I keep rabbits constantly. Though I don’t breed and can’t bring myself to eat them, I figured I’d share a few preventative tricks that I use to keep my friends hopping (pun definitely intended). Also, please be sure to share any methods you’ve used! I’d love to exchange ideas, especially with anyone who has more experience on a larger scale.
1. Selenium and Vitamin E. At any given health nut store, you’ll be sure to find a “selenium complex”, with vitamin E mixed in. I buy in bulk, and use it sparingly: crack the capsules open, and sprinkle some of the dust into the buns’ water for three days every month. Helps keep Floppy Rabbit Syndrome away, which can easily disrupt your life, and the life of the colony.
2. Diatomaceous earth! Food grade, mixed in with food, to help keep some mites away.
3. Lavender: a wonderful little mosquito repellent, when planted near a hutch or coop, and may help prevent the invariably fatal mosquito-borne myxomatosis.
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