Keeping your Bunny's Brain Busy - The Carrot Tribune - May 2018 - BUNS

The Carrot Tribune

In this issue...

  • Bunny and Guinea Pig of the Month
  • Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Class: June 9
  • Hoppy Hour and Pignic: June 16
  • Understanding Guinea Pig Sounds
  • Bunny Bordem Busters
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Guinea Pig of the Month

Felipe is happy to be our Guinea Pig of the Month for June! He is lively and curious, and is really interested in humans - even more so when they have yummy treats! Felipe is a good sized boy who offers a lot to love!

Want to know who the Bunny of the Month is? Visit our website to find out!


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Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Classes

Our next class is June 9. Join us on our Facebook event page to learn more! 

1:00 to 2:00 - Handling and Husbandry
2:00 to 2:30 - Training

Bring your Rabbit or Guinea Pig. Learn easy handling and care-taking during the first hour, then for the last half hour play training games that are fun for you and your pet! 

$5.00 for an individual
$10.00 for a family
Free to BUNS volunteers

All classes are in the Humane Society Education Building, at 5399 Overpass Rd, Goleta, (to the east  of the Animal Shelter)


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Hoppy Hour and Pignic

Bring your fuzzy friend, June 16 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM and give them an opportunity to socialize with other rabbits and guinea pigs! Socialization is a very important part of overall rabbit and guinea pig welfare, and a Hoppy Hour is the perfect opportunity to let your fuzzy one play with others. 

Hoppy Hour will take place on the Humane Society Lawn, at 5399 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Admission is $10 per rabbit or guinea pig. All animals must be healthy and rabbits must have been spayed or neutered at least 30 days in advance.

We'll be providing light refreshments for both you and your critter, so please join us for an afternoon of fun!


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Guinea Pigs Sound Off

Guinea Pigs have a lot to say.  Anyone who has heard them “Week,week, weeek” at the sound of the refrigerator door or a plastic bag know exactly what the piggies want.  But did you know that they also purr, rumble, yip, hoot and chirp? Have you heard these sounds? Did you wonder what they mean?  Would you like to speak guinea pig? Click below to learn more!


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Bunny Boredom Busters

You've had your bunny for a while and perhaps the novelty is starting to wear off.  If you're beginning to think your bunny is a boring pet, you couldn't be more wrong - bunny just needs something to do while you're away.
 
Rabbits need mental stimulation during those long daytime hours, in addition to getting several hours daily exercise outside their enclosures. Being crepuscular, bunnies are most active at dawn and dusk. The daytime and nighttime hours are where bunnies need additional mental stimulation, especially if yours is a solo bun.
 
Toys include things to shred, chew, gnaw, and eat. The trick is to rotate toys so they seem new again to your bunny. Recommended websites for a wonderful selection of safe rabbit toys include BinkyBunny.com, BunnyBytes.com, happybunnyclub.com, and smallpetselect.com (when shopping at Small Pet Select, please use discount code "BUNS" at checkout to help support Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter!).
 
Last, but not least is an easy & cheap boredom buster: play the radio/CD softly. My rabbits like the sound of yoga music so my suggestion is to play soft, easy listening music.
 
Wishing you and your rabbits lots of fun with edible, chewable, boredom-busting ideas. 

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From our Instagram feed:

Our amazing street drawing at I Madonnari at the Santa Barbara mission! Thank you our great artist Ana Fagan! 


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