Inverurie Pets at Home is holding a series of educational workships for children this weekend.
The event marks Rabbit Awareness Week and there will be worshops from 12noon on Saturday and Sunday (September 22 and 23).
The workshops are free and are geared for children to find out how to take care of rabbits responsibly. The wrong diet can be harmful to arabbits’ health and Pets at Home is Home is encouraging owners to discover more about what nutrition the rabbit needs to keep its digestive system working properly and to maintain a healthy weight.
Children will have a chance to interact with the rabbits, and learn how to handle them in a supervised environment. There are a number of common myths associated with owning a rabbit and in-store advisors will be on hand to discuss these and will talk about following incorrect about foods such as carrots and hay. Underfeeding hay and over feeding carrots can have a damaging effect on a rabbit’s health.
Store manager Neil Jack explained: “Many rabbit owners are surprised to find out that eating too many carrots and fruit are bad for their pet. They are high in sugar and don’t help wear down the teeth so should only be fed as an occasional treat. “Also, a lot of people don’t realise that eating iceberg lettuce can actually be life threatening to rabbits. Rabbits need to eat at least their own body size in good, quality hay every single day, alongside small pieces of fresh leafy vegetables and rabbit nuggets. This will help them grow into healthy, happy pets and aid in preventing painful dental disease or digestive problems.”
For more information, visit: http://www.petsathome.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Info_10601_pets-at-home-inverurie%20-store_-1_10551