Hey, all. This is about my second or third account on here because I've, for some reason, deleted my other accounts. Anyway, I own two rabbits, a mini rex and, best I can tell, a rex. I need a couple of suggestions on some stuff.
My main problem is they are O-B-E-S-E. Marge, the rex, is 9.4 pounds and Essie, the mini rex, is 5.2. Their fat is just rolls on them. I know a large part of the reason is they don't get enough exercise. I can't let them out all day, and they don't run when they're out anyway. The other problem is diet. My family feeds my rabbits a LOT of junk food. Lots of bananas, almonds, and apples. I recently ran across that almonds are bad for rabbits, but the vet didn't seem concerned. I tried cutting all junk food out for a while, but my family couldn't stick with the plan. I feed them a lot of pellets. These pellets come in a 25 pound bag for 8 dollars and I'm beginning to question how healthy they are for them. I want to try http://store.binkybunny.com/bunny-basics-t-adult-rabbit-food--5-lbs-or-10-lbs-p62.aspx but we once had a friend who told us you can't change a rabbit's pellets after it eats it for years because it will die. She claims it is what killed her rabbits. Will it hurt my rabbit to change their pellets? What is the recommended portion of pellets to give my rabbits each day? I usually fill it until the bowl is full.
Is there an alternative method to cleaning potties? I hate pulling out all the bags, toilet paper, vinegar, etc every two days to clean their potties. Plus they fight me every step of the way on it. I have corner potties. Does anyone have any potty cleaning tips to make it a little better of a chore.
Essie keeps her cage dirty. Poop everywhere, no matter how often I clean it, and as a result she has sore hocks, which didn't start until her cage got really dirty. Any suggestions?
They stay in the living room and that room gets very loud. They are next to the tv, people talk very loud, and just general noises. Do you think it would be better to move them to my room. As it is right now, I don't really have room, but if I strain my brain, I think I could create some. I just don't know if all the noise is bad for them.