Articles of Interest
Drying your own vegetables, fruit, wild plants, herbs and grasses in a dehydrator is an economical way of providing save and healthy forage. The dehydrator I use cost less than £40 and costs around 25p to dry a full batch.
Herb drying is easy if you have the right equipment. Here are some of the dryers I use to dry herbs in season. Hanging mesh and flat mesh.
Many German pet food companies focused on healthy forages for small pets when UK companies were still peddling ‘pretty coloured bits’. The German online pet product retailer ZooPlus also operates in the UK. They are an excellent, reliable & affordable source of quality German hay & forage.
Alpine hay is highly nutritious and absolutely delicious – if you’re a rabbit that is! Guinea pigs love this soft hay for tunneling into. Degus love nesting in it and chinchillas love the plant diversity.
How do you choose the right bedding for your rabbit or guinea pig?
You’ve been told not to use shavings for health reasons so what are the alternatives?
Dried grass is a great food for rabbits and guinea pigs.
It can be fed ad-lib but do make sure adequate water is available at all times as well.
Raw apple cider vinegar is a useful food supplement which can be added to drinking water or used to rinse guinea pigs after shampooing. The malic and acetic acid in apple cider vinegar have antimicrobial properties making it useful to feed if a rabbit or guinea pig is off colour
Edible if you are a herbivore that is. Designed using our Aunt Sally’s Grassy Logs and Loglets.
Stuff with hay that has a tasty treat in the middle.
These Pirate Bunnies brought a smile to my face.
If I had the time and talent I would knit this pair of rogues for my grandson. Sadly I have neither the time nor the talent!
Little knitted rabbits would make the ideal donation to a rabbit rescue for their fund-raising efforts.
Small enough to knit using raffia for rabbit toys.
I’d love to see what some creative person could do with this pattern.
If anyone makes guinea pigs using it, please send me some photos to add.
If you’ve ever tried drawing guinea pigs and given up in despair like me then maybe these studies will help you master the art.
If you want your guinea pig art featured in this blog let me know.
Beautifully staged image from “bivoirart” on Deviant Art of a precious baby guinea pig, Mike, who sadly died a week after he was born due to complications from his short respiratory tract.
I love the simplicity of this drawing, Blue Rabbit, by artist Seth Fitts on Deviant Art
Available as postcards and greetings cards but sadly not as a print.
Awake Rabbit by Seth Fitts is available as print, cards and postcards from Deviant Art
Rabbit Moon by ‘kyoht’ on Deviant Art is a beautiful image, sadly not available as cards or prints.
This paper cavy cave made from sheets of card and brown paper is easy to assemble and provides a safe hidey-hole for guinea pigs or chinchillas.
How to make home made toys for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and degus from natural materials.
I could not believe it when I saw this video of a rabbit herding sheep. It’s rounding them up and chasing them!
Bunny Hug by Nakisha VanderHoeven is a lovely image available in print from Etsy.
Lots more great rabbit pictures there too!
Rabbits & hares appear in tales & works of art dating back centuries, but what do we really know about the symbolism of rabbits & hares and their origins?