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10 Fun Facts About Rabbits

posted by The Daily Fluff April 4, 2017 0 comments

When someone says Easter, what comes to your mind? Chocolate, eggs, and of course, bunnies! Rabbits are one of the cutest pets to have around. With their twitching noses and fluffy ears, it’s impossible not to fall in love with them! In keeping with the Easter theme, we’ve decided to pay tribute to our favourite fluffy hoppers and come up with a list fun facts about rabbits!

  1. Rabbits or Bunnies?

Rabbits and bunnies are the same animal. There is no difference except your preference of name! However, they are different to hares, who are larger, have longer ears and are typically less social.

  1. Litters of Litters:

It is pretty well known that rabbits have large litters. They can start producing from the age of one, with litter sizes ranging anywhere from one to sixteen. But another fun fact is that they can have multiple litters in one year. Rabbits are only pregnant for about a month and they can be impregnated right after giving birth! That’s a lot of babies!

  1. A Green Diet:

Rabbits are herbivores, eating only plants, grass and weeds. A healthy diet for a rabbit includes plenty of fresh green vegetables and grass. Some treats can include fruit, carrots and sultanas. Rabbits are also fast eaters. They can chew up to 120 times a minute!

  1. My Dear Rabbit:

A male rabbit is called a buck and a female rabbit is called a doe. Yep, that’s right. Just like deers!

  1. I’m a Morning Person:

Rabbits are crepuscular, which means that they are most active in the early morning and night. If you’re an early riser, then rabbits are the pets for you!

  1. Beauty Bunny:

Rabbits are very good at grooming themselves and their partners. They have cleaning sessions around five times a day. That will save a lot of money, time and water!

  1. Home Sweet Home:

Wild rabbits live in underground holes called burrows, and a group of burrows are called warrens. Warrens can be built as deep as 3 meters, and they have multiple entrances for quick escapes. Now that’s home improvement!

  1. Tooth Sweet:

Rabbits are known for their cute little front teeth, but those aren’t the only ones they’ve got. Rabbits have a total of 28 teeth, and their teeth never stop growing. It’s perfect for all that chewing!

  1. Bunny with Brains:

Domesticated rabbits can easily be trained. They can quickly learn how to use a litter tray, as they have very good memories. This means they can remember where everything is in their territory. And we can’t even remember where we left our keys!

  1. Hippity Hop:

Rabbits are very playful. They love playing with their toys and can be taught to play fetch. Whenever they’re happy, rabbits jump in the air with joy, flicking their feet and head. This adorable motion is called a binky!

These fun facts about rabbits are great to know if you’re a bunny enthusiast. Keep them in your pocket to wow everyone at your Easter party!

What fun facts do you know about rabbits? Comment below and let us know!

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6 Tips For A Successful Road Trip With Your Pet

posted by The Daily Fluff March 28, 2017 0 comments

The Easter weekend is coming up. It’s the perfect time for a road trip! And what is a better way to spend a road trip than with your pet pooch? Before you two head off on your weekend getaway, there are a few things you should prepare for in order to have the best holiday possible! So get out your notepad: you’re going to want to take this down!

  1. Check With Your Vet:

Your trip will be a bummer if your pup becomes sick. They’re only going to have a good time if they’re healthy and happy! If it’s been a while since your last check-up, pay your vet a visit. Make sure you’re up-to-date on vaccinations, medications and dietary plans. Also, check with them about where you’re going in case your dog needs some special treatment.

  1. What to Do:

If your holiday destination isn’t pet friendly, your pooch won’t have a lot of fun. Look up some activities for you two to enjoy together. Wherever you go, there are bound to be loads of things to do that your dog will love. From long walks to grabbing a bite at a pet-friendly café, it will be impossible for your dog to be bored!

  1. Where to Stay:

Not a lot of accommodation is friendly towards dogs. That’s why it is vital to find somewhere suitable for you and your pup to stay. There are websites you can visit that have lists of dog-friendly accommodation options. No matter where you go or what your spending limit is, you and your dog will definitely need to sleep well so you’re well rested for a fun holiday!

  1. Planning Your Route:

A great part about road trips is getting to see the sights. When planning your route to your destination, schedule some short breaks for you and your dog. Stretch your legs, go to the toilet, grab a bite to eat and take some time to have a look around. Once you get back in the car, you’ll both be refreshed and ready to go!

  1. Stock Up:

When organising luggage, pack a bag just for your pooch so nothing gets mixed up. Make a list of all the things your dog will need such as food, water, bowls, a leash or two, toys, protective wear, grooming tools, poop bags, treats, bedding and medication if they need. Also, grab some items for the car ride that will be easy to grab for breaks and rest stops.

  1. Before You Hop in the Car:

On the day of the road trip, you’ll want to make sure your pup will be safe in the car. This will include making sure they’re safely secured and unlikely to distract you while you’re driving. If your car has a large boot and your dog is big enough, pop them back there. Otherwise, a crate should do to make sure they won’t roam around or fall over. If you can’t get a crate, try taking your dog for a walk before you leave so they are tired and relaxed during the ride.

Your road trip with your pet will be smooth and trouble free now that you’re well prepared. Don’t forget to have buckets of fun!

What are some tips you have for a road trip with your dog? Comment below and let us know!

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Health

How To Look After Your Pet This Easter

posted by The Daily Fluff March 20, 2017 0 comments

With the Easter Bunny nearly here, you’re probably looking forward to celebrating the holidays with your friends and family and eating all that delicious chocolate. However, it is important not to forget about your pet during the Easter weekend. Chocolate is a huge no-no for any furry creature. If your fur baby eats just a little bit, they’re at great risk of toxic poisoning. But don’t freak out. You can still enjoy your Easter plans and keep your pet healthy and happy at the same time.

Just follow our guide to keeping your pet safe during the Easter break:

  1. The Easter Egg Hunt:

If you’re hosting a party that involves a good old Easter egg hunt, there are a few things you’ll need to make sure of. When purchasing and hiding the chocolate, it’s a good idea to keep tally of how many you’ve bought and hidden. That way you’ll know if your pet has gobbled one up by mistake. During the hunt, it is also best to keep your pet away from the hunting area. Keep them indoors or in a secluded area if the hunt is inside. Kids will need to be strictly watched over as they’re more likely to leave chocolates lying about, or offer one to your pet. Don’t worry; kids tend to gobble them up straight away. If you’re attending a party and you’re bringing your pooch along, consult with the host about suitable arrangements. Keep a watchful eye on your pup. Dogs tend to eat anything without thinking twice, after all.

  1. Planning the Party:

Chocolate isn’t the only goodie that is toxic to animals, as lollies and sugary foods can cause diabetes in pets. When organising the food for the party, supply them somewhere your pet can’t access. A suitable option for serving food is to give out bowls instead of plates so treats are less likely to fall on the floor. If you’re supplying alcohol, make sure that your pet steers clear of it too. If you have a dog, take them for a walk prior to the party so they’re worn out by the time people arrive. This will make it easier to watch over so they’re less likely to run off and eat something they shouldn’t. When decorating the house, avoid leaving out items that could be a hazard, such as small plastic items or traditional Easter flowers. A fun and safe way you can decorate is to use paper. From origami bunnies to paper grass, paper is less likely to be unsafely digested by pets should they eat it.

  1. Treats For Your Pets:

Just because they can’t eat chocolate doesn’t mean your pet should miss out on some yummy treats! There are plenty of easy-to-follow recipes online for pet-friendly treats. Your pet will be in food heaven when they’re filling their bellies with edible cupcakes, biscuits and ice cream! If you’re no Nigella Lawson, visit one of the many pet friendly cafes around that will supply you with takeaway nibbles. This is a great way for your pet to be distracted while everyone enjoys their chocolate. No living creature shall be left unfed this Easter season!

  1. An Emergency Situation:

If your pet does happen to eat some chocolate, the first thing to do is to stay calm. When your pet eats chocolate, it is not immediately noticeable. If you think your pet is acting strange or distressed, call your local emergency vet straight away. Follow their advice and take your pet down there if need be. It is also advisable to know your pet’s breed, age and weight so your vet can give you the best advice possible.

You and your pet shouldn’t have to miss out on all the Easter festivities with our tips. And yes, it is still okay for your pooch to wear some Easter bunny ears. Have your phone ready for some cute Instagram photos!

What tips do you have for keeping your pet safe during Easter? Comment below.

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