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Forum BEHAVIOR My bunnies love the heat?

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    • Anagha
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      I have two almost five month old bunnies, mittu and bunny. They’ve sadly contracted a mange infection; but they’re currently being administered treatment for it. But ever since their first shot they seem to love going outside to the balcony and chilling there for hours. We don’t let them go out in the afternoon; only mornings and evenings when the sun isn’t too harsh.
      whats concerning me is the fact that I live in dubai and it’s like 40C here now. They seem to enjoy sitting outside much more than they like sitting at home, but I can’t seem to find any literature online that is in support of bunnies loving the heat.
      their eating habits, and everything that comes after that is normal, they’re drinking water well.


    • DanaNM
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      My goodness that is very hot! I know rabbits do sometimes like to sunbathe, and will cuddle up to a warm spot when it’s cold out, but that is pretty extreme.

      Do they have a way to get out of the heat easily? Rabbits can get heat stroke at temps over around 26 C (80F), so I personally wouldn’t let them spend much time out there.

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    • Anagha
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      Yeah we leave the balcony door open, so they can come and go as they’d like.
      Most of the time were finding ourselves forcing them back in the house. And I feel really badly because I feel like I’m restricting their freedom 🙁


    • LBJ10
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      Perhaps the sunlight feels good on their itchy skin?


    • prince dorian the bun
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      they are so cute! If they can come in and get cooler and you don’t let them out at all in the midday I think they should be fine. Maybe put an frozen water bottle or cool tile out there with them and see if they use it? Oh and sure you are already, but make sure they have plenty of water. I wonder if the infection is partially making them like the heat more than they usually would… I had a bad infection once and just couldn’t get warm, but I am not a bunny so who knows if they react the same way! I do, like bunnies, tend to overheat easily and otherwise avoid it 😀 An other idea is they are just more acclimated to the heat than a rabbit who grew up in a colder area? Maybe their coats just never fill in as much. Pure speculation, may go see if there are any studies.

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Forum BEHAVIOR My bunnies love the heat?