Nowadays people are using cloth bags instead of plastic, are careful with their gas consumption, reduce their intake of bottled water…and also change their method of care for their pet rabbits? It is possible to “go green” with the care of your pet and to be environmentally conscious.
One way to be environmentally friendly which will also be fun for your bunny is to let them chew on old phone books. They enjoy the chewing as well as the challenge, especially if the phone books are big. This is also a great toy to use for supervised play time. You may decide not to let them keep the phone book in their cage so that it remains a supervised activity similar to the case with many other toys.
For most owners of bunnies, the most obvious area that needs improvement is the litter in your pet’s pan, cage or under the hutch If you opt to use wood shavings for litter, you may think that because you are using the byproduct since the trees are already cut down, that this is good for the environment. You may also decide to use another type of litter instead of wood. Litter can be made of recycled newspaper instead of wood shavings. This type of litter is actually “greener”, and is also helpful if your animal is allergic to wood shavings such as cedar, as is the case with many small animals.
You can make a significant difference in your “green level” with your bunny, regardless of the type of litter you use, once you change the way you dispose of used litter. You may not think about the cost associated with dumping your trash in a garbage truck, that will transport the trash to a landfill. However, you can save the environment from this burden by practicing composting. You can add the bunny litter to a compost pile you already have, or start one with the assistance of your local garden center. They will help you to start on the right foot, and then the compost can be added to your lawn or garden, resulting in an improvement in your own environment.
Your bunnies will love any old pieces of carpet you have, so you can place them in their cages to be used as a corner platform. They will use it to rest their feet and get off the wire. This is an excellent way to recycle your old carpet, which sometimes can be difficult to dispose of. Any rabbit supplies that you need to get rid of, can be recycled or donated to other people who may have used them for their own bunnies or even in school projects.
By being environmentally aware in regards to your bunny, her byproducts and old gear, you are exercising your common sense and recycling, so that there is less garbage going into the landfills. There are several ways in which you can achieve these goals, and if your bunny could be aware of what you are doing, she would show gratitude for being so conscious about being green with her care.