Choosing the right bedding for your rabbits
The wrong bedding for your rabbits can have a negative effect on their health. Wood shavings, sawdust and straw can often contain fur mites, and can give you an allergic reaction too!
Instead, line your rabbits’ enclosure with a thick layer of newspaper and completely cover it with a good layer of fresh, sweet-smelling green hay.
It’s often more cost-effective to purchase hay from a local farm or equine shop by the bale. You can then pick a nice, green bale and reduce the risk of it being old stock and possibly contaminated or filled with sharp thistles. Using hay as bedding also means your rabbits are free to naturally graze on the most important part of their diet at all times.
How to clean out your rabbits
Your rabbits’ litter trays will need daily cleaning and refreshing with clean paper and hay.
Carry out a full clean at least once a week, although this may need to be done more often throughout the winter when they are choosing to stay indoors for longer. Remove the rabbits, fully sweep out and wipe down the enclosure and all plastic items with pet-friendly disinfectant.
Line hutches and shed floors with vinyl for an easy-to-clean and wipe surface under your rabbits’ bedding.