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Ciara LaVellePet Parenting / Pet Supplies

Chewy’s Picks: How Customer Service Agent Adriana Yera Gives Her Rabbit His Best Life

Ever wonder who’s behind the friendly, funny social pages of Chewy? Meet Adriana Yera, an agent on Chewy’s social media response team. She’s one of the people who dreams up the kind, compassionate responses (and the delightful puns) on Facebook, Instagram and other platforms. And her connection with pet parents across the country is fueled by her love for her own pet, a Havana rabbit named Midnight.

“Midnight is very [moody,]” she says. This bunny can be sweet and snuggly one minute, and sassy and demanding the next. “He thumps if he doesn’t get his way, or if he’s hungry,” Yera laughs. “He’s almost like a cat.”

When he’s in a sweeter mood, though, “he loves to cuddle,” Yera says. “While cats purr and dogs wag their tails, Midnight grinds his teeth when I pet him.”

No matter what mood he’s in, “Midnight is extremely healthy, and loves life,” Yera says. That’s thanks to Yera’s high standards for anything Midnight eats or plays with. “I make sure I get him the highest quality foods,” she says, adding that even Midnight’s toys often serve a health-related purpose like filing his teeth.

As a customer service agent, Yera’s an expert when it comes to the products that pet parents across the country love the most. Let’s just say you can trust her judgment when she says these are the some of the best rabbit supplies you can buy.

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Oxbow Western Timothy Hay Small Animal Food and Bunny Basics/T Adult Rabbit Food

Healthy food is the foundation of raising a happy bunny, Yera says. For Midnight, she offers a mix of two Oxbow products: the Timothy Hay Small Animal Food and Bunny Basics/T Adult Rabbit Food. Both are packed with fiber and all the necessary vitamins and nutrients that rabbits need to live their best lives. And Midnight definitely appreciates the taste. “I love that Midnight loves it,” Yera says. “As long as he’s happy, and his belly’s full, I’m happy!”

Read about what rabbits should eat here.

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Oxbow Simple Rewards Baked Treats with Apple & Banana

Midnight’s sassy side comes out when Yera gets stingy with the treats. “If Midnight doesn’t get enough of these, you’ll know,” she laughs.

Luckily for them both, the Oxbow Simple Rewards Apple & Banana Treats are more than just a tasty snack. They’ve got a healthy protein-to-fiber ratio and don’t include any artificial preservatives or colors. That makes Yera feel extra-good about treating her favorite bunny.

“Not only do the ingredients meet my expectations, they meet Midnight’s,” she says.

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Oxbow Simple Rewards Freeze-Dried Strawberry Small Animal Treats

There’s one more ingredient at the top of Midnight’s wish list: “Midnight goes crazy for strawberries!” So for Yera, treating Midnight with Oxbow Simple Rewards Freeze-Dried Strawberry treats is a no-brainer. There’s no added sugar, coloring or preservatives in these treats—just 100 percent strawberries, AKA the good stuff Midnight craves. And they’re made by Oxbow, a brand that, as you’ve probably guessed by now, Yera trusts.

“Oxbow focuses on higher quality items,” she explains. “And it’s vet-approved!”

Just be sure not to overdo it with the treats, as they should only make up a small percentage of your bun’s diet.

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Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Honey Rabbit Treat Sticks

For rabbits, some treats are simply sweet rewards. Others serve an additional, practical purpose. “Rabbit’s teeth grow like a nail,” Yera explains. “Treats like these [honey sticks] help them get filed down.”

Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Honey Rabbit Treat Sticks pack a ton of healthy ingredients—peas, corn, oats and more—into a crunchy stick with honey for added sweetness. That’s a perfect combination for Midnight, who clearly has a sweet tooth. “He’s obsessed with these,” Yera says. "I give him these when I feel like he needs to file his teeth down."

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Pet Gear Happy Trails No-Zip Pet Stroller

If you ever find yourself in Hollywood, Florida, there’s a chance you’ll run into Yera and Midnight out for one of their strolls. “We take walks around the neighborhood, or down the Broadwalk,” Yera says, referring to the pedestrian strip that runs right alongside the ocean in Hollywood Beach. That’s right: Midnight is a literal beach bunny.

Midnight rides in style in the Pet Gear Happy Trails stroller, which has a panoramic view window that lets him see the sights as they stroll—and gives passersby a delightful surprise, too!

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Oxbow Enriched Life Play Center Small Animal Toy

The fun continues back at home, where Midnight has his own collection of toys. Yera likes to stock his enclosure with products that are as healthy as they are fun, like the wooden Oxbow Enriched Life Play Center. “Wood is great for filing down his teeth,” she says, “and he loves the hanging toys on these. It’s adorable to watch him play!”

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Oxbow Flip & Roll Small Animal Chew Toy

Another tooth-filing solution is the Oxbow Flip & Roll Chew Toy, Yera says. It’s made of chewable material, and bunnies can literally rock and roll it, thanks to its cylindrical shape. “Midnight loves to flip and toss these!” Yera says.

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Oxbow Enriched Life Timbells Small Animal Chew Toy

Mini dumbells for your bunny? It doesn’t get cuter than that. But there’s another reason Yera chooses these Oxbow Enriched Life Timbells toys.

“Midnight loves hay, so I love when hay is incorporated into toys,” she says. Playtime and mealtime all at once? No wonder Midnight is such a happy bun.

By: Ciara LaVelle
Ciara LaVelle is a writer, editor and mama to two tiny humans, rescue pup Zeno, super cat Manny, too many fish to name, and a garden full of succulents. She lives and writes in South Florida.