Hi, this is my first time to post anything on this forum. I also live in the philippines and I am horrified by people who goes to the pet shop looking at those poor little bunny and just buy them without thinking of the future. Rabbit are not a toys and its not because they are cheap to buy that you wont spend a lot of money later on. I bought my female rabbit here at a pet shop because a kid wanted to buy her and leave her outside inside a cage, so I stepped in and bought it. You have to realise that bunny/rabbit are not dog or cat and can't handle the heat very well. Therefore imagine the weather here in the philipines.....
When I took her home, she was sick and had a severe diareha, no savy vet around so I start looking on the internet for some help. I didn't know how much work and how much knowledge was around rabbit. Now she is 7 months and very healthy. She live indoor and all of the Oxbow and timothy hay come from Europe where I place an order every 6 months just for her and get a Balikbayan box.
Pellet should be fed only for bunny, as soon as they reach adult, the pellet should be remove completely due to the high amount of Alfafa and calcium. Rabbit need a low calcium diet to avoid any issue. No tap water unless you live in a clean country which is not the case in Asia. Someone mentionned the diet of spinach and water, this is so wrong... Rabbit should be fed unlimited amount of hay, fresh water changed twice a day, slowly introduce the vegi one by one after 3 months of age. The rabbit under 3 months are not adept to process vegi because they are separated from their mom too early. Carrot is consider as a treat and should be given only once a week and small amount due to sugar content.
There is a great website where they explain everything about rabbit from A to Z its called the house rabbit society.
Also rabbit should be given every month a shot of Stronghold/ Selamectin 60g that you can buy from the Animal house here in Manila.
Rabbit are not toys, they are living animal and please dont buy them just because they are cute. This is lifetime purchase, as to know rabbit can live up to 7-8 years old.
I hope I have helped some of us here to take great care of our rabbit.