Cage- biggest you can possibly afford. I recommend making a NIC cube cage:http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/12235/ppuser/10454
Just look up more information. I made a cage for about 50$ and it's huge! So much bigger and better for your money. Mine is 4 cubes long, 2 cubes across and 3 tall. I added another level so that it is the same area as the bottom apart from one square (12x12) that they use to jump through onto the other level. I suggest you do this too. :)
Feed (rabbit pellets)- since you will only have one bunny, buy smaller packages so they don't go bad. Rule is to only buy an amount that will be gone by 6 weeks. High in fibre (min 18%) low in protein (max 14%-15%) and calcium (1%). Timothy hay based pellets are the best. The prices vary.
Feeding guide and info: http://www.ontariorabbits.org/diet/dietinfo2.html
Water bottle- I like these much better that bowls because water bottles keep the water clean, fresh and it doesn't take up any room in the cage. Bunnies will tip over bowls and make a mess of their cage. I buy mine for 5$. Make sure you change the water everyday to keep it fresh.
Litter box- depending on how old the bunny you will be getting is, you'll eventually have to litter train him. Buy a basic cat litter box that is big, but the rim isn't too high or too low. If it's too high he may not jump in it and if it's too low he'll pee over it. I buy mine for 6$.
Litter for litter box- do not use clumping cat litters, shavings, ect. Going with Yesterday's News is the best. Absorbant, cheap for the amount, easy to clean and safe for bunny. 10$ for a 10 pound (or kg?) bag.
Food dish- Your best bet is a wide, not too tall ceramic dish so it's harder to tip and wide enough to easily eat out of. 5-6$
Toys- these can just be cardboard boxes, large sheets of newspaper, boxes with newspaper in them to dig, untreated wood, ect. You might want to go to the dollar store (or something) to buy a durable plastic cat toy with a bell. Make sure the plastic is thick so he won't choke.
Hay- you can go to a farm (if there's any around) and get a garbage bag of hay for about 2-3$ around here. Beats buying a grocery bag full for 6$ from a pet store. Remember that hay is essential for your bunny's health- it should be available at all times!
I think this is all for now!
If you're thinking of buying from a pet store- don't please! Try Kijiji, a breeder or, preferably, a shelter. You'd be surprised about how many bunnies need new homes and how great they all are.
I have 6 bunnies.
· 1 decade ago