Bunny Safety Ben Simon Leaps and Squeaks 4-H Club
It’s a Dangerous World if You’re a Bunny <ul><li>There are lots of dangers to rabbits. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation...
Hutch Safety <ul><li>Make sure your rabbit’s hutch is strong, and they can’t chew their way out. </li></ul><ul><li>Make su...
Predators <ul><li>Predators are one of the greatest dangers to your rabbit when it’s outside. </li></ul><ul><li>Dogs, cats...
Heat <ul><li>Heat is one of the main environmental problems for bunnies. </li></ul><ul><li>If your bunnies live outside, t...
Cold <ul><li>In the winter, if your bunnies live outside, it is really important to take extra care of them. </li></ul><ul...
Diseases and Parasites <ul><li>Watch out for ear mites and fur mites. If your rabbit gets fur mites, you can treat it with...
The Indoor Rabbit <ul><li>The indoor rabbit will gladly chew any power cords they can find, and may blow themselves up. Ma...
Summary <ul><li>As you can see, rabbits are a complete danger to themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>When they are not being a d...
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  1. 1. Bunny Safety Ben Simon Leaps and Squeaks 4-H Club
  2. 2. It’s a Dangerous World if You’re a Bunny <ul><li>There are lots of dangers to rabbits. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation will help you keep your rabbit safe. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hutch Safety <ul><li>Make sure your rabbit’s hutch is strong, and they can’t chew their way out. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure there are no sharp edges, or things they could hurt themselves on. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure you can hang a water bottle safely, or teach your rabbit to drink out of a bowl. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a feed bowl that doesn’t have sharp edges, and can’t tip over easily. </li></ul><ul><li>A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing. Make sure they have something to chew on. </li></ul><ul><li>CLEAN YOUR HUTCH!!!!!!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Predators <ul><li>Predators are one of the greatest dangers to your rabbit when it’s outside. </li></ul><ul><li>Dogs, cats, hawks, owls, weasels, and opossums will see your beloved rabbit as a potential dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>A determined hunter will break through wire netting if you keep your bunnies outside. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to avoid this is to ensure that your hutch is strong enough to keep out a predator, or keep your bunnies inside at night. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Heat <ul><li>Heat is one of the main environmental problems for bunnies. </li></ul><ul><li>If your bunnies live outside, they need to be in shade if the temperature is above 80 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>You should keep a fan on the cage. </li></ul><ul><li>If it’s hotter than this, you will need to give them a plastic water bottle filled with ice, and a wet burlap (piece of cloth) on top of their cage will help. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cold <ul><li>In the winter, if your bunnies live outside, it is really important to take extra care of them. </li></ul><ul><li>You must check their water bottles twice a day, because they will freeze easily. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to give them extra food, because they need food to keep warm. </li></ul><ul><li>You should make sure they have lots of hay, because they can eat it or keep warm in it. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Diseases and Parasites <ul><li>Watch out for ear mites and fur mites. If your rabbit gets fur mites, you can treat it with a medicine called Ivermectin. </li></ul><ul><li>Mosquitoes can attack outside rabbits in humid climates. A mosquito screen will stop them if you decide to take your rabbit with you on vacation. </li></ul><ul><li>Fleas can be a pain. There are flea powders that you can use, but be careful, because some of these can make rabbits sick. Never give flea baths or dips to a rabbit. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a disease called Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. Keep your rabbits indoors if you hear of an outbreak of this or any disease. This deadly disease can kill a rabbit within 24 to 48 hours, or 1 to 2 days. It is also called RHD, RCD, or VHD. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Indoor Rabbit <ul><li>The indoor rabbit will gladly chew any power cords they can find, and may blow themselves up. Make sure you supervise your rabbit!! </li></ul><ul><li>Another danger is house plants. Many plants are toxic to rabbits, but they will eat them anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>Carpets, the rabbits LOVE to eat carpets. Not only is it an expensive habit, but it can be really bad for their stomachs. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summary <ul><li>As you can see, rabbits are a complete danger to themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>When they are not being a danger to themselves, somebody is usually trying to eat them. </li></ul><ul><li>Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to infiltrate their minds, and keep them from doing these things. </li></ul><ul><li>And, infiltrate the minds of their predators, and prevent them from having your rabbit for dinner. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you. Any questions?

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