Monday, April 30, 2007

Rabbit Pet Care




It's National Pet Week and we would like to introduce you to our favorite classroom pet Mr. Snowball. Mr. Snowball is a white, Norwegian dwarf rabbit. He has red eyes. He is small cute and fluffy. Mr. Snowball is 7 1/2 years old. We would like to educate the public about how to take care of a pet dwarf rabbit.
Diet
Some brands of rabbit food don't have all the nutrients as fruits and veggies. So you need to give your rabbit a little bit of both.

Keep fresh water available at all times.

Feed your rabbit:Rabbit pellets and hay. You can also feed your rabbit greens, carrots, dry grass, celery, sweet potato, lettuce, Firm fruits (strawberries, apples, pears and bananas) and broccoli but be careful because too much of these foods can upset their tummies and give them diarrhea.

Care

Trim your rabbit's nails carefully and regularly.

Let your rabbit run around at least once a day.

Clean your rabbit's cage at least 2 -3 times a week.

Put wood in the cage so the rabbit's teeth don't get too long.

Never let your rabbit chew on wires.

Breed your rabbit before one year of age. If you breed them after 1 year the mother's pelvis can fuse causing death for the mother and baby.


Housing

A small rabbits cage should be 30 x 30 x 14 inches for the rabbit to at least run around inside the cage.

Clean the rabbits cage about 2-3 times a week at the minimum.
If your rabbit is an outdoor rabbit you should build a wooden hutch made out of heavy wood and water proof roof.

If your rabbit is an indoor rabbit you can also use a wooden hutch or a cage. Never put two male rabbits in 1 cage or they will fight.

Training

Rabbits can be trained to know their name.

Rabbits can also be litter box trained.

Rabbits are more intelligent than hamsters or guinea pigs.

Behaviors

Netherland dwarf rabbits are more energetic than bigger ones.

Netherland dwarf rabbits get easily stressed so there not very good pets for young children.

Never put 2 males together they might fight.

They like to chew on things so never let your rabbit chew on cords.

Netherland dwarf rabbits are curious.

They don't get along with cats and dogs.

These rabbit pet care tips are brought to you as a combine effort of the 4th and 5th grade class of Whispering palms School.

We found Mr. Snowball's itchy spot!




For more information on Pet Care and what Pet Events are coming up this week on Saipan you can go to:
http://paws-saipan.blogspot.com/









17 comments:

Nicole said...

SO CUTE & FUZZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachell Kim said...

Look!!!!
Mr snowball's on the web site!!!!
Hi Mr snowball!!!!

raina said...

mr. snowball is so cute

kristina&danica said...

you should show those dance moves to the rabbit dicsco!!

christian said...

Shake your booty Mr.snowball!!!!

michaela said...

mr. snowball has danced like he never did before!

annalise said...

he so cute i just want to squeeze him!

annalise said...

he is so cute and furry.

minori said...

Hey Mr.Snowball show me your moves!

Jake said...

shake that booty mr snowbaall dance for your life!!!

Danica said...

shake it oh wait is that mr. snowballha ha ha lets do the cha cha

Danica said...

antie Brenda snow balls showing off his dance moves show off

minori said...

your the cutest rabbit in the whole wide world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

raina said...

go Mr.snowball shake it to the right and then the left

victoria said...

you have danced like you never have before (if you have really danced before)

Danica said...

look at that white thing its danceing
wate thats mr snow ball danceing do the cha cha

Danica said...

shhhhhhhhhhhh im trying too watch mr snowball on internet shhhhhhhh plizz
owww it just ended thanks alot