Each month, our Good Plastic program will cover the adoption fee for a lovable critter available at Marin Humane.
Here’s this month’s sponsored pet.
In our Rabbit Romper Room (a place where our rabbits are brought so that they can romp freely) Journey was so busy running around he barely noticed the toys we had given him. But his new family definitely needs to provide him with a variety of rabbit safe toys. Wicker toys/tunnels are a good choice for play and chewing. He’s very curious so a new guardian is advised to provide him with new boxes to play with, some shredded paper to a box to dig in and a rotation of his toys.
Rabbits require a yearly vet exam. It’s critical to make sure all of their teeth (front/inside) are growing properly, heart/ears/weight is where it should be and so much more. And their nails need to be trimmed every 4-6 months so they don’t grow into their feet or get caught on bedding. Rabbits are the third most common animal (after dogs, cats) surrendered to shelters. It’s important for any rabbit adopter to make sure they can make the 10-12 year commitment and be able to provide proper care.
Rabbits are crepuscular, which means they are most active in the morning, tend to sleep during the day and are then active again late afternoon/early evening. All rabbits need time out of their enclosure to burn off energy and to kick up their paws! Getting out of their enclosure for 2-3 hours a day is critical. Not only does it help with boredom, but it helps with moving their food through their delicate system.
Journey should eat unlimited amounts of Timothy, Oat Hay and/or Orchard Grass hay, 2-3 tablespoons of pellets (no dried fruit or nut mixes), a small handful of veggies and an occasional piece of fruit.
Call Marin Humane at (415) 506-6225 for information on Journey or other wonderful pets waiting for a fur-ever home.