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Funny Bunny Toy Company - Hoppy Spring 2020

Hoppy Spring Everyone!!

I hope you are all doing well and keeping yourselves safe from the Corona Virus.

This is a very worrisome time for everyone, our families and our furry family members.

Here in California we are on a statewide shut down. We are only allowed to go out for essentials like groceries, prescriptions, hospital visits, or a walk alone. No one can meet in groups. The grocery store shelves are literally empty, as they probably are in most of the country.

While you are seeking staples for yourselves, don't forget to get at least a 2 week supply of food and litter for your bunnies. Try to order double your normal amount of hay as well since there is a shortage of greens. Pet stores are remaining open, and so are online pet supply stores.

This may be a good time to plant some greens for your bunnies because they will be in short supply. Not having the greens your bunny is used to eating may upset their digestive system, so watch for any litter box changes and call your vet right away.

Spring is the perfect season to start a Bunny Garden along with some vegetables and greens for yourselves and your families.

Most leafy greens will grow from seed to maturity in approx. 6 – 8 weeks. If you purchase starter plants at a nursery or big box store you can cut the time in half until you can harvest leaves for your bunnies.

In addition to leafy salad greens, try Asian greens, and some radishes. Radishes grow quickly and radish tops are very tasty and tender, however, most bunnies don't care for the radish bulb. You can also grow carrots and give the tops to your bunnies and eat the carrots yourself, sharing a little bit with your bunnies.

It's very simple to grow herbs indoors or outdoors. Try some parsley, cilantro, basil, or chervil on your kitchen window sill. Many grocery stores sell small pots to get you started.

At this time most veterinary offices remain open and are having clients wait in the parking lot until it's time to come in. However, most routine appointments are being cancelled. If your bunny is on a long term medication your vet should be willing to mail you at least a 1 or 2 month supply.

According to the CDC and veterinarians at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, your pets cannot catch the COVID-19 virus. They can, however, carry the germs on their fur if you spread them to them via petting. As soon as you come home please take precautions and remove your shoes and wash your hands before touching your bunnies and any other pets or people in your home. That will help stop the spread of germs in your household.

If you are one of those who jobs has been affected by the pandemic, my heart goes out to you and your family. At least there is one silver lining, your bunnies will be thrilled that you will be home and be able to spend more time with them. They'll also get more out of cage time to run, play, and binky.

Bunnies and other pets can be a great source of comfort in difficult times. This is one reason why bunnies are able to be ESAs (Emotional Support Animals).

All bunnies don't have the personality for it, but many bunnies also make great Therapy Pets. This isn't the time to start any volunteering where you'd be around large groups, but it's something to consider for the future. If your bunny loves to snuggle, is a lap bunny, and loves being petted, your bunny may make a perfect Therapy Pet. You simply sign up through one of many Therapy Pet organizations to become certified. Then you volunteer to take your bunny around to hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other places where your bunny could greatly lift people's spirits.

Speaking of lifting spirits, please visit our contest page and look at Cletus, this month's adorable winner of Funny Bunny Toy Company's toy contest. His photo is sure to brighten anyone's day.

While you're on the webpage, why not enter your own bunny in our contest for a chance to win a prize next month!

I hope everyone stays well.

Have a Hoppy Spring,