Good treats for your rabbit
Here are a few good treats to give your rabbits:
Some reasons that a rabbit might bite
Sexual behavior - neutering helps
Testing - trying new things with their teeth
Boredom or Frustration - They may need more exercise or stimulation
Fear of being dropped
Defense - when reaching into the cage, approach him from the top rather than in front of him
Abuse - If a rabbit has been abused, it takes time and patience to get him to feel safe with you. Wear protective clothing when handling him and offer lots of treats and praise
These are a few herbal remedies that I have read about.
Blackberries are said to be good for colds and constipation
Parsley is said to be good for colds and disease prevention
Flax Seed is said to be work for good wool and fur
Garlic Clove is recommended for colds and fever
Raspberry Leaves are good for getting them in the mood to breed
Basil is said to aid in digestion
Be careful buying rabbits at auctions.
I recently attended a rabbit auction. I was there to see if I could find a buck Mini Rex. As my daughter and I were checking out all the rabbits, I overheard a breeder telling another person that she brought her rabbits to the auction because they had snuffles. Now, from what I have heard about snuffles, it is a highly contagious and usually deadly disease that infects rabbits.
Needless to say, we didn't buy any rabbits from that auction. I was appalled that a breeder would bring an infected rabbit somewhere to sell to an unknowing or unsuspecting breeder so that it could infect any other rabbits that they may have or any or all of the other rabbits at the auction.
It is very important to recognize the signs of snuffles and to be responsible enough not to spread it among your stock and not to sell it so that it will infect another breeders stock.
We found that it is a good idea to do a weekly health check on our rabbits. When examining our rabbits, we lay them on a flat surface and look for any signs of injury or illness. This is also the time that we use to trim toenails.