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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 the climate isn't suitable, timothy hay generally isn't grown in Australia so is mainly imported and 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 imported from the US, which is completely different to their timothy & rye hay blend that is grown in Australia. 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 Toys to Avoid
We received someone else's order and got to see some of the products from Rosewood that we'd 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 these toys in hopes of preventing them being bought and endangering more bunnies. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. Carrot Dream Catcher Loofa Hoola Corn Rattle Roller Loofa Toss 'n' Treat Roller Bunny Fun Tree
- Rabbit Toys, Treats & Accessories | Australia | Bless Their Cottontails
Eat. Play. Love. SHOP NOW $15 SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Quick View Big Bundle of Naturals v2 NEW Quick View Vine Lantern x 2 NEW Quick View Dried Cranberry NEW Quick View Skewer Toy Base Free Shipping Quick View Seagrass Tent New Arrivals Ready to Ship Orders of only ready-to-ship items are being posted within 14 days Made to Order Expect extensive delays for made-to-order items Fresh Apple sticks Local & Certified Organic Latest Restock: 29th June No fresh willow until Spring Memos Loofah slices are being used in place of whole mini loofah 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. Where applicable, parcels are posted with the 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. Deliveries generally go out on Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Processing Times Orders consisting of only 'Ready to Ship ' products are being dispatched within 10 business days. Please allow 8 weeks for orders with any products that are 'Made to Order' to be processed. Although many orders will not take the entire 8 weeks, please only order if you are willing to wait as we will not estimate the time individual orders will take. When we are particularly busy, longer processing times may apply. Domestic Orders For deliveries within Australia, shipping is capped at 15 AUD. 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, please contact us with your order 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 Cancellation or Change If you wish to cancel or change your order, please leave us a message using our website chat or email us with the details and we will try and accommodate your request. Any refunds that occur as a result will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee.
- Product Information | Bless Their Cottontails
Safety General Safety Policy We take the utmost care in selecting our products, with each product being thoroughly assessed before becoming available for sale. All materials we use in making our handmade products are non-toxic and are generally accepted as safe for pet rabbits. Our products are tested by our own bunnies and we would never sell products that we considered unsafe. However, we are also aware that bunny owners will have varying opinions on what is safe so we list all materials used in our handmade products so you know exactly what you are buying. Colour Toy Parts We colour parts using non-toxic human grade food safe dyes for all colouring we do in house. For customers who prefer toys be made without colour, simply leave a note when ordering. Glue We do not use any glue in the production of our handmade products. Glue, including 'non-toxic' glue, is dangerous in toys for rabbits because it may cause an obstruction, which is potentially fatal. Toy Safety We celebrate every bunny is unique so products that are appropriate for one bunny, might not be suitable for another. When choosing toys for your bunny, please factor in their size and play style. With regard to products that we handcraft ourselves, we are more than happy to discuss any aspect of the production process as well as any materials. Furthermore, we can tailor our products to better suit your pets' needs. We often get requests to customise our products to suit other small pets such as guinea pigs and birds and are happy to oblige but do not have the knowledge and experience to advise on safety in relation to any pets other than rabbits. In any case, no toy is 100% safe and we recommend supervision, particularly for new toys, and regularly checking for safety hazards that may develop from wear and tear. Disclaimer Product detail set out at BlessTheirCottontails.com.au may, from time to time, include advice, recommendations, information or assistance in relation to Bless Their Cottontails products, their use or application. Bless Their Cottontails provides such information in good faith but does not provide any warranty of accuracy, appropriateness or reliability. Information and advice given by Bless Their Cottontails is general in nature and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease or constitute or be a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should seek appropriate professional or medical advice if necessary. All products should be used strictly in accordance with their instructions, precautions and guidelines. Bless Their Cottontails will have no liability or responsibility (including liability for negligence) for any loss suffered because of your or any other person’s reliance on any information or advice provided at Bless Their Cottontails, unless otherwise required by law. Availability Made to Order vs Ready to Ship