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How to bond your buns

How to bond your buns

By Lyn Holm – Anyone who has tried to bond two or more bunnies will know that it is not as easy as it should be. “Why can’t they just get along!?” is a common cry. “I’ve tried a car ride. Why didn’t it work!?” […]

What to do if your bunny goes missing

What to do if your bunny goes missing

By Angela Coltman – Edit: First check behind, under and in every conceivable place you could imagine your bunny might get to. Look in cupboards, under garden sheds, in drains, EVERYWHERE on your property. Bunny is possibly stuck somewhere. – Day 1 Inform your neighbours […]

Hand-raising Baby Buns

Hand-raising Baby Buns

It is always best to let the bunny mom bun take care of her own kits, however, sometimes kits are separated from their mom and found alone.  Cats often bring in “found” kits. Very young moms (under 6 months) may refuse to feed the kits. […]

Adopt a bunny

Adopt a bunny

Bunny Huggers South Africa has a network of foster moms providing safe homes for neglected and abandoned buns.  Unfortunately there are many more buns than bun owners.  This is due to pet shops and backyard breeders breeding bunnies in often terrible conditions. Does can be […]

Bunny Pregnancy & Kits

Bunny Pregnancy & Kits

Breeding Young does (female bunnies) can breed from 3 months of age however as the bunny is still a baby herself, she is likely to have stillborn kits and may not care for those who survive.  Young bucks (male bunnies) are ready to breed once […]

28 Lifesaving Bunny Facts

28 Lifesaving Bunny Facts

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING A BUNNY Bunnies need you more than you need them  They live in rescues and in open fields, rather than in pet shops or on Gumtree. Bunnies breed quickly and easily. Pet shops and intentional bunny breeders love […]

Bunny-Savvy Vet list

Bunny-Savvy Vet list

PLEASE NOTE: Bunnies are classed as EXOTIC in veterinary terms.  As such, vets require specialized training to treat them effectively.  Vets who have trained and only worked in South Africa are unlikely to have had extensive training in the treatment of bunnies. Our vet list […]

Recommended Websites

Recommended Websites

Njom-Njoms Food, treats and toys for small furry creatures. Visit website — Pet Habitat SA Find local stores that carry bunny brands like Burgess and Carefresh. Visit website — House Bunny Society The largest international bunny organisation with tons of info for bunny owners, and […]

Bunnysitters

Bunnysitters

If you are going on holidays, plan ahead for your furry friends.  Some places allow you to take bunnies with you.  If you take this option, be aware that long car trips and strange places can be stressful for some bunnies. Bunny-savvy house sitters allow […]

Help us save bunny lives

Help us save bunny lives

Bunny Huggers South Africa is committed to rescuing neglected and abandoned bunnies. All funds collected from our various projects over the years have gone to getting these critters the help they need. With countless lifesaving surgeries and sterilizations, our vet bills run high and our […]