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Greening Your Pet Care Book Review and Giveaway

In my article, 7 Ways Rabbits are Eco-Friendly Pets, I point out ways in which rabbits are innately eco-friendly, like their naturally vegan diet and their compostable poop. You can even ramp up your rabbit’s eco-friendliness by growing your own rabbit food and buying hay direct from a local farmer.

If these ideas appeal to you, you can delve further into the topic with a new book out now by journalist and animal advocate Darcy Matheson called Greening Your Pet Care: Reduce Your Animal’s Carbon Paw Print.

Early on in the book, Matheson provides a compelling argument about why we should consider and address our pets’ environmental impact:

The carbon footprint of our family pets is poised to grow exponentially in coming years. The number of household pets has more than doubled in the US since the 1970s, says the Humane Society, and tens of millions of North Americans now share their homes — and lives — with animals.

Covering ideas such as shopping locally, buying in bulk, and making your own household (and pet-safe) cleaners, Matheson starts off with eco-friendly actions that can be applied to any pet care situation. In subsequent chapters, she dives into specifics for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, mini pigs, birds, reptiles & amphibians, and fish. The rabbit chapter has expert advice from rabbit rescue founders, rabbit-savvy vets, and, if you take a gander at the gardening and composting sections, you might see a quote or two from yours truly.

Rabbit eating carrot top

Greening your pet care may seem like a difficult challenge at first. But Matheson breaks down the different steps in a very intuitive and encouraging manner. If you would like to learn more or purchase the book, see:

And now for some exciting news! Self-Counsel Press is giving away a copy of Greening Your Pet Care to one lucky My House Rabbit fan. Enter the contest using the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The contest ends on Sunday, May 22, 11:59pm EST and is open to residents of the continental United States and Canada only.  

We want to hear from you! What do you think about eco-friendly pet care? Is it something you would consider? Have you already taken steps to reduce your pet’s carbon paw print? Tell us in the comments below!


International Rabbit Day Gift Guide

In honor of International Rabbit Day, we have put together a gift guide featuring coupons and promos from the Etsy Rabbits Team, a group of shop owners who love rabbits and advocate for their well-being. Find bunny lover gifts handmade by bunny lovers!

International Rabbit Day Gift Guide

Grizzly Bear Greetings
Offering cute bunny nursery art, greeting cards and baby clothes. Use coupon code IRDGIFT15 for free shipping on orders over $25. Expires 10/2/15.
Unique glass sculpture & jewellery featuring hares! Custom orders welcome! Use coupon code TEMPT10 for 10% off all orders. Can be used on multiple items.
Handmade yarn and paper goods with bunny-inspired items to make yoO smile! Use coupon code HOPPY10 for a FREE Gift Mini Cheeky Lop Plushie and 10% off on orders over $15 from 9/25-10/2. (Limited to 1 free gift per customer)
SS Bunny Imports
Rabbit-themed decals, stickers, and aluminum signs. Use coupon code IRD2015 for 5% off all orders. Expiration Sept 30, 2015.
Rabbit art prints, posters, tote bags, notebooks. Use coupon code IRD5ALL for 5% off entire purchase. Expires on 30 Sept, 2015.
Handmade greeting cards for all occasions. Use coupon code RBRR15 for 15% off + all proceeds donated to Red Barn Rabbit Rescue – Valid all of September.
Unique out of this world whimsical resin jewelry for girls age 5 to 105. Use coupon code 4BUNNIES for 10% off purchase of $10 or more through Sept. 30th.
Bunny Rabbit & Floral Jewelry, Phone Charms, Dust Plugs & More. Use coupon code IRD2015 for 10% off orders over $10 from 9/20 – 9/30/2015.
Rabbit + Attitude = Cute Colorful Bunny Fun. Use coupon code IRD2015 for 10% off orders over $10 from 9/20 – 9/30/2015.
Handmade greeting cards and art. Use coupon code IRD10 for 10% off all purchases, donated to Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary. Valid September 20-30, 2015.
Hannah Spiegleman Illustration
The art of illustrator Hannah Spiegleman, featuring prints, greeting cards, and jewelry. Use coupon code JOLLYGOOD10 for 10% off all orders. Expires September 30, 2015.
Colorful art prints & cards. Use coupon code BUNNYRABBIT2015 for 15% off everything purchased over $ 15.00. Expires November 20, 2015.
Morena Artina
Rabbit, Hare and colourful animal prints and mugs. Pretty pillows. Use coupon code Rabbitcode1 for 20% off orders over £40.00. Valid all Sept.
Beads for Bunnies
Handmade and vintage jewelry, craft supplies, and rabbit toys. Use coupon code IRD2015 for 40% off orders of $30 or more. Expires September 30.
Lavender Rabbit
Fun Bunny Rabbit and Nature Inspired Jewelry. Use coupon code IRD2015 for 25% off your purchase. Offer expires September 30th.
The Hare Apparent
Quality handmade rabbit specific beds and more. Use coupon code TENPERCENT1 for 10% off. All profits go to help our rabbit and bird rescue sanctuary. Over 100 bunnies rescued since 2010!
Functional sculptures, ceramic pet products, and other art like coloring book pages. Use coupon code IRDLOVE for 10% off all orders. Expiration Sept 30, 2015.
Abella Couture & Accessories
Offering cute fabric phone cases and fabric pouches. Use coupon code IRDBUNNY for free shipping on all orders. Coupon expires 31 Dec 2015.
A Clever Colleen
Crocheted goodies for people and pets. Use coupon code IRD2015 for 10% off all orders, valid through 9/29/15. 15% of all rabbit accessory sales is donated to Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue.

About Etsy Rabbits Team

Etsy Rabbits Team is an international team of buyers and sellers. We are artists, designers, crafters and collectors who love to celebrate the wonderful lives of wild and domestic bunny rabbits and hares.


Celebrate International Rabbit Day on September 26, 2015


This year’s International Rabbit Day falls on Saturday, September 26. This special occasion occurs on the fourth Saturday and/or Sunday of every September and serves to celebrate rabbits and advocate for their well-being.

From pet rabbits, to wild rabbits, to laboratory rabbits, and meat rabbits, all of these animals deserve our attention. What actions will you take to improve the lives of these rabbits?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Make sure you are providing a safe, healthy, enriching indoor home for your pet rabbit. Take a look at our Rabbit Care and Rabbit Behavior sections for information about proper diet, indoor housing, bunny proofing, enrichment, and more. Our article, How to Care for a Pet Rabbit, provides a basic overview. Share the article with other rabbit owners!
  • Boycott and/or peacefully protest companies and organizations whose practices exploit rabbits (from product testing, to selling rabbit meat, to fur-farming, to conducting rabbit rodeos/scrambles, etc.).
  • Support cruelty-free companies.  Look for the Leaping Bunny logo on products. You can do a product search here.

For all bunny lovers, regardless of if you own a bunny or not, we will be posting an exclusive International Rabbit Day Gift Guide on September 26. The Gift Guide will list stores from the Etsy Rabbits Team, a group of Etsy shop owners who love and support rabbits and rabbit rescue. Each store will be offering special coupons and promos to celebrate the day!


Check back on September 26 or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

Free Shipping on Bunny Christmas Cards

Just in time for the holiday season, Grizzly Bear Greetings is offering a coupon to My House Rabbit readers for FREE SHIPPING on any of their Christmas cards. Just use coupon code MHRFREESHIP at checkout to take advantage of the promotion.

All cards are printed on 100% recycled card stock with a matte finish. Cards measure 5.5 x 4.25 inches when folded. Each pack includes six cards and six A2 white 100% recycled envelopes.

View all Christmas cards here >

Small Pet Select Special Offer: Free Bunny Ring

Small Pet Select is offering a free bunny wrap ring with any purchase of hay or pellets! Just use the coupon code BUNNYRING at checkout. This adorable ring normally retails for $15.95.

Bunny Wrap Ring

To take advantage of the special, go to Small Pet Select and choose any size hay or pellets. At checkout, enter the coupon code BUNNYRING.  This coupon code will apply the Bunny Wrap Ring to your order, free of charge.  Once you proceed through checkout, Small Pet Select will send you a tracking number for your package.

To learn more about Small Pet Select, read our review of their timothy hay: Hay Day for Coco and Cosette.

Coco eating hay

House Rabbit Society’s Commemorative Book

hrsbookTo celebrate 25 years of rabbit rescue, the House Rabbit Society has published a commemorative book by HRS President Margo DeMello.

The book features full-color photos from the House Rabbit Society’s history, and focuses on their volunteers and the rabbits they’ve rescued. All proceeds from the book will go towards funding the HRS Emergency Rescue Fund.

Purchase the book at Blurb.com.

New Edition of the House Rabbit Handbook


A fifth edition of the House Rabbit Handbook by Marinell Harriman, founder of the House Rabbit Society, has just been released!

The new edition includes more photos as well as recent discoveries and insights from caregivers across the continent.

If you live in the Richmond, CA area, there will be a book release party at the HRS Rabbit Center on May 11 from 1-4pm. You can meet Marinell and get your book signed!

Buy the fifth edition online at the Drollery Press website.

Personalized Bunny Print Giveaway

Personalized bunny print

Win this personalized bunny print by entering our giveaway contest!

Just in time for Easter, My House Rabbit and Grizzly Bear Greetings are hosting a giveaway for a personalized bunny print! Customize this design with your child’s or pet bunny’s name and select one of four bunny colors: brown, white, grey or black. (See color choices here.)

This vibrant design is printed on heavyweight 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper with a matte finish. Print measures 8 x 10 inches and is centered on an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet. Giveaway is for print only. Frame and mat not included. Colors may vary a bit from your screen vs. the actual print colors.

Learn more about this print >


  • To enter, like Grizzly Bear Greetings’s Facebook page and My House Rabbit’s Facebook page, and then comment below with the name you’d like on the print and your color choice (brown, white, grey or black).
  • One entry per person. Winner will be randomly selected.
  • Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you for your mailing address if you win. (We will not use your email address for any other purpose.)
  • Print will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail within two business days of receipt of mailing address. We make no guarantee that the print will arrive before Easter.
  • Contest is open worldwide and ends Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 pm EST.

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Becky S. and her bunny, Babs.