We’ve recently added a couple new articles to our collection.
The first one describes the potentially deadly condition, GI stasis, and discusses causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. If you’re a bunny owner and unfamiliar with this condition, it’s an important read.
GI Stasis in Rabbits: A Deadly Condition
One very serious, fairly common health issue pet rabbits face is gastrointestinal stasis. GI (or gut) stasis is a potentially deadly condition in which the digestive system slows down or stops completely. [Read more]
The second article serves as a beginner’s guide to growing your rabbit’s food yourself. It will depend where in the world you are if the timing is right to start gardening – for me in New England, the gardening season will probably wind down in a month or so. But, for those who are new to gardening who want to give it a try, the article will provide an introduction, giving examples of vegetables that are fairly easy to grow. And when the time is right, you will be able to get started on your very own bunny garden.
Bunny Gardening for Beginners
One of the great things about owning a pet rabbit is that you can grow a lot of their food yourself in a backyard garden. In fact, you don’t have to be a master gardener or own a huge plot of land to grow a few of your bunny’s favorites. [Read more]
We decided to build another 4×4 raised bed devoted just to lettuces and other bunny greens. They really do consume a lot. So yesterday I planted three different kinds of green leaf lettuce, more cilantro, and some basil plants.
In the fall, we’ll do another round of romaine lettuce, plus we’re going to try growing some bok choy as well.
In our new raised bed, we planted three different kinds of looseleaf lettuce, basil, and cilantro. In the background, we have a pot of mint, more lettuce, and carrots growing in the raised beds behind.
The cilantro I planted a few weeks ago in one of our other beds germinated. So Cosette will be happy in a little while when it’s big enough to eat.
We’ve expanded upon our experiment from last year to grow some of Coco and Cosette’s food. This season, we have four raised beds of fruits and veggies – both for the bunnies and ourselves.
For the bunnies, we have growing: Lettuce (pictured above), carrots, basil, broccoli leaves, dandelions, and apples (our trees have fruit this year!).
I might try growing cilantro next spring because it’s Cos’s favorite, but I’ve heard it can be difficult to grow.
UPDATE: Bought some cilantro seeds. I read that I still had time to plant them. So we’ll see how that goes. Also bought a mint plant that we’ll keep in a separate pot because apparently they spread quickly.
The Bunny Garden is coming along. We have little lettuces! Also, we must have had either squash or pumpkin seeds in the compost because we have some other sort of plant flourishing as well. The tomato plants have seen better days, but they’d probably be completely dead if they hadn’t been covered by their little greenhouse cylinders. (Thanks for that tip, Rabbits’ Guy!) We’ll put the tomato plants outside later in the season next year. We’re also growing several strawberry plants.