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Bunny Love: A True Story PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cate Holly   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

This is a guest post by author Cate Holly. Please help me make her feel welcome and check out her new book, Bunnies & Kitties: A Cuddly Collection of Fur and Friendship, available everywhere.

A few years ago, on a lovely sunny day during Easter week, I went to take the cover off the sandbox that’s built into the very cool play structure that my clever husband built in our backyard. Much to my surprise—and the delight of my toddler, Luke—I lifted the lid and saw a little nest of tiny, newborn bunnies right there in the sand.

First reaction: OMG, how cute!

Second reaction—arriving approximately ¼ second behind the first—OMG, PEARL!

Pearl is our black retriever/mutt who considers it her supreme duty to chase squirrels out of her queendom…our backyard. She had been idly sniffing at a dandelion or something a few feet away when she saw or sniffed the new mysterious interlopers on her turf.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:06
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5 Humane Easter Activities You Can Do With Your Kids PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 00:00

Easter is fast approaching and many parents will be faced with a cherub-faced child begging for a new bunny or chick. I urge you to avoid giving into this plea. Easter is one of the most horrid times for new chicks and rabbits, and most chicks and bunnies wind up meeting terrible fates.

Easter is a holiday about resurrection and renewal. It isn’t about abuse or abandoning. In fact, it traditionally has nothing to do with rabbits or birds. But since the public has utilized the rabbit and chick as icons of the holiday, it’s important to educate our youngsters on their proper care.  Rather than buying a new Easter chick or rabbit, please consider introducing your child to these activities.


Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 20:55
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BioBubble Transforms to Multiple Environments PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Sunday, 10 November 2013 17:27

I know that despite it not being a good idea, many parents are planning to fulfill their child’s wish this holiday season and get their kids a new pet. If you’ve done your due diligence, you understand that this requires a large commitment of time (and micromanagement) on your behalf. So it’s important to start with something small that helps you teach children how to responsibly care for animals.

This is why we absolutely LOVE BioBubble Pets and particularly, the BioBubble Premium. The bottom line is that it’s a system that allows you to move into different species as your children mature. Start with an herb garden, move into an aquarium, turn it back into a land-based environment for lizards, then into critters, then eventually into small birds.

This is all done by adding or deleting risers in a single BioBubble Premium Habitat. It’s a planter, terrarium, aquarium or small animal habitat:  all in one, beautiful, affordable environment. Which also makes it the perfect educational tool for teaching children about responsible pet care.


Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 21:30
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A Guide to Basic Rabbit Care PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Sunday, 03 November 2013 00:00

While people don’t normally consider rabbits as companion animals, domestic rabbits are surprisingly affectionate and sociable. Just like cats and dogs, rabbits will follow you around, sit with you and beg for treats. They can even be clicker-trained to jump over obstacles and come when they’re called. But, just like dogs and cats, there are a number of things you need to consider before you decide to adopt a rabbit. (Be sure to take a look at our rabbit adoption resources before you consider purchasing one!)

Housing

Different breeds of rabbits will have different housing requirements based on their size. While a dwarf rabbit only grows to about 2 pounds and needs only 3 square feet of space, Flemish giants can reach over 20 pounds and need 12 more square feet of room. Be sure to check what size requirements your rabbit needs and choose a cage that is appropriate. Many pet stores and websites sell well-made cages and even “bunny condominiums”. If you have the skill, you can even try building your own house for your rabbit. Several websites have instructions for doing this.


Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 05:38
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Your Bunny Adoption Checklist PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tammy Souch   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:38

© 2008 Larry D. MooreLet's face it - bunnies are just adorable. I totally understand why someone would want to surprise their kids with a rabbit (especially during certain times of the year, like the fast-approaching Easter holiday). After all, their fur feels just as we would imagine clouds would feel – and that nose wiggle gets me every time. They suck us in with their cuteness, but the bottom line is that rabbits are a very serious addition to the family, and before taking the leap, one needs to consider the time and effort it will take to have a rabbit in their home just as they would if it were a cat or a dog.

Even the smallest bunny needs a lot of care, and we’re going to help you discover if you’re ready to have a bunny in your life. If you answer “no” to any of the following questions, you may need to stick to a toy bunny (like these – I want one!).


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:52
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