How do you keep your rabbits cool in the summer?
Rabbits are comfortable between 45-75 degrees Fahrenheit (7-24 Celsius). If it gets hotter than 75F/24C, make sure your rabbit doesn't overheat! Temperatures above 80F/26C can be deadly for rabbits. Pet rabbits (European Rabbits) evolved in cool climates and they're very susceptible to heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Here are some other ways to keep your rabbit cool in the summer:
- Give your bunny air conditioning. This is the best way to keep your rabbit cool. Fans aren't an acceptable alternative because rabbits don't sweat, so fans don't cool them down very much. (It's by evaporating the sweat from our skin that fans work to cool humans down.)
- Make sure your bunny has access to the shade at all times! For example: If the hutch is outside then move it into a more shaded area or place a sun canopy over it.
- Give your bunny plenty of fresh cold water. Start to change the water twice a day because rabbits don't like warm water, so don't give it to them. A couple of ice cubes in the water can keep it cool.
- Ice bottles can be put in the hutch. As the ice melts, the air around the bottle will be cooled down.
- Mist your rabbit's ears with cool water, or run an ice cube over the outer ears. (But don't hold the ice down because you can hurt the skin, and don't get water in the ears because this can lead to infection.) The hutch can also be sprayed with water.
- Chill ceramic or stone tiles in the freezer and give them to your rabbit to lie down on.
- Hang cold wet towels near your rabbit and aim a fan at them; as the water evaporates from the towels, the air around them will cool. Don't aim the fan directly at the rabbit or put the towels on the rabbit! This will only stress the rabbit, and stress increases discomfort and illness.
- Some rabbits enjoy a cool sponge bath and this can help to cool them down, but other rabbits don't like getting wet. Know your rabbit: if she doesn't like getting wet, don't do it.
- Maximize air flow, because when air is constantly moving through a room or area, this keeps it cool. Maybe change the direction of the hutch to keep the rabbits area cooler.
Watch your rabbit for signs of heat stroke. If she's lethargic and panting, she's overheated: start trying to cool her down and call the vet for advice. If your rabbit is unresponsive, salivating, weak, confused, or convulsing, this is an emergency: go to a vet immediately!
Do NOT immerse or soak an over-heated rabbit in cold water: not only can this stress and shock your rabbit, but the cold water can constrict the blood vessels and make it even harder for the bunny to cool down.
Yes, it helps to keep heat out in the summer and keep it in when it is cool outside.
the bear keep them cool in the summer by having a bath again and again
yes, all desert animal's have big ear's to cool them.
In summer, they bathe in the cold water to cool off, and in winter their fur helps keep them warm.
Rabbits have veins running through their ears too keep their body temperatures cool. Rabbits that live in hot environments generally have larger ears to cool their bodies faster. Therefore, rabbits living in a cold place like the arctic have smaller ears because they don't need to keep their body temps cool as much.
YES. They need to have a cool environment during the heat of the day. A fan blowing indirectly, or a frozen water bottle can help to cool your bunnies off. Rabbits do not sweat, they do not pant and they are wearing a fur coat. (Rabbits do pant but it is a sign of EXTREME heat exhaustion. Something you NEVER want to see) Rabbits cool themselves by running blood thru the veins in their ears… Read More
So they can hear better AND to cool themselves by circulating blood thru their ears in the summer.
Well most rabbits live near a water source so that they can get a drink when they are thirsty and they will eat the bark off an tree and in the summer they will eat the roots of grass and other plants they also make a burrow to keep cool in the summer and hide from predators in the winter they hide in the burrow from predators and also to keep warm
A cheetah pants like a dog to keep itself cool in the summer. This action causes perspiration through the animal's large tongue. It does not sweat through its skin.
because of their skin ..
cuz it can keep you cool and fresh
Summer is over and the temperature has dropped and my bunnies seem cold what can I do to keep them warm?
Keep them inside the rabbits are already inside dah!!!
All dogs keep cool in the summer by panting. This causes water to evaporate from their tongue and the inside of their mouth. Evaporating water cools the tissue and blood near the point of evaporation.
Air conditioners blowing directly on rabbits are a very bad thing. It will cause colds, pneumonia and other respiratory problems. Rabbits need to be cool in the summer so you must fix it so the air does not blow directly on the rabbits.
well you hide them in the freezer or the bathroom
By going in the water
go to a beach
to keep the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter
They need to go into cool water to keep its body temperature cool
Rabbits shed (or "moult") just like every animal does, they do it so that for many reasons: When it is summer, a rabbit will shed its thick winter fur for lighter, thinner fur, which will help keep the rabbit nice and cool. Females will moult a little in order to make a nest for their babies, or sometimes, when they are puesdo pregnant (Fake pregnant). Rabbits sometimes moult when their fur is in a rather… Read More
by wearing clothes that can keep them cool in the summer
they dig a burrough in the ground to keep cool
In the summer they keep it cool and when it is cold it acts like an insulator.
Let them move around. They will find a cool place. Always leave clean water out for them. They should have some hay to hide in and keep warm, and they should have a space where they can cool off.
Dogs stay cool in the the summer by panting and putting cold wind on their tongues so sometimes you may think that it was because they were running but it may also be because they are keeping their selves cool in the summer
Rabbits live all over Canada. They live in burrows, under bushes and in hollow logs. In winter they tunnel into the snow. Some kinds of rabbits live in groups and others live alone. The jackrabbit has very long legs and ears. It is really a hare. The long ears are very important because they help the rabbit hear and keep cool in the summer. The snowshoe hare has very big back feet to help them… Read More
Im not sure, but I do know that vultures pee on their legs in the summer to keep their selves cool.its gross
because they are made of mud and mud helps to keep heat out
one way i think with their tongue, when they breath.
This naturally happens when summer comes to keep the cat cool.
It sprays water over its selve, then the water evoprates......
Yes I'm in fifith grade u know dat
they are like stockings but are for summer when it is hot so if you don't like wearing ballet shoes with out stockings you can keep cool in the summer
Rabbits do not have hair they will always have fur so thats why they have fur in the summer.
i think it will help keep cool in summer ..
In the summer we like to go swimming in the river to keep cool.
so that it wont start a fire
Because less heat escapes from your house in winter and less heat get in your house in summer.
It can help with keeping them cool because brushing removes a lot of excess hair.
If you mean wild rabbits, they eat grass and veggies for moisture and vitamins, and dig burrows to keep cool as rabbits can't survive in warm climates (over 28 degrees!)
They wear coats during winter, and keep cool during summer.
Perhaps silver is more reflective :|? not sure myself :)
big ears to hear predators and they malt in the summer to keep cool
during summer the sea make land cool because the hot air of land flow towards the sea from the sea the cool air flow toward land which makes it cool. this process known as land breeze and sea breeze
The climate for pet rabbits: Rabbits should be kept warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In the winter make sure your rabbit has splenty of hay or straw and try to purchase a hutch hugger which is available from most pet stores. In the summer make sure you take the hutch hugger off and give your rabbit plenty of water to drink. Rabbits can die if they are to cold or too… Read More
Not really. They need a cooler climate to be able to live in. If you want to raise these types of rabbits in this hot arid or humid climate, you need to have air conditioning, fans and/or cool water bottles for them to keep them cool during the times when temperatures exceed 90 or 100oF.
In summer you can choose some short dresses . It not only can keep you cool ,but also can show your stature more better.
To stay cool but yet save energy, 72 degrees is the ideal setting. It will keep you cool but not over charge your pocketbook.
When they get a winter coat they get darker to absorb the heat and in summer light to keep cool.
they live in the ocean. If it gets to hot they just dive down to cooler waters.