PET SITTING QUESTIONS:
Question: What are your rates?
Answer: My rates vary depending on how many rabbits I will be caring for, whether or not the rabbit needs special care, and if I need to to perform any grooming procedures to your pet. Additional services, such as watching other pets (dogs, cats,), and house sitting are available. You can look over the estimated pricing structure located bunny sitting page Please send me an email and I will give you a personalized quote.______________
Question: Can you come to my house or do I have to bring my rabbit to you?
Answer: As a pet sitter, I take care of pets in their own environment, so that they are at ease, as well as the owner. I would provide you with references, to prove that I am trustworthy, reliable and sincere about my job.______________
Question: Do you take last minute pet sitting requests?
Answer: This all depends on my schedule, but there is an extra fee involved. To avoid not having me as a sitter or a fee, please request my services at least 4 days before your trip. This allows me to get familiar with your pet/s, surroundings, and give you references.
Question: Do you provide litter training services?
Answer: Yes, I do, but I will also be teaching you how to as well, so that your rabbit can stay litter and house trained.
Question: If my rabbit becomes ill while in your care, what veterinary do you use?
Answer: If you already have a main vet for your pet, I would use that doctor. In case of an emergency and you do not have a selected vet, I will contact the closest animal hospital depending on your location.
Question: What do you think about Kale? I can't get my bunny to eat any of the other greens. He LOVES Kale and eats it daily. I read something somewhere that didn't have a high opinion on Kale, but it hasn't seemed to hurt my bunny.
Answer: Kale is okay to give to your bunny, but it shouldn't replace hay or pellets. Kale has a high dose of calcium, but because Kale contains a lot of water, your bun is okay to eat it regularly. I would like to point out you're the pet's owner/mother/caretaker and therefore you have to be a disciplinarian when it comes to your bunny's eating habits. For example, my rabbit Buhk Buhk is obsessed with eating his gourmet pellets and picks and chooses what he wants to eat leaving much of his Timothy hay and pellets behind. Naughty bunny! What I do in this case is not give him a fresh load of gourmet pellets until he finishes his whole meal first. This is a similar scenario to what parents do with their children, otherwise, kids would be eating candy all the time, right? So my advice is your bun can eat Kale, just make sure he still eats his hay and pellets too, in moderation!
Question: My rabbit and I were having such a good time with each other (well at least I thought so) and she bit me! Why did she do that?
Answer: Well if you were pretty sure you and your bun were having a good time, then you probably were! She bit you to show you she loves you! I call them "lovebites." When my rabbits do this, which isn't often, I turn my back to them while looking over my shoulder to show them I am offended but forgiving. This is just to show them, "I know you love me, but that hurt, please don't do that again." You have to address it then, so your bunny understands why you're upset and that biting is not okay. Never hit your bunny when disciplining!!
Question: My bunny isn't eating or pooping, but is constantly chewing, what could be wrong?
Answer: The problem might be that your rabbit has a blockage in its mouth from overgrown or misaligned teeth. This is quite serious because your rabbit needs to be eating and drinking constantly. If there isn't an emergency 24 hour vet hospital nearby, I would get a syringe and squeeze water in your rabbit's mouth. Water is crucial to keeping its body moving. You can usually hear "belly" sounds when you put your ear to your rabbits stomach, if you don't hear anything, that's a big problem. If you know how to clip your rabbit's teeth then do so, if you don't, then don't attempt for you may do more harm than good. Be sure to get your rabbit to a vet A.S.A.P. Sometimes vets will show you how to clip rabbit teeth, which is valuable info to have, for rabbit's teeth never stop growing, hence the reason why they are always chewing. If you are uncomfortable even after knowing how to clip teeth, just be sure to bring your pet to the vets when your rabbit's teeth start getting long, don't wait until your rabbit can't eat again!
This subject, among other sick related issues can be found on my "rabbit sick" page.