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    • Timothy Hay in Australia

      Hay should make up 80% of a rabbit's diet. Many online articles refer to timothy hay as a staple in the diet of rabbits, which is the case in the US. However, as it isn't grown in Australia, timothy hay is imported and only available for purchase in bags, which can become quite expensive. As a result, in Australia, most bunny owners use local produce (e.g. oaten, meadow, rye, or teff hay) to make up the bulk of what they feed their rabbits, which is more affordable and can be purchased in bales. However, if you are going to purchase timothy hay in Australia, there are generally 4 brands available. Oxbow Peters Burgess Alfalfa King We have found that if you shop around and buy them on sale, all four brands can be purchased for $20-$25 per kilogram. You can see a quick comparison of 3 of the brands available in the photo. Please note the Oxbow sample came from a 4kg bag, the Burgess sample came from a 1kg bag of 'Excel Feeding Hay with Dandelion and Marigold', which is made up of 98% timothy hay, and the Peters sample came from a 1kg bag of timothy hay, which is completely different to their timothy & rye hay blend. We like using timothy hay in our treat toys because our bunnies love it and it isn't their normal everyday hay, which makes it feel like a treat whilst remaining very healthy. References https://rabbit.org/the-importance-of-hay/

    • Our Willow & Apple Products

      In Australia the term 'organic' can be used on a product irregardless of how it was produced without any legal consequences. We use apple and willow from Loriendale Orchard, which is a small family run farm just outside Canberra and is #certifiedorganic so you can be certain that no pesticides have been used. We restock every few weeks, during which the #applechew sticks you ordered from China are still making their way here. You might find silica gel packs in your order because its still fresh so best to keep well ventilated and somewhere cool. We have endeavoured to use every bit of produce because we think it is that good and have incorporated it into our #bunnytoys. Anything leftover is then vacuumed by our b-boys.

    • Rosewood Small Pet Products to Avoid

      I received someone else's order and got to see some of the products from Rosewood only ever before seen in photos. Although I was pleasantly surprised that the products were larger than I envisioned, I am sad to report that my suspicions were confirmed. There was so much unnecessary glue all over the toys, which can cause intestinal blockages and potentially be fatal to rabbits. I wanted to write a bit more about the danger of glue but that will have to come later as I've seen so many stores recently start stocking these products and thought it important to warn about the danger of these toys in hopes of preventing these toys being bought and endangering more bunnies. Please note this is not an exhaustive list, just some products that I had a chance to inspect in person. Carrot Dream Catcher Loofa Hoola Corn Rattle Roller Loofa Toss 'n' Treat Roller

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    • Rabbit Toys, Treats & Accessories | Australia | Bless Their Cottontails

      Buns just want to have fun SHOP NOW WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY NEW ORDERS AT THIS TIME NEW Quick View Large Willow Barbell NEW Quick View Oxbow Timothy Club Carrot NEW Quick View Jumbo Grass Tunnel NEW Quick View Seagrass Net Ball NEW Quick View Oxbow Simple Rewards Timothy Treats New Arrivals TOYS TREATS ACCESSORIES BUNDLES DIY TOY PARTS D.O.C

    • Shipping & Returns | Bless Their Cottontails

      Shipping Policy Our shipping policy aims to utilise the most cost-efficient delivery method available so that we can keep postage costs for our customers as low as possible. As a result, tracking may not be included and we may split up orders into several packages. Bless Their Cottontails and Healthy Nibbles products are shipped from separate locations. Please be prepared to receive staggered deliveries. Each part of the order will be sent as it becomes ready and shipping confirmation emailed once the entire order has been dispatched. Where applicable, parcels are posted with authority to leave. Extra features (e.g. cover for loss or damage, signature on delivery) and upgrades to express or other premium services can be purchased on request. Processing Times Our processing time varies, depending on a multitude of factors. As the bulk of our products are handmade to order, generally speaking, please allow for up to 6 weeks for orders to be processed. ​ When we are particularly busy, longer processing times may apply. ​ DUE TO THE VOLUME OF ORDERS, 20 WEEKS PROCESSING TIME CURRENTLY APPLIES TO ALL ORDERS Domestic Orders For deliveries within Australia, we charge a flat rate of $15 shipping. We use courier services as well as Australia Post for deliveries within Australia. International Orders We use Australia Post to ship international orders. ​ Currently, international postage charges are NOT calculated at checkout, they will be invoiced & charged separately after we receive your order. International shipping charges vary depending on the destination, weight and size of the order. To get an obligation free international shipping quote, you can: Add your order to the cart and then select the manual payment option at checkout; or with your order Contact us Local duties and taxes are the responsibility of the customer. ​ There are restrictions with what can be imported to certain locations, please familiarise yourself with your local import regulations as we take no responsibility for deliveries confiscated by customs to the extent permitted by law. ​ Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements or if any part of the policy is unclear and you seek clarification. Refund & Returns Policy Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. ​ We are not required to provide a refund or replacement if you change your mind It may be possible for you to cancel or change your order if your order has not started being processed. Please and if cancellation or change remains possible, we will assist you. A 10% cancellation fee will be applied to refunds of this nature. Cancellation or Change email us

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      All Posts Bunny DIY Shop Updates Product Reviews Search We Couldn’t Find This Page Check out some of the other great posts in this blog. See More Posts Recent Posts Rosewood Small Pet Products to Avoid Write a comment Bunny DIY: Can Rabbits Chew Wood Used for Smoking? Write a comment Is it Safe for Rabbits to Eat Their Toys? We often encourage bunnies to play with their food or use food as an incentive to play with toys but it does not mean bunnies can eat the... Write a comment

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We believe that enrichment plays a fundamental role in pet rabbit care. Our rabbit toys, treats and DIY supplies are available for purchase from our online store, online marketplaces and select resellers. We also continue to support rabbit rescue organisations and other small businesses in our endeavour to help bunnies lead happy and healthy by making products that are both safe and fun more readily accessible.

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