Q & A
How Does It Work?
See Bunnies 4 Sale: and select the dwarf breed of your choice. When bunnies are posted for sale and they are marked under *AVAILABLE*, you may reserve (pay half) online or in person through filling out an appointment form. If none are posted yet, you will see a countdown timer or a picture of the nest box with date of when they'll be come available. The deposit form can be brought in at pickup!
How Can I Buy In-Person or Online?
When you reserve (pay half of bunny) or pay in full, you don't submit sensitive information through my website but through PayPal directly. The remainder balance will be due at pickup or sooner in cash or through our website similar to reserving. Furthermore, if you prefer to come by and reserve the bunny in person instead you may do so by setting up an appointment through our website under appointments tab.
What Form Of Payment Is Acceptable?
Cash or Card through PayPal for a small fee.
Where and When Will I Go To Pickup My Bunny?
We are available 24/7, that means you can stop by any day at anytime. We mean it! You will go to a very nice and safe neighborhood of Hayward, CA to pickup your bunny. Meeting will be with Victoria, myself or Jose in the front porch. If delivery is required, please contact us to see if there is a possibility for a small fee. Bunnies will be ready to take home when weaned at 8 weeks of age.
What Will I Receive When I Purchase My Bunny?
Healthy, dewormed, groomed bunny with nails trimmed in front of you so you know how to do it. All questions and concerns answered, health guarantee, carrier, plastic protector and pedigree papers, transitioning pellets and hay, care sheet brochure, receipt of purchase, VIP Bunny Owners Password for unlimited tips and 24/7 lifetime support.
What Breed Do You Recommend For Children?
Growing up, I have been breeding all kinds of rabbits. From New Zealand's, Holland Lops, Dwarf Lionheads and Netherland Dwarfs. I strongly recommend in order Holland Lops, Dwarf Lionheads, Netherland Dwarfs lastly and New Zealand's. The reason I say this is because Dwarf Lionheads and Holland Lops are a great breed besides the mane and their curious personalities they have so much to offer to kids. They love to be held, the love to sit on your palm as well as lay on their backs. Netherland dwarfs are more chill personalities where they rather be petted and come to you than be picked up/handled for long periods of time. They love to roam around as well as stand up to be petted and will lick you. These breeds will automatically start purring with their teeth if petted and caressed correctly. Holland Lops are more adventurous and don't like to sit in one spot. They love to stand up a lot and when petted will more likely walk away. They are great for cuddling and around adolescents and older children. The New Zealand breed is beyond adventurous, they love to be petted and are great for bigger pets such as cats and dogs! Any rabbit will be a right rabbit when handling correctly. I will show you how to handle the bunny for years to come! Small children should definitely hold the bun when sitting down and petting is okay as long as it's in the head area. When picking up the bunny, the adult should always supervise so the bunny does not become traumatized and possibly hurt himself. Anyone and everyone that hold the bunny should be closely supervised for the bunnies health and years of trust and happiness.
Should I Get A Boy Or A Girl?
I often get asked this many times. If you have a rabbit already and would just like a companion a girl would be best. If you have a boy already, a spayed girl would be ideal. You can get a boy as well, but in my opinion and years of breeding I have heard that a female would be best. When getting a first pet, I have noticed my boys are sweeter, eat less, drink less and don't become as nippy as a female bun would when they hit sexual maturity. Unlike puppies, bunnies do not have a menstrual cycle. Just like people, the rabbit will respond to how he or she is treated. When having a senior bunny (4-8 months of age) you must build trust, love and provide nutrition and bunnies will love you back regardless their stage. Regardless of bunny gender, if you spay and neuter you will have a sweet and healthier bunny overall.
Can Different Breeds Get Along?
Yes! Bunnies don't see race or ethnicity, they see gender. It is males that can't be house together due to territorial issues and they'll fight.
Can Rabbits Do Tricks?
Yes, rabbits like rats work with positive reinforcement. I myself took classes to be a vet savvy on rabbits, from administering shots, dewormers, GI Stasis, clickers, trimming and grooming them! You're interested in taking the class too? Contact me for more information, registrations are only $50-$75 per family.
Is This Cage Too Small? Big?
A perfect cage would be one that can be self-clean kept indoor and outdoor. Simply because the bunny can be kept indoors for most of the day and interaction will happen all the time. Sometimes when the bunnies responsibility is left to the child, he or she might forget to clean the cage and these self-clean cages will always keep them clean and disease-free. Wire allows the urine and poop fall through the squares straight into the pan. The pan can easily slide out, be dumped on the green bins or tossed on flowers and plants because it makes the BEST fertilizer you can have. A simply wash can do the trick and putting it back in the cage after a small sanitizing with sprays and liquids that are sold in stores or wipes. With a plastic mats their comfort level is above and beyond expectations. If you do choose wire mesh as oppose to plastic bottom, apartment bunny or playpen, please make sure to buy rest mats to avoid sore hocks. The cage or the hutch in terms of size should be about two to three times the bunnies length. But I recommend any cage thats 24 x 24 x 18. Something around those lines is perfect for the bunny. Please see Supplies section for more info!
Once Potty Training Begins, That Means I don't Have To Clean Anymore?
Once potty training takes its course you are one step closer to a very healthy happy rabbit. Nonetheless, it does not mean you don't have to clean after the bunny anymore? En contraire, it means it's easier for you to clean after because it all happens in one spot but you till have to do it daily. Remember, if your rabbit is clean your rabbit will be disease and infections free. However, if your bunny is just learning to be potty trained and he accidentally has poop and peed on his bottom and feet. You can wash them with warm water, dish washing soap or baby shampoo. If possible some baby wipes would be ideal.
Does Their Pee and Poop Smell Really Strong?
This solely depends on how often you clean the cage. Bunnies pee smells like something warm, it won't start smelling like ammonia until 3-5 days. By then the pee and poo should be cleaned before it gets to that. The rabbit's poo does not smell like anything. It's really hard little balls that will roll out of your hand when you grab them. To absorb the smell, I recommend wood shavings or pelletized bedding. If you ignore your bunnie's hygiene it can be really smelly and bad for the bunny itself. Also, by keeping their private area trimmed will prevent them from poop getting stuck to their fur, health issues and bad odor.
Are All Your Rabbits Potty Trained?
The answer is yes. All my older rabbits are all potty trained, the babies are potty trained in the 7-8th week they're born. Although accidents can occur, also when you take your bunny to a new environment he will most likely have an accident or two but it's due to stress. Within a week with practice and reinforcement the bunny will be potty trained. If this does happen, place the poop and urine into the litter box so the bun starts familiarizing with thats where he or she will go pee or poo.
Does My Rabbit Require Any Vaccines Or Vet Visits?
When you adopt from my rabbitry, your rabbit does not need any vaccinations or to see a vet because they are from U.S.A. Lines. Out of the country rabbits, will need vaccines simply because they are not as strict on preventing and vaccinating as the United States is. Although, if your bunny is sick or you would simply want to check the bunnies health you may do so at your own expense. The only breed that will require a vaccine or two would be the New Zealand, inquire within on where to get affordable shots for your pet.
Should I Spay/Neuter My Bunny? If So, Is It Expensive?
Spaying and Neutering is the best way to go! If you don't plan to ever breed your bunny, you want to pamper your bunny and have a really long happy bunny for years to come! Your bunny will be sweeter, get along with other bunnies, no signs of aggression, live 3-5 years longer, prevent them from cancers and infections. Why not? It's better to be safe than sorry. The surgery is is a very safe procedure with under 1% of death rate. It will only cost you an extra $0-$75 at the most to get your little guy or girl fixed. Contact me for a referral, vets will charge you $400-$500! If you decide to not fix, that is okay too. You're not doing anything wrong with not fixing them because you don't want them to not undergo surgery or breed. When a rabbit is bred, his or her behavior will change. Keep a close look.
How Often Should I Trim My Bunnie's Nails?
You may trim your bunnies nails as necessary. I personally do it every month, if you feel your bun's nails are getting sharper it's a sign it's time. Bunnies will have five front nails and 4 back nail on each of their foot. I safely use cat clippers because it's safe to grab the bunny and trim the ends as I demonstrated. You may also buy your personal grooming kit which include a cement filer, nail clipper and much more! Clipping their nails will prevent them and you from injuries and health issues. As accidents can happen, if you gotten to close and you see the tip of the nail is bleeding a little. Fell free to grab some safe powder to stop the bleeding. Other than nails, you can also groom your bunny. Lionheads need to be groomed regularly to keep their manes from matting. Rabbits will shed 2-3 times a year as well and frequent grooming will prevent them heavy molting. They don't need to be bathed, but wipes, damp towels or waterless shampoo can be used to replace bathing.
How Should I Pick Up My Bunny?
Bunny handling isn't hard at all, it's important to be sweet and gentle but firm and assertive. You want the bunny to know you are boss and that he or she is safe in your arms. Dropping the rabbit in a quick sudden is an immediate no-no. Rabbit just like any person like to feel a firm grip of the floor as opposed to being dangling in the air. When picking up the bunny, you can have the bunny facing you or not. Your left hand should go to their bottom and your right to supporting the back/head part. Once you have the bunny, you can slowly and safely place the bunny towards your chest, your upper arm or in your arms. The other way which is safe is to hold the bunny like a football. The rabbit's head should be under your arms while his feet are place on your forearms. There should be no squeezing just firmness in the bunnies body. Most importantly, a bunnies back should always be and feel protected at all times. It's the most fragile and sensitive part of their bodies.
Should My Bunny Get Toys?
Bunnies love toys. There's many great toy ideas for bunny online! I actually make a bunch myself on my free time with a little help from my furry bunny friends! You can also go to a feed store, pet store or supermarkets to get toys especially made for bunnies. Have fun shopping!
When Can I Feed Veggies/Fruits To My Bunny?
When your bunny arrives home, I suggest you stick mainly to hay and pellets for 2-3 months. Then slowly start feeding them 1-2 veggies for a day or so. Make sure you downsize their pellet intake after 6 months of age. By then, you can start feeding veggies if your vet has gave the "ok" to do so. I like to wait until the bunnies are 8-12 months but vet have stated it is safe to do sooner. Because bunnies have sensitive tummies, they should not be given fruit under any circumstance when babies. Slowly start feeding them veggies and as they get older fresh fruit may be given.
What's The Right Feed For My Bunny?
Anything high quality food is great for feeding your bunny. The most important thing is to make sure the bun is getting all important nutrients as well as accompanied by hay. Wooden chew toys and apple wooden branch must be given to prevent them from overgrown teeth and hay to keep their teeth filed down. Please see VIP Bunny Owners and Supplies section of my website.
Can my bunny be kept outside instead of indoors?
Of course! I don't see why not. Things to look out for are: Predators (raccoons, hawks), Weather (no sun exposure at all, and not too cold) and lastly supervision. Make sure if you do decide to go this route that you interact with your bunny at least 1-5 hours a day when they exercise. You don't want an abandoned bunny in the hutch because he or she will become wild and no longer sweet due to lack of human connection.
Can My Rabbit Pass Down A Disease To Me Or My Family?
With any given pet there are many possibilities one can catch a disease or infections from them. There are conditions you and your family must be aware of. Please do further research as I may be outdated.