Since the onset of COVID-19, I’ve had lots more things delivered. I’ve converted the ensuing logjam of shipping boxes into bunny toys, and even whole rabbit recreation areas. But amid the pandemic, there’s been social media warnings claiming companies are spraying their packages with antibacterials that are toxic to our furry friends. Is it true?
8 a.m. Sunday morning: a rustling noise disrupts my blissful doziness. Within a split second, my eyes pop open and head shoots up from the pillow. No, it couldn’t be — it is! Two little long-eared faces look just as startled to see me as I am to discover them. “There’s rabbits in here!,” I bark, flinging my feet to the floor and crouching down to snatch up Moraea as my groggy husband murmurs in snoozy confusion.
As rabbit guardians, we faced the threat of more than one pandemic in 2020. While protecting ourselves from COVID 19, we grappled with keeping our furry charges safe from an even deadlier virus called Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease 2 (RHD2). But recently there’s some exciting news: There may soon be a new way to prevent RHD2.