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ISAC QUIN HOOER

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Hey all,

It has been 95+ degrees for days on end and I'm wondering if i should lightly mist my bunnies. it has been going down to 75-80 degrees at night. We house our rabbit s outside and we keep fresh water for them all of the time, and there is plenty of shade. Please let me know what you think. : )

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Misting buns´ ears is a nice way to help them chill a bit, along with cooling (scraps of) ceramic tiles from the sales department. It will have to be done many times a day, especially if bun is more inclined to overheat than most. My current lop buck Storm is big and very hot-blooded compared to my medium mix Iris. When her ears are on the level of ''bit too chilly for me,'' his ears are what we would call ''optimal temperature''
 

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95 degrees is too hot for them. At least thats what I think.
AC is a no go?

Definetly mist their ears, also provide them cool water multiple times a day.
 

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95 degrees is too hot for them. At least thats what I think.
AC is a no go?

Definetly mist their ears, also provide them cool water multiple times a day.
I haven't heard that the outdoors is AC compatible? Probably not...
95 degrees definetly seems like a lot to me, but i've heard that it also depends on the region's humidity levels. Ours is quite humid and 35/95 degrees celsius/faren is like super hot with a bit of moistness making it worse, almost unbearable. Anything above 25/77 degrees is kinda too hot for us, and 20/68 with sun and some wind hits just right.

Would there be no way for @ISAC QUIN HOOER to bring their rabbit/s indoors even for the hottest of times? I took my first bun indoors to 18/65 degrees when the outdoors were raging 29/85 degrees, and for that we ended up adapting our house to fully accommodate Musti as an indoor bun. He did well after some bunny-proofing.
 

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I haven't heard that the outdoors is AC compatible? Probably not...
95 degrees definetly seems like a lot to me, but i've heard that it also depends on the region's humidity levels. Ours is quite humid and 35/95 degrees celsius/faren is like super hot with a bit of moistness making it worse, almost unbearable. Anything above 25/77 degrees is kinda too hot for us, and 20/68 with sun and some wind hits just right.

Would there be no way for @ISAC QUIN HOOER to bring their rabbit/s indoors even for the hottest of times? I took my first bun indoors to 18/65 degrees when the outdoors were raging 29/85 degrees, and for that we ended up adapting our house to fully accommodate Musti as an indoor bun. He did well after some bunny-proofing.
yeah, that would be the ultimate solution. Bringing the Bunny in.
As for AC, i meant if the bunnies have some kind of shed where they reside. Of course if it's 24/7 out in the open then its a no go.
 

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yeah, that would be the ultimate solution. Bringing the Bunny in.
As for AC, i meant if the bunnies have some kind of shed where they reside. Of course if it's 24/7 out in the open then its a no go.
ooh, okay, right! Sheds and stuff are still widely referred to as 'outdoor living', forgot about that one! Definetly AC compatible-ish when it's more of a help/supplemental/supporting/auxiliary? building rather than just a secure hutch with run and pen...
 
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Bringing them inside into air conditioning is obviously the best option, but if that isn't doable, you can absolutely mist them! I would not recommend leaving misters on all day long, but 2-4 times (short duration) during the hottest part of the day will help- as well as providing frozen water bottles for them to lay against ("repurposed" 2 liter soda bottles work well). ❄️
 

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