The Organic Bunny Garden

As summer is upon us, you may be thinking of fun projects for your children, yourself, or your bunny! Why not try a project the entire family, including your bunny, can enjoy? How about planting an organic herb garden? You don’t need a lot of space, and many herbs can be grown in containers if you live in an apartment or have limited yard space.

Below is a list of herbs that are safe for your bunny to eat:

Basil
Chamomile
Cilantro
Dill
Evening Primrose
Lavender
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Thyme

Not sure which herbs to try? Begin with your bunny’s current diet. What herbs does she currently eat on a regular basis? Based on this list, add a few new ones for fun. Remember, always introduce new herbs to your bunny gradually, and in very small amounts. Monitor your bunny’s litter box regularly in order to detect changes in poop and urine (runny poop, or changes in the color of urine can indicate an issue with bunny’s tummy). Any herbs that don’t agree with bunny can always be enjoyed by you and your family. How does fresh basil and oregano sound on your pasta? Yummy!

Depending on how long you want to wait before you can reap what you sow, either purchase seeds or small plants for your garden. Remember, only use non-GMO seeds or organically grown plants, as well as non-toxic, organic soil. Don’t forget, your bunny is an excellent source of organic fertilizer! Bunny poop is fantastic for your garden, it improves soil and contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. It is safe on food plants, won’t burn plants like some manures do, and since it’s considered a “cold” manure, you don’t have to let bunny poop age or compost before you use it. So generously sprinkle bunny poop in your garden, or work it into the topsoil as desired.

Please consider your bunny’s health, as well as the environment. Never use pesticides. For additional herbs and veggies that are safe for bunny, click on the link below. Happy growing!

http://www.sandiegorabbits.org/diet/fresh-greens-part-your-rabbits-diet

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Photos courtesy of Alison Giese and Judith Pierce

 

Fierce Warrior and His Rabbit

Fierce Warrior and His Rabbit

Hockey star, Zenon Konopka, shares a moment with his rabbit companion, Hoppy.

Click photo for story. 

Bargain Toys for Bunnies

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Have you ever purchased an expensive toy for your bunny only to find he prefers to play with a paper plate? Often simple things we find around the house bring more pleasure to our rabbit friends than more costly options found in pet stores or online. 

Read more: San Diego Pets Magazine – Bargain Toys for Bunnies 

 

 

 

Alternative Therapies in Rabbit Care

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Holistic or homeopathic treatments, also known as alternative therapies, can be safe options to incorporate into your rabbit’s nursing care plan, in addition to medications your veterinarian may recommend. They can also be a good alternative to harmful chemicals or medications with potential or known negative side effects.

Read more: San Diego Pets Magazine – Alternative

Happy Adoptions from October!!

Here are some photos from our most recent adoptions…enjoy!!! And a big thank you to all our foster parents for giving these buns a loving temporary home.

Calilou with new parents Andrea and Juan

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Little Bit with his new mom, Gerri, and new companion Lexi.

Little Bit adoption Oct'13

 

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Zinnia and her new family

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Khloe and her new family

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Thanks again to all the families who have adopted their bunnies from San Diego House Rabbit Society. If you are interested in adopting a rabbit or two please visit our website www.sandiegorabbits.org  to find out more information and pictures of our adoptable rabbits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATALIE

Natalie is one of our bunnies from the big Indiana Rex Rescue (400+ rabbits). She’s a beautiful “Otter” Mini Rex who is sweet, a bit shy, but warms up to gentle attention. She would do well in an adult home or one with children over 8 years old.

Recent Bunny Adoptions

Here are photos from two of our most recent adoptions. We’ve had a few more than this; Dino & Phil, Angel, Alice & Dutchess, but are waiting for the families to send us photos. Hopefully we’ll have several more after this Sunday’s adoption day.

O'Ryan with his new family.

O’Ryan with his new family.

Penny and her new family, James & Bunbury rabbit.

Penny and her new family, James & Bunbury rabbit.

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