Her people asked TONS of questions
FIRST I gave them my spiel. I showed them my handling of the bunnies, and how I make them as bomb proof as I can. Talked the importance of making the rabbit know that they are SAFE with you all the time. Carrying with something under the feet and covering the eyes, playing with the feet and figuring out what your bunny likes as a reward.
Then I answered questions:
1. what type of bedding
- pine, though aspen is good. the best bedding I've found is pine mixed with carefresh bedding. The manure is good for gardens, can be dumped in your compost or given to gardening friends.
2. how to litter train
- hang hay in the corner you want them to do their business in and they should choose that corner to poop into.
3. what kind of treats
- think green, think smart...one leaf.. not a whole head.
- for holland lops nothing from the cabbage family
4. how and when to feed hay
- generally every other day.
5. what types of greens
- again, think green. lettuce, carrot tops, celery cut into small chunks, dandelions, grass, etc.
6. what to do if a bunny gets the runs
- hay and oatmeal only for three days.
7. is it true they eat their own poops
- yes, called cecaltrophes, they are night poops, it's like a cow chewing it's cud.
8. can we let it out in the yard
- yes, though supervised runs tend to work better
9. can we give it the name ___________
- you may call the bunny whatever you wish to
10. what type of nail clippers to use
- fingernail clippers until five months old, then small cat clippers work well
11. how often to trim the nails
- once a month
12. what kind of food to feed
- indoor bunny, Martin's little friends rabbit food. :)
and so many more
I took the time to answer each and every question and then sometimes answered them again. :)
They were looking for a small bunny, I sent them home with one that should mature to no more than 3.5 lbs. That's a good size for a holland lop.