Now that we have a pet in the family, I am carrying on a family tradition of giving our pet holiday gifts. There are lots of great holiday gifts for pets, and this year our rabbit got an early holiday gift. PetSmart recently sent some rabbit toys and other great rabbit products such as a gravity feeder and a hay holder, and we now have a very happy rabbit. Before I tell you about the fabulous PetSmart rabbit products, I want to tell you the story of how we got our rabbit Cloud.The Story of Lucy, Charlie & Cloud
My boys had been wishing for a pet for a long time, but since I grew up on a farm, I felt that a pet needed more space than we could provide. Then one day a rabbit appeared in our back yard, and day after day it returned until it never left. I kind of ignored this cute pet rabbit for about a month, but growing season was approaching and after several people had knocked on our door to let us know that our rabbit was loose, I decided that we had to get a cage for it. I assumed that someone had moved and let it run loose, which is not that uncommon in my area, and I feared for the rabbit’s safety as it would run around everywhere including on the street.
So, I turned to freecycle asking for a cage until we could make the rabbit a proper cage, and within a few hours we had a small cage for the rabbit. I simply went over to it, picked it up and that was it. My husband and the boys built a fabulous cage for the rabbit, and my boys loved it. The boys named the rabbit Lucy.
After two weeks, a couple and their son came walking by, and when they saw Lucy the little boy exclaimed “That’s my rabbit!” After talking with the couple, it turned out that it was in fact their rabbit Charlie. They lived close by, and said they had let Charlie run loose every morning and evening. After asking the couple as politely as possible, if they would please keep Charlie in his cage, we said our goodbyes.
|Cloud & The Veggie Basket|
My boys were sad, but when we said goodbye to Lucy/Charlie, I promised them that we would get another rabbit. After a few weeks, I felt as if they (and I) were ready to officially adopt their very own rabbit, and off we went.
With us home came Cloud, and after settling in for a while, Cloud is now happy in his new home. Cloud is a bit of a spoiled rabbit, because his cage is full of fabulous PetSmart rabbit toys and rabbit products.
The Super Pet Veggie Basket
Cloud’s favorite rabbit product is the Super Pet Veggie Basket. We fill the veggie basketwith leftover veggie scraps from cooking such as carrot tops, lettuce and more, and Cloud loves it when we fill the veggie basket with fresh weeds from the garden.The veggie basket is easy to fill and close, and it can be hung from the cage ceiling or anywhere on the sides of the net.
The Rollin’ The Hay Spinning Hay Holder
My oldest son loves feeding Cloud Timothy Hay in the Rollin’ The Hay spinning hay holder, and while I never expected a rabbit cage to be neat, the Rollin’ The Hay spinning hay holder actually does keep most of the Timothy hay inside the hay holder.
The spinning hay holder can be attached to the cage, stand on the floor of the cage, or roll around. I was surprised to see that the Rollin’ The Hay spinning hay roller actually fits our homemade cage with no problems, and it works quite well.
My nine-year-old son is the one, who is responsible for taking care of the rabbit, and he loves to switch the rabbit products around, so we are using all three ways of using the spinning hay holder.
The Super Pet Gravity Bin Feeder:
With the first rabbit, we had problems keeping the cage clean, because the rabbit would constantly step in the food container and make quite a bit of mess. The Super Pet Gravity Bin Feeder has been the perfect solution to this problem, and I now rarely see rabbit food elsewhere than in the feeder.
The gravity feeder makes it a lot easier to go on vacation for a few days, because the feeder can keep feed food for several days, and we only fill it about once a week. Cloud loves the gravity bin feeder, and while it is easy for Cloud to access his food, it is not possible for him to step into it. This Super Pet Gravity Bin Feeder also helps keep the food area more sanitary, and I am very pleased with its performance. The Super Pet Gravity Bin Feeder is easy to install and mount on any cage with the specially designed bracket.
I was happy to see that despite the wooden board at the bottom of our rabbit cage, the gravity bin feeder still fits perfectly because of the movable bracket in the back.
The Ware Manufacturing Nature Balls:
The final early holiday gift that Cloud received from PetSmart was the Ware Manufacturing Nature Balls for small pets. This three piece nature balls set can either hang from the ceiling of the cage, or it can be placed at the bottom of the cage where a playful rabbit like Cloud can push it around.
Holiday Gifts for Pets
PetSmart wants to help you pick out a great holiday gift for the pet in your family, and for that they have created a fabulous holiday section on PetSmart.com, where you can find lots of great holiday gifts for pets.
PetSmart is also giving a special holiday gift to one of your pets. One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a piece of dog clothing from the Martha Stewart dog collection and a dog toy from PetSmart.
The winner gets to choose one of the following pieces of Martha Stewart dog clothing:
Buy Pet Gifts
You can buy lots of fabulous pet gifts for the holidays at PetSmart.com and at your local PetSmart store.
One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a piece of dog clothing (see above) from the Martha Stewart Pet Collection, a dog toy and a small surprise from PetSmart.
This giveaway will end Thursday December 15th at midnight EST.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older. I will chose the winner via Random.org, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: I received complimentary rabbit products for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway. No monetary compensation has been received, and any opinions expressed above are based solely on my experience with the rabbit toys and rabbit products from PetSmart.