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Sore Hocks

Posted by kaninchenrabbits@gmail.com on August 23, 2018 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (21)

What Are Sore Hocks? What Causes Them?

Sore hocks is the common name for what happens when a rabbit’s feet are injured or irritated. When the fur on the bottom of a rabbit’s foot no longer protects the foot, the foot will get injured causing bleeding, swelling, and even infection. This painful condition happens most frequently on wire bottom cages. Should you stop using wire bottom cages? No, but as part of being a responsible rabbit keeper, you need to...

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MI Food Preservation Course

Posted by kaninchenrabbits@gmail.com on February 24, 2018 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (1)

I've got some exciting news. I found out that the extension office offers an online food preservation course. I thought that after 5 years of preserving in various ways the class would be a breeze and it'd be cool to take and get the certificate. I have been wanting to take a Master Food Preserver course, which is a course similar to Master Gardener in that it's also offered by the extension office and involves lots of class time, education, and hands on training. Unfortunately Michigan doesn...

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How to Preserve Your Harvest - Dehydrating

Posted by kaninchenrabbits@gmail.com on February 6, 2018 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

How to Preserve Your Harvest


If you're looking for a way to preserve the abundance from your garden, dehydrating is a grea way. Almost anything can be dehydrated; from fruits and vegetables to sauces, soups, and potpouri. If you purchase a dehydrator things are even simpler. I have a 12 tray Nesco FD60 American Harvest. It works great, but it's a bit small for what my garden produces. I can ...

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What is A Rain Garden and Why You Need One

Posted by kaninchenrabbits@gmail.com on April 25, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

What is a rain garden?

A rain garden is a depression that collects the rainwater. This can be water off of your roof, driveway, or even lawn. Rain gardens slow the water down, they filter it, and return it safely to the groundwater supply - all within 24-48 hours. Rain gardens can help improve the health of streams/rivers, reduce pollution, and can improve your property in many ways.


Why do you need one?

  • Do you have problem wet spots in you...

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How to Create a Rabbit Pedigree

Posted by kaninchenrabbits@gmail.com on April 12, 2017 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (5)

Today I’m going to be covering how to create a rabbit pedigree. It can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s first start off with some basics: what is a pedigree, what’s in a pedigree, and why you should pedigree. Then I will move on to how to create a pedigree and record keeping.

What Is A Pedigree?

A pedigree is a listing of the genealogy of the rabbit. It shows which rabbits the rabbit came from. Each pedigre...

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Make your own bunny balm

Posted by kaninchenrabbits@gmail.com on May 23, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever tattooed a rabbit? How about had an injured rabbit? Whether your rabbit has a scratch you'd like to help clear up faster, or you'd like to ease any tattoo discomfort, bunny balm is a great thing to have on hand.

My recipe uses coconut oil as a base. Coconut oil is antibacterial and is great for helping animals (and humans) heal. You can find it at any grocery store or online. I also use lavender herbs, and plantain. Lavender can help calm a rabbit, and plantain relieves p...

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