The Rabbit's Bill of Rights

Kids and Rabbits

Basic Care

Bonding Rabbits

Special Needs Rabbits

History of Pet Rabbits

Wild Rabbits

Downloadable Handouts

Advanced Articles



THE RABBIT'S BILL OF RIGHTS

The Rabbit's Bill of Rights!
Bright Eyes Sanctuary's adoption policies and standards of care. All adopters must sign a legally binding contract agreeing to abide by this document. Download and print a copy of this document at the link below on this page under Downloads. It is formatted for printing on legal-sized paper.

 


KIDS AND RABBITS

The Easter Bunny: Silly Parents, Rabbits Aren't for Kids!
Every year as Easter approaches, parents and children alike get the idea that they'd like to bring the Easter bunny in their lives. Unfortunately, they often do this with little or no research.


 

BASIC CARE

Rabbit Care Info
A comprehensive overview of rabbit care and a must-read for experienced and inexperienced rabbit caretakers alike
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How to Extend the Life of Your Pet Rabbit
How long could your beloved pet rabbit live? The answer is a lot longer than most people realize. With proper care, good sources of information, and qualified veterinary care, your pet rabbit could easily make into his teens.


The Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Rabbit
The secret to having a well-behaved house rabbit is the same has having a well-behaved house cat or house dog. But there are critical health benefits too.


Selecting a Qualified House Rabbit Veterinarian
As a veteran rabbit rescuer, I find the most challenging aspect of rabbit adoption to be convincing the new rabbit caretaker to take their rabbit to a qualified rabbit veterinarian.


Successfully Litter Box Train Your Rabbit
The concept behind litter box training your rabbit is to simulate a little piece of his natural environment inside the house. This is not only effective but enriching for this animal.


 

BONDING RABBITS

Secrets of Bonding Rabbits: Matchmaking for Bunnies, Part 1
Finding a friend for your altered (spayed or neutered) rabbit is one of the most rewarding things you can do for both of you. In the wild, rabbits mate for life and in captivity, the same applies.

Secrets of Bonding Rabbits: Matchmaking for Bunnies, Part 2 - coming back soon!
The day of the bunny match has finally arrived! What should you expect? How do you assess the rabbits' reactions to each other? Read this and find out!

Secrets of Bonding Rabbits: Matchmaking for Bunnies, Part 3
 coming back soon!
Your bunny has chosen a mate! The bunny match is over and your rabbit and his new bunny friend are in a cat carrier waiting to be whisked away on their bunnymoon. Now at last the bonding can begin!


 

SPECIAL NEEDS RABBITS

Caring for a Disabled Rabbit
House rabbits can live long, healthy lives but may encounter problems with disability along the way. Disability in rabbits can be dealt with humanely and happily.


 

HISTORY OF PET RABBITS

The Evolution of the House Rabbit
The origin of keeping rabbits in the hutch came not long after their domestication about three thousand years ago to be a food source for the Romans. Today they have moved from the backyard hutch inside the house and onto the hearth and into our hearts.


 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HARE AND A RABBIT?

The Life of the Wild Rabbit
Learn the difference between the wild rabbit, whose descendants are our domesticated pet bunnies, and the cottontail hare.


 

DOWNLOADABLE HAND-OUTS
 

Rabbit's Bill of Rights

Rabbit Care Handout

Bunny Adopter's Checklist

Pre-Operative Care

Post-Operative Care

ADVANCED ARTICLES

The Truth About Vitamin D: Is it the Cure to Rabbit Dental Disease?

Clean Your Rabbit's Scent Glands

Does Your Rabbit Have e. Cuniculi, Pasteurella, or a Cold?

Cheap Eats! Wild Carrots!


Rabbit Grooming - the Fur, Why It's the Biggest Killer

Female Rabbit Uterine Cancer Memorial Wall

Rabbit Medical Gallery

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