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10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue
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Please allow up to 48 hrs for us to respond to your application.  We are all volunteers and do the best we can to get back ASAP!
The first Rabbit Rescue in the Maritimes

We are unable to accept owner surrenders at this time

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Educational Resources

We highly recommend RABBIT.ORG as a source of accurate information specifically geared to domesticated rabbits and their care. 
The following are links to either rabbit.org articles or educational information that we have produced using rabbit.org as the source
(unless otherwise indicated).
​If you do not find the topic you are looking for below, please check rabbit.org or contact us for more information.

We have developed an educational program (free of  charge) that is tailored to the ages
of the group we are working with (young children to seniors) to help spread the word that domesticated rabbits and snowshoe hares are very different animals -

and we even bring some rabbits!!  If you would like us to come talk to a group you, or your children are a part of, please contact us. 
We look forward to hearing from you to book a date!

""What a great program!  Nathan learned so much about rabbits and hares, as well as how to care for a rabbit. The program was great for his age group (10), and the presenters were very engaging..  He loved being able to pet the rabbits as well."

Heather fron Bedford

Rabbit Basics

Also, click here to see a list of really important things to know BEFORE you adopt a house rabbit.

Rabbits have a language all their own. Here are some tips on interpreting your bunnies’ hops, kicks and grunts.

Rabbits communicate with their ears as well.  Click here to see how your rabbit is feeling


What does rabbit proofing Involve?
Rabbit Proofing one’s home involves three things:
1) Preventing destruction of your property;
2) Protecting your companion rabbit(s) from harm; and
3) Providing safe and fun chewing alternatives for your rabbit.

Rabbits are prey animals and generally do not like to be picked up.  However, there are times when this is necessary

Think you know "Everything Bunny"?

Click here to see our list of Common Misconceptions and the truth of the matter

Children & rabbits are natural companions-right? The answer could be yes, no, or “maybe so” depending on many factors.


Why is it important to provide toys?
Toys add so much to a rabbit's life.  Mental stimulation, physical exercise and excitement for your bun

 One of the most important relationships a rabbit will ever have is with his caregiver. 
Read here for tips on what to do and expect when you bring bunny home

By nature, rabbits choose one or a few places (usually corners) to deposit their urine and most of their pills.

Behavior

People are often shocked the first time they see a rabbit display anger. Bunnies, after all, are supposed to be timid and sweet

Our rescue work often requires us to socialize rabbits for the purpose
of making them more appealing to prospective adopters. Most of the time,we are dealing with aloof rabbits, who withdraw from human contact and sometimes nip when picked up

“I don’t understand it. Just this week, Fluffy has bitten the kids five times.”
“I don’t understand it. Peanut used to be so good about using his litterbox. Now he’s leaving messes everywhere.”
“I don’t understand it. Flora was such an easy-going little bunny. Now all she does is dig, dig, dig. My carpet is in shreds.”

I have found a lot of enjoyment from their playing games with me and
with each other. These games are often recognizable as games we played when we were children

Click here to see fun things for your bunny to play with

It is easier to train rabbits if you understand that their behavior is usually motivated by one of three things:
their natural need to chew and dig;
their need to communicate
the social structure as seen by rabbits,

Diet

Rabbits need a very specific diet to remain healthy.
Click above for information on what you should, and should NOT feed your rabbit!

Medical Concerns

Rabbits are prey animals, and as such, can hide their symptoms when
sick. It’s up to you, then, to watch them carefully, and to note the
slight changes in their personality and behavior that might indicate
that they are sick. Following are some medical issues that you should
take note of when living with a house rabbit.

Some pointers on what is an emergency, and how to
deal with these emergencies

It’s an all too familiar story. “My bunny stopped eating, and then she just died.”
When we ask for details, we often learn that not only did the bunny stop eating, but she had been producing extremely small or even no fecal droppings, or showed symptoms of “runny stool.”

Unlike most other mammals, lagomorphs (including domestic rabbits) produce two types of droppings, fecal pellets (the round, dry ones you usually see in the litterbox) and cecotropes.

An abscess is a cavity containing pus surrounded by a capsule of
thickened, inflamed tissue. Usually an abscess is the result of a
bacterial infection. The pus is an accumulation of dead cells from the
battle to fight the infection

As many people are all too aware, however, rabbits can suffer from
sneezing, runny nose, and runny eyes. The particular cause of this in
your bunny may require a bit of detective work on the part of
your rabbit-experienced veterinarian>, but the following information
may help.

Your Rabbit's home base

Does My Rabbit Need a Cage?
Your rabbit does not need a cage. However, an untrained rabbit probably should be kept in a home-base of some kind, like an exercise pen (x-pen), a large cage, or some other protected housing, while you’re not home to supervise and at night when you sleep

The House Rabbit Society recommends your companion rabbit be housed indoors. A hutch rabbit cannot possibly receive as much attention as a rabbit within the home. After all, how much time do you intend to spend in the yard? Personalities emerge when your rabbit gets to know you. Their potential is realized when you enjoy each others’ companionship.

Everybody’s seen them at the pet store. A cage 24 by 18 inches or
smaller, containing a package of pine shavings, a water bottle, and a
cardboard box of rabbit pellets. A “starter kit” designed to go with the
spontaneous acquisition of a rabbit, probably a baby, who will fit
through the small door