Friday, February 06, 2009

Summer & your bunny

As I write this, the temperature outside is now in the 40's. Way too hot for a rabbit. I dread to think how many little bunnies will die this summer in Melbourne (and Adelaide as it has been even hotter over there).

Like many other animals, rabbits dig underground to avoid predators & extreme weather conditions. A rabbit does not naturally stay above ground to be exposed to high heat or freezing cold. Being left in a small hutch in the sun is certain death on a day like today.

If you have a rabbit (or any pet), please bring it inside the house. Even if you don't have air conditioning, it is much cooler inside during the hottest part of the day than to leave the bunny outside to suffer.