By Annie Dabb • 28 June 2022 • 10:44
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Rabbits in particular are vulnerable to heat stroke – but how do you prevent an overheating bunny?
Give your rabbit plenty of shade, move the hutch into the shade under a tree or bush. You can also place tiles in the bottom of the hutch – they are a cold material and your rabbits will like the cooling feeling against their body. A tunnel or hideaway is also a great idea for inside the hutch, perfect for an extra layer of shade.
This might be an obvious one, but make sure your rabbit has lots of cool fresh water that is filled up a few times a day. Adding ice-cubes to the water bowl will offer some cooling relief to your overheating bunny, as will offering a supply of fresh vegetables.
Be sure to keep flies at bay. Flies are the most persistent of creatures that can drive us to distraction and, unfortunately, they have the same effect on our rabbits. Flies can cause serious harm if they lay eggs on your rabbit, so keeping them away from your rabbit hutch is vital.
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From Newcastle originally, Annie is based in Manchester and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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