Getting Ready to Bring Home Your Cutest Bunny FAQ

What do Cutest Bunnies eat and drink?


  • Main diet is water, rabbit pellets and hay.
    • Water
      • Highly recommend a water dish, rather than a water bottle as we have experienced issues with Custest Bunnies not having enough suction power to get the water they need due in the event of nozzle malfunctions
    • Rabbit pellets
      • Rabbit pellets primary ingredient is Timothy grass meal
        • Typical other ingredients in rabbit pellets are: Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings, Soybean Meal, Cane Molasses
      • Brands: Oxbow Essentials and Rolling Acres
      • Note: Choose the pellets without the coloured pieces that are added in some small pet foods for Guinea pigs
    • Hay
      • Preferably Timothy hay that contains more grass than Alfalfa hay which is higher in protein)
    • Cutest Bunnies often enjoy vegetables that are low in sugar, only after they are three months old and their tummies can better digest the sugars.
    • For a list of suitable veggies and fruits we recommend the following source: http://rabbit.org/suggested-vegetables-and-fruits-for-a-rabbit-diet/
      • Note: fruit is high in sugar and should be given as a special treat only




How do you prepare your Cutest Bunny’s home (cage)?


Cutest Bunnies love going for hop adventures and enjoy the comfort of their own home. We are excited to offer the Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit at a competitive price with all the necessary items to get your new furry friend started, with the feed and bedding fresh from our local farmers.

  • Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit Contains:
    • Rabbit Starter Kit (cage, food dish, ramp, second floor, and a water bottle)
    • Local fresh hay, pellets and bedding shavings.
Cage Dimensions
  • Dimensions we recommend is equal or greater than:
    • 30 in L x 16.9 in W x 16 in H
    • OR 71 cm L x 43 cm W x 40 cm H
Cage Bedding
  • Natural softwood shavings bedding is what we use to line the bottom of the cage
  • An alternative is to line the cage with newspaper or hypoallergenic coloured bedding that can be found at Petsmart, however we recommend lining the litter box with shavings for bedding
Litter Tray
  • Natural softwood shavings bedding can be used to line the litter tray that goes in the corner of the cage
  • You may also choose to use a different type of bedding in the litter tray such as the coloured bedding that can be found at Petsmart
Hutch
  • Hutches of different materials can be added to the cage to give the bunny a place to rest, especially if there is other pets at home
Ramps, Toys and Accessories
  • Bunnies often love ramps, wood blocks to chew of natural untreated wood, and hanging wood blocks with bells to play with.
  • Caution toys that have elements a bunny can chew and ingest such as cloth, string and rubber based toys or accessories.




Cutest Bunnies Ready Checklist:


  • ​​​​​Bunny Cage
  • Shavings Bedding to line the cage
  • Food Dispenser or Dish
  • Rabbit Pellets
  • Timothy Hay
  • Water Dish
  • Small Pet Carrier/ Travel Kennel
  • Charged Camera For Photos!!!
We are excited to offer the Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit at a competitive price with all the necessary items to get your new furry friend started, with the feed and bedding fresh from our local farmers.
  • Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit comes with:
    • Rabbit Starter Kit (cage, food dish, ramp, second floor, and a water bottle)
    • Local fresh hay, pellets and bedding shavings.
  • $50 savings when you purchase a Cutest Bunny and a Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit together.
  • Items may be purchased separately

Other Nice to Have’s

  • Litter Tray
  • Toys and other Accessories you would like
  • Hutch/ Hut (especially if there are other pets in you home)




Where do you get supplies and cages to prepare for your Cutest Bunny?


We are excited to be offering the Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit at a competitive price with all the necessary items to get your new furry friend started, with the feed and bedding fresh from our local farmers.

  • Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit items:
    • Local fresh hay, pellets and bedding shavings.
    • Rabbit Starter Kit (cage, food dish, ramp, second floor, and a water bottle)
  • We do not recommend purchasing treats, donuts and seed based products for bunnies due to the high sugar content that can be difficult for dwarf bunnies to digest.
  • We discourage leaving any soft plastic, cloth or fiber products in the bunnies space while they are unattended to ensure they do not ingest unwanted matter that could be harmful.
  • Most bunny supplies can be purchased at the following stores:
    • Amazon (visit our supplies & nutrition page for links to Amazon products)
    • Walmart
    • The TSC Store
    • Petsmart
    • Pet Value




A few recommendations when bringing your Cutest Bunny home:


  • When your Cutest Bunny arrives home they may sit and observe in their cage for some time (up to a few hours) before they begin enjoying hay, pellets, water and cuddles. This is their way of observing and getting comfortable in their new home!
  • We recommend 45 minute intervals holding your Cutest Bunny and then return them to their space so they can relieve themselves to ensure they know they will get an opportunity to go to the bathroom. We have practiced with them before they go to their forever home with intervals. By maintaining their training this will support your Cutest Bunny as they try to hold off on having accidents outside of their cage.
  • We recommend no fruit or vegetables until your Cutest Bunny is 3 months’ old when they can better digest the sugars.
  • When holding your Cutest Bunny support their back two feet to make them feel secure (rather than them feeling like they may be falling).
  • We strongly encourage a water dish for your Cutest Bunny cage to ensure your dwarf furry friend gets the water they need, as sometimes the water bottle requires more suction power then the dwarf bunnies can provide.
  • If you have questions or concerns with your Cutest Bunny feel free to contact us, we are always happy to keep in touch!




How are Cutest Bunnies with other pets and new friends in their environment?


Curious and Friendly with human supervision. Feel free to ask us questions you may have with bringing a Cutest Bunny to your forever home.




Do you offer cages and starter supplies?


Yes! We heard you, thank you for your suggestions and requests to provide the supplies and products for your Cutest Bunnies. We excited to be able to offer the Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit at a competitive price with all the necessary items to get you and your Cutest Bunny or Cutest Bunnies started.

  • Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit Includes:
    • Rabbit Starter Kit (cage, food dish, ramp, second floor, and a water bottle)
      • Standard and the large size available.
    • Local fresh hay, pellets and bedding shavings.
$50 savings when you purchase a Cutest Bunny and a Cutest Bunnies Essential Kit together. Items can be purchased separately. Available while quantities last.




Do your bunnies come litter trained and how to I maintain the training?


Yes, Cutest Bunnies begin litter training before they go home. To maintain the training and assist your bunny as they transition at home, we recommend to buy a litter pan that is square (rather than triangular in shape). Purchasing a stable litter pan that does not move or tip is essential for success! Litter pans are to be filled with shavings or a rabbit safe litter that will absorb the wetness. Clumping cat litter is not safe for bunnies.

When transitioning your bunny home, we recommend a maximum of 45 minutes away from the litter box to start as they get accustomed. If you are watching a movie on the couch cuddling your bunny that is great, but don't forget to let your bunny have access to water and their litter to avoid an unwanted surprise!

You’ll want to limit their free roam space in the beginning to get them acclimated to their new area. Buying a puppy pen to confine them in one area is a good idea. As they are progressing in their training, you can open their space up more until they are fully potty trained. Then feel free to let them free roam with full access to their litter pan. If for any reason they start having accidents, retract their space again until they’re using their litter box. Some families have multiple litter boxes depending on how big of a space they have to run around in.

Here are a few other tips for those stubborn, “outside-the-box” bunnies:

  • If an accident occurs, wipe up the urine with a paper towel and pick up stray poop and place both in the litter box. This helps get the message across that the litter box is the place that they should do their business. Keep in mind that bunnies are generally not 100% perfect with their litter box. Sometimes they leave a few droppings next to the box, or they urinate over the edge of their box. This is normal, so placing a non-fibrous mat (that cannot be chewed) under their litter box or putting the litter box on a tile floor makes it easier to clean up these little mistakes.

Some bunnies take patience and extra time where some are very quick learners mastering litter training.

  • Bunnies pick a corner of their cage they usually like their litter. If the bunny is going in a specific corner make sure that is where you place the litter. Fun fact: some bunnies will even go in their food dish if it’s in the corner they want to call their bathroom! Cutest Bunnies generally like the top right corner of their cage for their bathroom.




Are bunnies social and do they enjoy the company of other bunnies?


Cutest Bunnies love love love to socialize as they have been interacting with humans at a very early age! They love socializing with other bunnies as most Cutest Bunnies are raised with siblings. Socializing with your bunny daily as you watch a movie, relax and cuddle! Remember to share the cuteness with pics and video clips of your Cutest Bunny!

Bunnies love being in pairs and enjoy the companionship of another bunny! We recommend spaying or neutering if you are getting a bunny pair to reduce the risk of one bunny being territorial over the other once their hormones come into play.




What is your tip for introducing bunnies to each other?


If you are bringing home two Cutest Bunnies that are siblings there is no bonding required as they don't know life without one another.

If you have another bunny and are introducing it to a Cutest Bunny be sure to slowly introduce the bunnies together in a ‘neutral space’ or with a gate or cage first to see how they interact with one another. This allows them a chance to greet and establish the initial bond with safety. The younger the bunnies the more likely they will bond with ease. A bunny older than two that has formerly had a bunny partner often will wish to have another bunny as company. We have had success within our CB community of introducing a young Cutest Bunny to an older bunny that has lost its partner. Please inquire if you are hoping to do this as we do our best to get the best match possible.

Neutral space is a space that is not either bunnies home but rather a clean space (no harmful chemicals or cleaning agents) to allow them to meet without either bunny feeling like an intruder.





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