Animals in hot weather

I’ll never forget when I was a little girl I thought I would give my little rabbit pet a break from the shade and confines of it’ cage.  Blackberry was her name.  She would follow me around the house, jump on my bed at night and sit in my lap.  During the day when I was at school,she stayed in a large wooden cage  my dad had built  which gave her a home of about 4 feet wide and 5 feet long.  Lots of room, with fresh bedding every night.  One day I thought how nice it would be to give her some air, and so I created a small enclosure in the sun for her and a small bowl of water.  Thinking everything was grand I left to play and 2 hours later I came back to find she had died.  It took a long time to get over it.

The next few days is supposed to be a heater, approaching 100 degrees.  Regardless of the temperature, pets, especially rabbits,  can overheat easily.  Make sure there is shade, and plenty of water for your pets.

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