Helpful handouts for pet adopters, owners & educators
Pet Behavior Handouts
How to Build a Bunny Box
A bunny box is basically a large cardboard box with door holes and extras. Start with a large cardboard box about two feet by three feet and eighteen inches high. Then, add layers of flattened cardboard boxes to the bottom until the pile is about three inches thick. You can also put a smaller box inside the larger box.
House Rabbit Habitats
Rabbits are very social creatures and require as much attention and stimulation as a cat or dog. Because of this requirement, rabbits tend to be happier, healthier, better adjusted, and more affectionate if housed indoors. Rabbits also tend to live longer, happier and healthier lives in pairs or groups. Companionship is very important to bunnies.
Introducing House Rabbits
Taking the time, reading up and waiting for two spayed or neutered rabbits to be introduced will ensure you the best possible chance at a loving, bonded relationship.
House Rabbit Health
Rabbits may act as if they’re hardy creatures, but they are, in fact, extremely delicate – from their skin to their spines to their external systems. Care must be taken to maintain their good health, but a well- cared-for rabbit can live 12 to 15 years. The following basics are necessary to know in order to groom rabbits safely and to help keep them healthy.
House Rabbit Dietary Recommendations
A rabbit’s diet should be made up of high-quality pellets, fresh hay (alfalfa, timothy or oat), fresh water and fresh vegetables. Anything beyond that is a “treat” and should be given in limited quantities. Any food that is picked fresh must be thoroughly rinsed and cannot be fed if sprayed with herbicides or pesticides.
House Rabbit Behavior
It is easier to train rabbits if you understand that their behavior.
Private Consult Homework
After your private consult start working on conditioning your dog to the clicker.
Positive reinforcement is the presentation of something pleasant or rewarding immediately following a behavior. It makes that behavior more likely to occur in the future, and it is a powerful tool for shaping or changing your cat’s behavior.
Cat Clicker Training
Clicker training is fun for your cat to train you and fun for you to train your cat!
Do-It Yourself Cat Fence
This cat fence is made of netting material that can be attached to an existing fence or can even be installed without a fence. The net “gives,” which is why cats will not climb it.