Bedding and Substrate for Rabbit

For those who love keeping animals as their pets never get tired of giving them the best care that their home buddies require. There are also a variety of pets that are now being cared for as pets, including the docile and adorable rabbits. And there are so many reasons why one would rather have one or more as pets than otherwise. If you are one of those who have found these very interactive furry creatures perfect enough to be your pet, you will need to make sure that you provide everything that your tiny housepet needs, including the best substrate and bedding for rabbits.

If you are still undecided whether to have a rabbit or not, perhaps these interesting traits that these lovable creatures possess might convince you somehow.Bedding and Substrate for Rabbit

  1. Rabbits are very peace-loving animals. Unlike dogs, parrots, and other pets that make a lot of noise, rabbits are quite restrained and do not make a lot of sound. That means you can have your peace any time of the day even if your rabbit is around.
  2. These small furballs are quite sociable. Even though these animals are quite peaceful most f the time, they are noted to be territorial. They form a highly structured social system.
  3. They are very docile. Rabbits are very yielding and are quite intelligent animals, hence they can easily be trained.
  4. Rabbits are generally clean animals. Although rabbits do poop quite frequently, they know how to do their thing properly and likes themselves clean. If you provide them the right litter box and some paper-based bedding that quickly absorbs humidity and urine in the rabbit’s bedding, your pet rabbit will not smell that bad even while inside its cage.
  5. Rabbits have a long lifespan. These creatures when given the right care and treatment will leave from 8 to 12 years. In general, those who live indoors live longer than those who are left in the wild or live outdoor since they are sheltered from predators, extreme temperatures, as well as from any infection that other small animals carry or is present in the outside environment.

If you already have decided to have one or more of these lovable creatures, one of the things that you need to provide for them is an appropriate cage and bedding. (more…)

The Park Is Open

top-logoTHORNBERRY OFF-LEASH DOG PARK IS OPEN!! How do we put it into words? We are happy, we are excited, and we are grateful. Read more from the board about this wonderful event. See photos from the opening day. (More photos added 8/1/06.)

The Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park (TOP) opened on Saturday, June 17, 2006. You can buy your park tag at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center or Iowa City Parks & Recreation. Bring proof of rabies and spay/neuter and microchip (if applicable) when you go to purchase a tag. You can also buy a 1-day pass at the park. TOP is open from dawn until dusk each day. Click Park Info & Rules to find the park registration form.

Please read the park rules and other park information. Note that when the city is mowing any of the yards, those yards are closed. Use a different yard until the city workers are done.

Memorial Bricks

DogPAC is selling memorial bricks that are part of the entry to the park entry walkway. For $100 you can immortalize your dog and support the park. An order for additional engraved bricks will be sent to the engravers at the end of this month, so please get your check and order in by September 6, 2006. Use the order form here or the one in the recent newsletter as well; either way, join in and get a brick! It’s a great way to support the park. If you have any questions, please call Barb at 319-338-4650.

Sand Burrs

DogPAC invites you to a sand burr-pulling party this Wednesday, August 23, at 6:30 pm.

4th Annual Iowa City Dog Paddle

paddle06-orangedogPlan now to attend the 4th Annual Iowa City Dog Paddle in the Iowa City City Park pool on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5 and 6, 2006 between 3 and 8 p.m. To pre-register, fill out the registration form (Word or PDF) or pick one up from the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center. Cost is only $5 per dog per day in advance or $7 per dog per day at the door. See more on the Events page.


Park Construction Photos

The Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park is open, but in case you care to remember what that space looked like before, here are construction photos to remind you.

6/14/06 Photos: getting ready for the park opening: laying bricks, flowers.
5/9/06 Photos showing the grass growing at the park.
3/6/06 More photos posted on the construction page.

Next Meeting

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