6 Tips to Keep Your Rabbit Happy and Healthy

Rabbits are popular pets and make great companions. They come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny to gigantic (and everything in between!). And they may make for an awesome addition to your family. However, they require time and attention to care for properly -  so keep these tips in mind when considering a rabbit!

1) Keep their living area clean.

 A lot of rabbits will not use a litter box if it’s too dirty. You want to make sure that your rabbit has plenty of room to move around and that you clean the cage at least once a week.

2) Give your bunny plenty of fresh hay and veggies. 

Rabbits need a diet that is high in fiber, so that they can digest their food properly. This will help with preventing things like obesity or hairballs. Hay or grass is essential for good health and can be supplemented with leafy greens. 

 

 

3) Give your bunny lots of exercise by playing with it every day and providing toys that encourage jumping around.

Play and movement are essential for your rabbit to keep the digestive system healthy and to prevent them from becoming overweight. Allow them time to run around outside of their cage at least once per day.

4) Rabbit-proof your home.  

Make sure they don't have access to any chemicals that can harm them, like cleaning products or toxic plants. Additionally, keep an eye on your cords and furniture legs as bunnies like to chew on things.

5) Spay or neuter your rabbit.  

The best time for spaying is around six months and will help prevent unwanted litters and cancer of the uterus. For male rabbits, it's recommended they are neutered at around 3 1/2 months to make them less aggressive.

6) Take your rabbit to the vet regularly. 

It's important to take your pet in at least once or twice a year for an exam and check-up.

Are you ready to bring a bunny home? A rabbit can certainly make for a great pet, but keep in mind the things that they need in order to stay happy and healthy.

 

RESOURCES: 

https://www.helpucover.co.uk/news/HUCPR--563.html

https://www.rabbitcaretips.com/how-to-keep-a-pet-rabbit-healthy/

https://bunnylady.com/happy-bunnies/

 

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