Lucy surprised us! She hid a nest of babies! They just popped out at 3 weeks old, I was so thrilled to see them.
The Rabbitat is in our yard, where we can enjoy and keep an eye on our active colony from our deck. It has a hammock so we can lounge with our snuggle buns, and a hay loft to store the rabbits’ straw and hay. What the difference between straw & hay?
Straw is the dried stalks that grew grains (like oats, barley, or wheat). The stalks are tubes, just like drinking straws. We give it to the rabbits so they can build nests, create warm snuggly spaces, and to absorb their waste (pee & poo).
Hay is a mixture of dried grasses (like timothy or alfalfa). This is food for the rabbits.
I’m Andrea, keeper of the buns. These little loves bring such joy to our lives, it’s my pleasure to share them with you. Let me know if you have any questions about rabbits, I’ve learned a lot over the years of keeping them. We started keeping rabbits because of allergies in our home, and rabbits were a pet that could happily live outdoors all year round.
Dug is our friendly buck. He enjoys greeting kids as they approach the rabbitat, hopeful for treats. His treat of choice is rolled oats with sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. He also gratefully accepts apples, branches from our fruit trees, and grass. Curious what rabbits can safely eat? Check out this list I rely on.
As you may have guessed, Dug also likes to dig. He is, after all, a rabbit. 💜