things around my rabbit's living area?

    Elra have you checked the RWAF's Rabbit Friendly Vets list for a local rabbit savvy vet? Here it is, the practices have to apply and it's a rigorous assessment process so we are sure they really are rabbit savvy provided you see the named vet...
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    Is tap water truly safe for rabbits? What type of water does your bunnies drink?

    Regarding giving the water to rabbits, there has been a study, I believe by rabbit Specialist vet Frances Harcourt-Brown, that showed that using a bowl is far better than a bottle. The rabbits drank 40% more water when it was offered in a bowl. Water is very important to their digestive system...
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    Is tap water truly safe for rabbits? What type of water does your bunnies drink?

    I can't speak for anybody else's tap water as we all live in different places. I am in the UK and our tapwater is certainly entirely safe in terms of cleanliness. However, I live in a very hard water area and the water, even with the benefit of a filter, is still very full of mineral salts...
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    URGENT

    Gut slowdown may be as the result of a blockage. You need to see a vet as an emergency, please do not accept a later appointment than in the next half hour! Do not give anything other than pain killers and even then only with your vet's approval as they may mask symptoms. Giving anything at...
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    weird thing sticking out on bunnies

    It's best to get a rabbit friendly vet see the area on your rabbit's back, so that you will know for certain exactly what it is, and what is the best way to treat it.
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    2019 Cages - add your photo!

    There are a lot also on our RWAF Pinterest boards. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/rwaf/outdoor-rabbit-housing/ along with advice about safe outdoor housing on our website https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-housing/outdoor-rabbit-housing/
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    Orange/red colur urine of my rabbit is ok ?

    Finally this one
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    Orange/red colur urine of my rabbit is ok ?

    This is the edge of a blade of grass under the microscope where the silica coating with its spikes is very clear. You can see this is grass as it's far greener than the hay in previous images, but the silica is not lost when grass is made into hay
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    Orange/red colur urine of my rabbit is ok ?

    There is a clear image in the middle of this photo of the edge of some hay under the microscope where the spikes are clear
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    Orange/red colur urine of my rabbit is ok ?

    Hay is essential for dental and digestive health. This needs to be grass hay, NOT alfalfa hay which is too rich and as a legume, not a grass, it does not require the same chewing action. Advice here https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-diet/hay-grass/ There is no vegetable that can provide the...
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    Caecotrophs

    For veggies only give green leafy veg, not root veg, no fruit. We have a list of recommended veg & herbs here https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-diet/recommended-vegetables-herbs/
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