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Care for Your Rabbit – How To

Care for Your Rabbit – How To

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This is a description of the basic care of a rabbit as a house or outside pet.  A summary of basic feeding and daily care. 

As one of the most neglected pets in the country, the appropriate care for Rabbits often gets forgotten.  Please ensure you have time to provide the right care for rabbits before buying them.

It is advisable to keep rabbits in pairs for their emotional well-being.  It is possible to keep a single rabbit however, would require lots of attention to keep them happy.

Rabbit Cage Cleanliness

Rabbits need to be kept in a large cage.  It needs to be large enough to allow the rabbit free movement whilst accommodating the litter tray, food and water bowls.  The bottom of the cage should be solid, or covered with a solid surface such as linoleum.

Rabbits are clean by nature and therefore, a litter tray should be provided.  Place it where the rabbits naturally designate a toileting area of the cage. It should contain hay or pelleted newspaper litter.  The litter box will need cleaning daily.

Once or twice a week the cage should be cleaned out.  All bedding should be swept out and the whole cage cleaned with mild soap and water.4K Rabbits Wallpapers High Quality | Download Free

Rabbit Food:

There should be grass and hay available at all times with vegetables and a little fruit.  Commercial rabbit food should be offered in limited quantities.  Fresh water should be available at all times and care should be taken if using a bottle that the bottle is cleaned regularly including the ball in the nozzle to ensure it works properly.

Playtime:

Rabbits should be allowed to play in a large designated area for a few hours every day. This will maintain their muscle tone and prevent boredom.  Toys can help and their associated destruction. Suitable toys include cardboard boxes, as well as commercially available rabbit toys.  They also like to dig, so a box filled with dirt or hay would satisfy this need.

Rabbits can be gently brushed to remove loose hair and maintain a healthy looking coat.

All pet rabbits should be spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted litters and disease such as uterine cancer in females.  Rabbits which haven’t been spayed or neutered should be kept separate as they can become very aggressive to each other.