WHAT DO I NEED?
Below I have created Amazon lists with recommended products for your bunnies. I have covered a range of items from litter trays to toys to plush beds! This is only to give you an idea, so feel free to shop around.
LITTER TRAYS – CLICK HERE TO SHOP LITTER TRAYS
When choosing a litter tray for your bunny, you should take into consideration the size, shape and anticipate that your bunny will like to dig in it so higher sides are desirable! Note if choosing a corner or standard litter tray always go for the biggest size you can get, even if your bunny is still small. This is so that they don’t pee over the edge and have enough room to sit in comfortably. We also recommend litter trays with a built-in hay rack; as bunnies like to poop while they eat. These are great as it keeps everything together.
HAY RACKS – CLICK HERE TO SHOP HAY RACKS
We recommend having multiple hay racks if possible, especially one above your litter tray. As mentioned before, bunnies really like to poop while they eat, yummy we know! It is very important for hay to be accessible at all times as hay contributes up to 80% of a bunnies diet. We currently use the hanging hay manger on the Amazon list, as they fit perfectly on the hutch metal doors and take quite a bit of hay. Hay bags are also great for hanging over the litter trays.
WATER BOTTLES – CLICK HERE TO SHOP WATER BOTTLES
It is a controversial topic whether bunnies are better to have a water bottle or a bowl. On one hand, the bowl makes it easier and faster for water consumption, however can get very dirty easily and often spill. Whereas bottles keep the water fresh and clean, though some bunnies may find it irritating if the water doesn’t come out fast enough! If you are undecided whether a bottle or a bowl is best- why not go try both and see which your bun prefers.
HIDES & CASTLES – CLICK HERE TO SHOP HIDES & CASTLES
Bunnies naturally love to jump and hide, in any set-up, we highly recommend having an area where bunnies can exhibit their natural behaviours to jump and play! Aside from the ones we have found on Amazon; Cozy Castles have a fantastic range of castles and other accessories.
BUNNY BEDS – CLICK HERE TO SHOP BUNNY BEDS
Here are a collection of bunny beds. Bunnies do not need these plush beds but they are a nice place for bunnies to flop! Some bunnies like to go potty on plush beds, however, a few of bunnies love sleeping on them! IKEA does a fab doll bed that works fabulously for bunnies- CLICK HERE
TOYS – CLICK HERE TO SHOP TOYS
Bunnies love a range of toys, from balls, gnaw toys to tunnels and stacking cups. Different toys help bunnies exhibit natural behaviours in different ways- so it’s always good for bunnies to have as many toys as possible! We like ours to have at least 5 at any given time.
FOOD BOWLS – CLICK HERE TO SHOP BOWLS
Bunnies will practically eat out of any bowl. We find ceramic bowls best with bunnies, as they find them harder to tip over and cannot be chewed. We also found a few plastic feeders on Amazon which include hay feeders- though too small for a days hay supply, this idea is good as it’s an extra hay rack!
GROOMING – CLICK HERE TO SHOP GROOMING
It is important to keep your bunnies coat nice and slick, remove any dead fur when you can. Bunnies go through moults at various times of the year so in this period they will need to be groomed more frequently. The nails also need regular trimming. You can take them to a vet to be done, but it really is simple enough to do yourself. There are plenty of Youtube videos that demonstrate how to do that.