rabbits are one of the most neglected of all domestic pets and
To keep your
rabbit in tip top condition, good sanitation is vital. Dirty housing
left unattended can result
in serious bacterial infections, especially in warm weather.
cages and hutches
need to be cleaned
and disinfected regularly but never with strong, phenol based disinfectants
which are lethal
to rabbits (and cats).
Instead, make a solution using
8 drops of anti-bacterial Tea Tree essential oil to half a bucket
of hot water and wash all
over the hutch. Use a brush to reach well into the corners.
with clean water
and allow to dry
thoroughly before returning your rabbit to its
PLEASE BE AWARE that using
essential oils to treat animals, as with personal use, is at the
owners risk and professional
veterinary advice should be sought if you are worried, or the condition