3040 Holland Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Tuesday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
*Receiving hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm (by appointment only)
Phone: (757) 427-0070
3040 Holland Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Surgery Drop-Off: 8:00am – 8:45am
Saturday, May 20th – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, May 22nd – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 24th – 11:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday, May 27th – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 31st – 11:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday, June 3rd – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, June 5th – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 7th – 11:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday, June 10th – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, June 12th – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 14th – 11:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday, June 17th – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 21st – 11:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday, June 24th – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, June 26th – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 28th – 11:00am to 2:30pm
*all above clinics are held at the VBSPCA Clinic at 3040 Holland Road
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Keep your Bunny Fun(ny)
While it is easy to assume that rabbits are low maintenance pets, they are actually quite playful creatures and need to be indulged with plenty of opportunities for enrichment and activity. If you’re planning to adopt a pet rabbit, read our suggestions below to ensure that your rabbit is given a healthy, active lifestyle.
Rabbits are natural foragers and a wonderful enrichment technique is to utilize games that tap into natural instincts while also keeping your rabbit’s mind active and alert. The Living World Teach ‘N Treat is a foraging style puzzle game; and, with three levels of difficulty, your rabbit can continue to be challenged and rewarded with tasty treats. You can also satisfy your rabbit’s natural urge to dig and chew with easy “Do It Yourself” enrichment toys. A simple DIY toy is to make a digging box by filling a cardboard box halfway with soil or shredded paper. This is an easy way to invite your rabbit to dig while also keeping your rabbit’s mind engaged. Another way to add enrichment is to incorporate an interactive hay dispenser into your rabbit’s world. This will allow your rabbit to graze and keep boredom at bay.
While hay is a staple in a rabbit’s diet, some special treats should also be offered. Healthy options include small pieces of fruit and vegetables such as parsley, spinach, mustard greens, carrot tops, broccoli, bell peppers, brussel sprouts, apples, pears, peaches, kiwis, and bananas. You can also give your rabbit a pleasant surprise by mixing in pieces of dehydrated apples and cranberries with the hay. Just remember that treats are only healthy in small amounts and do not provide adequate nutrition to your rabbit’s diet.
Another thing to keep in mind is that a rabbit’s teeth can grow to be too long if there aren’t ample opportunities to chew. An easy way to help your rabbit maintain healthy teeth is to provide chews such as Kaytee Carrot Patch chews, which feature a mixture of textures to keep your rabbit’s teeth healthy. Ecotrition Chews are another option, combining a chew toy and treat into one. You will also want to make sure you provide your rabbit with wooden chew toys, which will play an important role in keeping your rabbit’s teeth trimmed. You can also make your own chew toys by stuffing cardboard boxes and paper towel rolls with hay.
Here are a few rabbit enrichment products recommended by and available for purchase at the VBSPCA:
Just remember that whether you have a dog, cat, bird, or rabbit, no pet likes to be bored. Boredom is linked to behavior problems in all pets, so be sure to provide challenging mental stimulation to keep your pets healthy and happy.
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