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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Heating and Depression
Last Post by LBJ10 at 10/15/2012 8:36 AM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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10/13/2012 4:55 PM
So as some of you guys know, the bf and I are moving this next up coming weekend. I have some concerns regarding heating/cold weather and bun depression. Skipper is pretty darn attached to the cats Jack and Willow. Well, the two little fuzzies are actually going to be staying with my bf's parents. How do we deal with the depression that Skipper is most likely going to feel? Since we won't be home and no one will be with her I do plan on leaving the radio for her. However, she will be missing her furry friends and I don't know how to relieve her of any sadness she will feel. Any advice and comments would be great. =]

Also, this will be the first winter we are going to have Skipper. I know rabbits supposedly do better during the winter time. The only problem is that the bf and I love a nice WARM cozy house. Something that I'm sure Skipper would not do well with. What sort of max. house temp. do you guys suggest we keep the house at? We already pretty much will be and do keep the house at 79/78/77 during the summer time. And when it gets too warm for her we throw in her frozen water bottle.

Thanks for any and all comments. =]

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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10/13/2012 6:04 PM
Wow 77-79 is warm. How does your bun handle it now? I worry about my own when it gets around 80.

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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10/13/2012 9:34 PM
Is it really warm? We have the fans going all the time so it might be cooler than that. But the indoor AC thermo reads 77 just about 97% of the time. The temp we have the house out doesn't seem to bug her. I worry when the heat hits around there too. So that's when I normally load her up with ice packs. Thanks S&L's Human. =]

User is Offline kinggoblin
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10/14/2012 11:34 AM

Well I keep our apartment 68-72 degrees and I know even that isn't cold enough for my bunny lol. He sits in front of the fan most of the time he is out or lays directly under the A/C where its freezing. In the winter he lays on the tile floor next to the door that isn't sealed well so its pretty icy. He usually feels like a popsicle but I guess that is how he likes it. 


User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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10/14/2012 5:17 PM
Thanks. So is it more or less trial and error and trying to figure out what the bun likes?

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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10/14/2012 5:21 PM
No, not really. At 80F, they are on the low end of overheating. At 95 degrees F they can suffer heat stroke. I'd imagine there is some adapting there, with their coats thinning out and shedding, but really bunnies prefer and are more active/ happy when its cool. We keep the house at 68-70 for the most part, its not only a happy medium for my cold loving husband and warm loving me, but its more energy efficient and keeps our electric bills down.

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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10/15/2012 5:53 AM
Hmm... Keeping the house at that low of a temp wouldn't be feasible during summer. But I don't see why not during winter. The electric bill is insane as it is keeping it at 77.

User is Offline LBJ10
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10/15/2012 8:36 AM
Our house is 78 in the summer and 68 (or less at night) in the winter. The buns are fine.
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