Keeping Your Rabbits Cool In The Summer
Provide Proper Care For Your Rabbit In The Summer
Rabbit Care. It doesn’t matter where you live, summer can be a killer for your meat rabbits. It is critical that you keep your rabbits cool, especially if the temp is above 90. This summer has been a hot one for almost everyone in the US and if you raise rabbits outside then you are probably scrambling to keep them cool. Here are some tips:
Keep your rabbits in the shade at all times. The temperature is significantly lower in the shade. Keep your cages under a tree, or some type of roof, or even bring them inside if you have to.
Fill 2 liter soda pop bottles with water and freeze them. If your rabbits are getting too hot, they will lie against the bottles to keep cool. Make sure you have extras in the freezer so you can replace them often.
Use fans (or even window air conditioners if they are in a shed). You can also hang wet towels up across doorways or windows to help keep the air cool.
Use a misting system or mist them with a spray bottle. If you notice a rabbit in distress, you can submerge their body in water to cool them off.
If all else fails, or you don’t have a way to keep them in the shade, place them in carriers and keep them inside your house during the hottest part of the day.