It’s difficult enough for us to keep cool in the summer months. Imagine having a think coat of fur on you at all times! That’s what rabbits have, and by design rabbits are built to survive the cold more than they are equipped to deal with heat.
You need to take some measures during the summer months to make sure your bunnies are cool enough. Make sure their hutch is in the shade and not facing into the midday sun. Also, place their hutch somewhere where it isn’t too stuffy and there is a nice breeze.
Another thing you can do is put some ice in their bowl. If you’re wondering, can rabbits eat ice? The answer is yes, of course they can and they will enjoy it. Ice is just frozen water, and you always have water available for them to eat so it’s just like giving them a lolly if you want to look at it like that.
Just be sure to use fresh water and place it in their bowl so they don’t end up chasing it around their cage and rolling it in dirt. Rabbits can get heatstroke if you don’t take some measures to keep them cool. If you see them panting, looking lethargic, or acting strange in anyway take action immediately.