Have you ever wondered that, other than being adorable, what the purpose of bunnies cute little ears are for? Bunnies ears aren’t just long for the look of it! In fact, the ears of rabbits are used to regulate their body temperature. Their ears will typically contract during colder temperatures and will swell in the hot summer seasons! Believe it or not domestic bunnies do not do well in hot summer temperatures over 85 degrees fahrenheit. You’ll first begin to notice that your bunny is having a heat stroke by some of these signs that include the following; wet fur underneath their noses, flared nostrils, breathing that appears to be faster than normal, hot ears, and or lethargy and confusion. But don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to help out your furry little friend during the warmer summer months.
Let’s begin with a simple form of air circulation along with the do’s and don’ts of what to do with a bunny!