Owning a rabbit can be a lot of fun! Check out some of our Rabbit Care Basics:
- Use large dog crates or baby gates to help facilitate an enclosed, indoor environment for the rabbit.
- Make sure the rabbit has an accessible litter box and enough space to move around/exercise.
- Remove electrical wires and be wary of furniture that might be chewed up.
- Allow the rabbit to have unlimited access to hay and clean water.
- Rabbits have a high metabolism!
- Make sure to add green leafy vegetables to the rabbit’s diet, avoiding those with high sugar or calcium content, and limit the amount of pellets offered.
- Treats are yummy, but give them sparingly!
- Rabbit teeth never stop growing! Chew toys help keep teeth comfortable and prevent boredom.
- Make sure the rabbit has access to chew toys. Some examples include: wooden toys, chew ropes, woven grass toys and puzzle toys.
- Regularly introduce new items to increase exploratory behaviors.
- Make sure your rabbit is up to date on vaccinations.
- Vaccinations and neutering/spaying your rabbit can lengthen the rabbit’s life.
- Schedule regular checkups with your vet.
- Rabbits can live around 8-12 years. Owning a rabbit is a commitment!
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