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Caring For Rabbits: A Beginner’s Guide


Do you have any queries about caring for rabbits? Then you can simply read the article below to be fully knowledgeable on how you can achieve it. Rabbits are great pets. They are undeniably adorable with unique behaviors that set them apart from the other pets out there. They also require the best possible care so that they can live a long, healthy, and happy life.

Indoor Housing

Caring For Rabbits: A Beginner’s Guide
Caring For Rabbits: A Beginner’s Guide

This is the first thing you should do once you get your pet rabbit. You can allow them to roam freely inside your house for as long as the conditions are habitable and safe for them. You can also contain them in a simple puppy pen to prevent them from wandering off to different places. A cage is also acceptable. Just make sure that they have enough space to move around and to explore. You should also let them out of their confinements a few hours per day for them to have sufficient exercise

Prepare Your House

Rabbits are energetic so you can expect them to run around your house to burn off some steam. That means that they will inevitably run around your house. You should prepare your house by bunny proofing it in order to keep your pet safe. This will also ensure that your belongings stay protected and will not be mindlessly knocked off by a hyperactive pet. Cover all of your exposed wires and cables wit sleeves. They should also be out of reach. Cover surfaces with plastic guards or furring strip so that your pet won’t bite his way through them. Rabbits also like chewing on books, plants, and many more items. Just keep them out of reach and your things will be fine

Fresh Hay

Caring For Rabbits: A Beginner’s Guide
Caring For Rabbits: A Beginner’s Guide

This is a must in your bunny’s cage. Hay is the primary component of their diets so it must be readily available at all times. It should also be fresh. You can go for alfalfa hay for newborn or baby rabbits. Adult rabbits are fine with timothy hay, oat hay, or grass hay. The hay feeder should be large enough to house plenty of hay, ready whenever your pet needs them.

Litter Box

Your rabbit also needs a safe and reliable place to dispose of their bodily wastes. The great thing about rabbits is they are consistent with the location of where they want to poop or pee. You can simply go for a medium box that is shallow enough for them to hop into. Place in some recycled newspaper pellet litter. Avoid the cat clumping litter because this is not safe for them. You can also add a layer of hay on top of their litter because they have this weird habit of eating hay while pooping.

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