Bunny Supply Checklist
Updated: Aug 4
The internet is full of bunny + small pet supplies. Using our bunny experience, we compiled this list of all the essentials we recommend! Click on the photo to be redirected to the product.
This cost-effective exercise pen provides a great enclosure for your bunny! It's aesthetic but still practical. Perfect with a piece of vinyl flooring or a large reusable puppy pad underneath! Other options include:
Hay is the main part of bunnies' diets! Most pelleted food is made of alfalfa, so bunnies need timothy hay or grass. Most brands of hay are alright, Oxbow, Small Pet Select, etc. We use Dumor Hay from Tractor Supply. You can purchase online, or in your local feed store. Pellet Food
Pellet food should be fed in moderation. We use Country Road Pellets and love them for our bunnies. If you're looking for smaller quantities, Oxbow or Sherwood are both great options. Feeder
This two-in-one hay and pellet feeder keeps the food well-contained. No mess! Heavy ceramic bowls or metal bowls that attach to the cage are also a good option.
Ceramic Bowl | Metal Bowls Gravity Waterer
This gravity waterer we use is perfect for keeping your bun hydrated. Heavy ceramic/metal bowls will also work, as long as your bunny won't tip them over! Litter Box
Make sure the litter box is large enough for your bunny to stretch out in! We use this Ikea one. If your bunny is a digger, we suggest either making a grate or purchasing the pre-grated litter box listed below. Grated Litter Box | Large Cat Litter Box
Any paper or wood pellet litter works great! We use Tractor Supply pine pellets, which are cost-effective and keep odors contained. Do NOT use any clumping or clay litter. Bunnies sometimes eat their poop (gross, I know!) and clumping litter can clog their system, resulting in serious injury or death.
Bunnies love toys! Provide an assortment of safe chew toys for your bunnies. Chew toys are essential for preventing overgrown teeth. They also love tunnels and dark hidey places. Nail Clippers
You should trim your bunny's nails about every month. This can be done at home, but if you have an extra squirmy bunny, let us know and we can help you out!
Bunnies need grooming about once a week. For a de-shedding tool, the Sleek-EZ works great. The Hairbuster brush is good for detangling. Treats
Treats are essential for bonding with your bunny, and teaching them tricks! Fresh or dried fruit can be used. We also use black oil sunflower seeds (BOSS) which can be found in bulk at your local feed store, or calf manna.
Bunnies love a comfy place to flop. Any dog beds work, just make sure it is machine washable to make it easy for you! You can even make your own pillow, or use a fuzzy blanket. Clean-up
Bunnies can get pretty messy! This small broom set is so handy for tidying up your bunny areas. Since we have multiple bunnies, we use a shop vac. If you have more than 2 buns, you might want this small vacuum.
You’re all set! If you have questions, recommendations, or concerns, feel free to reach out!