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Common Myths About Bunnies
Rabbits don’t need to visit the veterinarian

Rabbits are prey animals and hide their illnesses well. Regular check up just like other pets are needed especially by rabbit savvy veterinarian.

Rabbits are rodents

Rabbits are classified as lagomorphs and their diet, habits and welfare needs are very different from hamsters and Guinea pigs.

Rabbits eat carrots

Carrots are very high in sugar and can cause digestive problems in rabbits. In the wild rabbits only have access to the carrot tops which is healthier for them.

Rabbits can eat kitchen scraps and don’t need a specific diet

Rabbits are actually designed to have a diet which consists of 80% hay, 10%grasses 5% pellets and 5% treats.

Rabbits don’t need a lot of space

Rabbits do require a lot of space to run and jump and be very active and free roam. They should not be in cages or hutches outside.

Rabbits are cheap starter pets for children

Rabbits require a lot of work, time and money and are to delicate for children. The main responsibility for the welfare for rabbits should adults.

Rabbits don’t need to be spayed or neutered

Spaying and neutering extends the lifespan of rabbits by preventing reproductive cancer and can help with behavioral problem.

What is Microchip?

A microchip is a tiny, rice-sized electrical chip that is housed in a glass cylinder. Each microchip is embedded with a unique code or identification number that matches up with the owner’s contact information. It is read by a scanner which then displays the number on its screen.

What is the purpose of a microchip?

A microchip is the most effective, permanent form of pet identification. It is used to identify and return lost animals. When the scanner is passed over the pet, the identification number is displayed and once the owner’s contact information is up to date, the owner and pet can be reunited quickly. Thus, it is very important to keep contact information up to date. Microchips can also aid where ownership of a pet is in dispute and in some countries microchipping your pet is compulsory.

How and where is it implanted?

Microchips are implanted under the skin using a hypodermic needle slightly larger than those used for injections. The most common site is between the shoulder blades. It can be done on any routine office visit without the use of anesthesia.

What information is on the microchip and does it have a tracker?

The microchips that are currently being used only contain the identification number. They are not GPS devices and cannot track your animal if lost.

If your pet is not microchipped, give us a call for more information or to book an appointment. If you do find a lost pet, call us to arrange to have that pet scanned so we can find their owners quickly.