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Still we worry about our spaces - the size of the rabbit area matters and there is plenty of advice on how big. The truth is, if a bunny were free they wouldn't be concerned, they could bob around exactly where they fancied and their home would change and extend according to the warren needs. They run a complex route, jumping in and out of hedgerows and tend to be near cover constantly.  At Runaround we like giving our bunnies a fee run. They are older and not so hard to round up now, but even when young we used to allow this. Through doing this we learned when...

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Rabbits are all about Spring! Easter cards are a reminder that the wild bunnies are out and about and increasing in number. Spring can make our domesticated rabbits a bit more frisky. They might dig more, make nests and hope to mate even if they are neutered. Also, very excitingly, there is grass growing again! With a general excitement in the air so it is good to plan a new set up in Spring. Our rabbits have been out all year anyway, but they love a change and some new items to explore. As such, we added the lookout box to the system. We...

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Has anyone found rabbits reassuring during the pandemic? I find animals (especially wild ones) a great encouragement when things aren't the same. They continue with the usual zest for life. There is nothing like a hare racing across a field in front of you to make you see the day in a completely new way. I used to feel very happy when I could go up and listen to our free range chickens chortling to one another. This would made my personal worries seem like a lot less. I wonder if being at home more has made us closer to our pets generally, and...

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The interesting thing about rabbits is they are meant to dig and the first worry for a new owner is will they dig out and vanish.  Over the years our rabbits have been kept in extensive interconnected runs, but never with floors. Yes, we have had diggers - but we haven't had escapees through digging. There must be a reason for this. If a prey animal feels trapped and in danger their instinct might propel them to dig to escape. Equally, if there is tasty grass outside the run but not within it, there is an incentive to escape.  Alternatively, if their home...

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The most important issue in cold weather is to frequently check the water - and replace with a new bowl or bottle if frozen. Feeding some food that contains water like freshly picked grass, leafy herbs or a small amount of veg is useful too. You can also add some droplets of water to your leaves. It was very topical as today as it was the coldest day for working in a shed! We tend to feel it when its heading sub zero at night and our minds immediately jump to the rabbits and guinea pigs. They have their small...

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