The Lunar New Year Celebration will begin as soon as tomorrow when families gathers to celebrate reunion. In the midst of the festivity, there can be stress elements introduced to our pets. We have to be well-prepared to help them feel better, especially when most veterinary clinics may not be available during the holiday celebration.
1. KEEP THEM CALM
Not all rabbits appreciate the visiting from our families and friends. If your rabbit is not the sociable kind, it would be best to give them their own private space with the doors closed. Keep the noise level down, room well-ventilated, and minimize disturbance.
2. KEEP THEM SAFE
In some parts of Singapore, community celebrations may include fireworks or crackers which can be very loud and bright. Keep your rabbits away from the windows to prevent them from getting frightened or shock by the display. Draw the curtains if possible.
3. FIRST AID KIT
In the event your rabbit does get stressed and fell sick or got hurt, it would be wise to have some first aid ingredients at home in case you can’t bring them to the vet immediately. You can find our complete list of recommended first aid supplies here: https://bunnywonderlandsg.com/bunny-101-2/our-rabbit-care-guide/first-aid/.
4. EMERGENCY VET CONTACT
If your rabbit doesn’t respond to your first aid treatment or is dangerously ill and requires immediate vet intervention, you should have some emergency vet contacts handy. You can find a list of these emergency numbers here: https://bunnywonderlandsg.com/vet-recommendation/.
5. TRUSTED BOARDERS
If you will not be in town for the celebration, do ensure your rabbits are in good hands. A trusted boarding service will have the right experience to handle your rabbits with care. You can find a list of our recommended boarders here: https://bunnywonderlandsg.com/bunny-101-2/our-rabbit-care-guide/boarding/.
Our rabbits are rather timid animals and certain stress elements such as loud noise, strangers, boarding can cause them to fall sick overnight. We hope that by providing the above tips and resources, you can help your rabbit cope through a festive period. Be well-prepared and have a great celebration ahead!