Pumpkin Hay Bags for Bunnies: A Spooky Enrichment Treat!

Oct 07 2015

  By: Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist Remember paper bag pumpkins from preschool?  A brown lunch bag filled with hay provides an enriching way to provide a rabbit with some of his daily portion of hay.     Simply fill the …

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Help Them Heal Challenge: Cerulean

Aug 18 2015

Snip, snip, snip … Cerulean’s foster mom is in her front yard snipping clover. Doesn’t seem too out of the ordinary, except it’s 1 a.m. and she’s worried sick that the young rabbit was refusing new food. In her first …

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Enrichment Fun with your Rabbit

Feb 11 2015

Guest Blogger: Suzanne Denk, Animal Enrichment Specialist        Here are some great ideas to keep your hopper happy and mentally stimulated.  Enrichment isn’t just all fun and games!  Keeping your rabbit’s mind working is an important part of owning …

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Rabbit Enrichment with Behavior Training

Feb 11 2015

Guest Blogger: Laureen DzadovskyOriginally published in a Chicago House Rabbit Society newsletter Rabbits are quite fascinating. As we learn more about them, we find ways to enrich their lives as well as enriching our own. Bunnies respond very well to …

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February is Adopt-a-Shelter Rabbit Month at Animal Friends

Feb 04 2015

Did you know that rabbits are the third most-adopted companion animal? And for good reason! To start, they are quiet and clean creatures making them an excellent roommate for apartment life. They can be litter-trained and roam freely throughout your …

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month: Snowball

Nov 20 2014

With her unique appearance and gentle spirit, Snowball is a favorite among staff and volunteers here at Animal Friends. Snowball relishes in the attention from her adoring fans, hoping one of them will give her a home. The future was …

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Rabbit Care Workshop: Testimonial

Jun 02 2014

We’ve had rabbits for ten years and thought we knew almost everything about their behaviors and how to care for them. The rabbit care workshop at Animal Friends proved us very wrong. We have a finicky little mini lop named …

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Is Your Bunny a Bully? – Spaying and Neutering Can Help!

Feb 27 2014

Guest Blogger: Cortney Ressler If you’ve been following Animal Friends for the last month you probably know February is National Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month. Did you know that February 25th is the 20th anniversary of World Spay Day? There …

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Pet Adoption is PRICELESS at Animal Friends Beginning Nov. 29!

Nov 27 2013

On what is traditionally known as the biggest shopping day of the year, Animal Friends invites you to do something that’s truly priceless. Don’t shop—adopt! at Animal Friends’ PRICELESS holiday adopt-a-thon beginning November 29. If you’ve been considering pet adoption, …

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Does Your Pet Have a Food Intolerance?

Sep 09 2013

Photo by: Linda Mitzel By the Staff at Petagogy Every day people come into Petagogy complaining about their pets’ itchy paws, loose stools, irritated skin and other maladies, looking for a supplement or medication to treat the problem. Because these …

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