DealDash Pets: New Bunny Care Tips

Did you receive a bunny as an Easter present? Or do you plan on adopting a bunny when they start filling the shelters in June? This bunny care tips article from DealDash is for you.

I would like to begin with saying – It’s not recommended to buy an actual pet “Easter bunny” as a gift. However, since Easter has passed, and you have ended up with a bunny, you need to read this information from DealDash to help you take care of your new friend. This article will also be helpful for the folks who plan on adopting one of the many bunnies that people have received as an Easter gift but realized that a bunny just isn’t for them. Bottom line, please do your research before purchasing a bunny or any other pets. With that said, DealDash has some basic bunny care tips for you.

Bunny Care Tip #1 – Make It Safe

To begin with, you will need to make your home safe for your new bunny. If you plan on letting your bunny roam the entire house (not recommended) you will have to be extremely careful to contain all cords and wires so your bunny doesn’t gnaw them and get a shock. A better idea would be to pick a room that you want your bunny to be able to roam around and play in, and bunny-proof that one room. Many people choose a room like the kitchen that doesn’t have carpet, in case bunny has a bathroom accident. However, a major plus with bunnies is that they are able to be “litter trained”, similar to a cat. If you don’t have the space to dedicate to an entire room for your bunny to roam, you can purchase small fences that you can set up and put away easily in a closet for when you want your bunny to have playtime. Of course, you will need to have a cage or hutch to put your bunny in at night and when you aren’t able to supervise bunny playtime. Which brings us to our next bunny care tip.

Bunny Care Tip #2 – Supplies

Next, be sure you have the basic housing, feeding, and grooming supplies. You need a cage to keep your new pet. Be sure the cage is large enough for the rabbit to move around in. The cage or hutch needs to be at least 2-3 feet wide. The larger, the better. Also, fill the cage with hay, not newspaper or wood shavings. For a young rabbit, you should look for alfalfa hay.

You will also need a litter box. You can use a typical cat litter box if you have one already. They also have triangular litter boxes for small animals such as smaller species of bunnies, ferrets, and guinea pigs. Additionally, it is important to buy rabbit litter and not cat litter.

You will also need to buy grooming supplies, toys, things for the bunny to chew on, and maybe even a harness and leash! Go to your local pet store and see what they have, and ask an employee to help you choose the best starter items for the bunny. Don’t forget about food and dishes, too!

Bunny Care Tip #3 – DealDash Has Pet Items

Finally, don’t forget to check out the pet supplies on DealDash. You will find items for bunnies as well as birds, cats, and dogs. DealDash has pet bowls, animal cages, pet beds, and more. These are wonderful items to bid on because if you don’t win you can always BIN (Buy It Now) the item, and receive all of your bids back that you spend on the auction. Since you were going to buy the item anyway, why not give it a try? Also be sure to check the Home, Garden, and Tools category for more home and pet-related items.

Thanks for Reading the Blog

Thank you so much for reading the blog. I hope that this article has been helpful if you have been considering getting a bunny. If you would like to read more about bunny care, the site My House Rabbit has some excellent articles.

DealDash has auctions with items for pets such as bunnies and cats. You will also find gifts and essentials for your favorite pet. Visit now to check out the auctions. Have fun and happy bidding everyone!

This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.