Normal Body Temperature: 101.5-103 F
Rectal Temperature: 103.3-104F; 38-40C
Heart Rate (pulse): 130-325 beats per minute
Respiratory Rate: 32-60 breaths per minute
Life Span: 5-12 years
Breeding Age: Males, 4 -6 months;
Females, 5-6 months
Pregnancy: 29-31 days
Litter Size: 4-8
Weaning Age: 6-8 weeks
Sometimes Does wean their kits as early as 4 weeks but the
babies don't do well.
In any case kits should with siblings until 8 week of age.
What to have handy in a first-aid kit
More often than not your beloved Bunny will injure itself
after your vet and the stores have closed.
That’s when a first aid kit will make all the difference.
A sick bunny that’s not eating should be treated as very serious.
Write your veterinarian’s name and phone number on a card,
as well as your local 24-hour emergency animal clinic.
DON'T wait until morning or "wait and see".
A rabbit's condition can and most often deteriorates quickly.
Appetite stimulant and nutritional supplement.
For animals that are thin, losing condition, or
are in need of a nutritional boost while recovering.
It is a high calorie Paste that comes in a tube.
You can buy it from your vet or buy it on-line.
Cost approx. $10.00
Critical Care (This is a name brand)
Appetite stimulant/nutritional supplement.
For animals that are thin, losing condition,
or are in need of a nutritional boost.
It’s hay and Herbs ground into a powder.
You mix it with water.
Wrap bunny in a towel and force-feed him it through
a feeding Syringe. Some bunnies come to like it and
will eat it from a dish. It has some extra ingredients
and herbs so it’s better that plain food in a blender.
It cost around $10.00 for a very small bag,
however a bag goes a long way.
I have never used a whole bag up on one rabbit before.
They normally recover before a bag is used up.
Dr. Martins Extruded Rabbit Pellets (This is a name brand)
This is great food for very young, very old or sick bunnies.
It’s a kibble feed instead of the usual pellet form.
Babies and old bunnies find it easier to chew.
I would recommend this for everyday use. It also comes in an
all timothy mix for fat rabbits.
You may need to get your pet store to order it for you.
When rabbits get wool block the regular pellets tend to
bind to the wool mass in the stomach, these pellets are more
fibrous and less sludge like.
If you can’t buy the Nutrical or the Critical care,
you can throw some Dr. Martins in a blender and add
water until it is smooth enough to go through a feeding syringe.
I know Global Pets and Pet Valu Stores in Toronto carry it.
Ivomec (Horse paste wormer found at feed mills)
I give my bunnies an amount the size of a pea
ever 5 months to kill fur mites,
and any worms or parasites they may have picked
up during the show season.
Sulmet 12.5% Sodium Sulfamethazine
2 tps of water per gallon.
I use it to treat any respiratory or urinary problems.
It's also one of the only treatments for coccidiosis.
Sulfa based medications are water soluble
(put in bunnies water and change daily)
A common name brand is Sulmet.
It costs around $16.00 for a gallon jug.
Must be remixed and changed daily.
ADDING EXTRA medicaation will cause diarrhea
so follow recommend doses.
Corid - (amprolium) 9.6% Oral Solution
For treatment and Prevention of coccidiosis parasites
Sulmet (above) is also use to treat and prevent coccidiosis
A thin cotton towel large enough to wrap bunny
in to restrain him. This will stop Bunny
from scratching you and struggling while you
force feed, giving a needle, clip nails,
check teeth etc.
Hydrogen Peroxide and/or Vetericyn wound spray
Great for flushing/cleaning minor wounds.
Another good wound treatment and when mixed with
water will disinfect your cage.
Vick’s Vapo-Rub, Vanilla Extract or Mint Extract
Any strong smelling substances.
Used when introducing unfamiliar animals to each other.
Must use very tiny amount on rabbits and
not directly near the nose. Can be used when
fostering a baby that is 4 to 7 days old to a new mom.
For chapped or irritated skin. Good for nursing
Does to prevent chapped and cracked teats. This is a must have for sore hocks as well.
Vetericyn for eye drops or ointment
Comes in a spray bottle or small tube, good for treatment of minor eye irritation.
Quik-Stop Gel or Powder
It is used to stop minor bleeding, particularly from broken toenails.
Q-Tips and mineral oil
Swabbing ears with mineral oil will keep ear mites away. I also clean vents with this.
Ideal for trimming toenails, clipping off torn
One for force feeding food, water and giving oral medication.
Get a second one to give a Bunny enema when needed.
also good for flushing wounds and abscesses.
Also good for force feeding .