Rabbits are intelligent creatures and owning a rabbit can be very rewarding. However, rabbit care requirements and needs are many and varied.
Rabbits are social animals and they need contact with other rabbits and/or human companionship. Being left on their own or alone in a hutch all day without contact will lead to them becoming bored and depressed.
This site helps to show what a rabbit's diet should be, how to handle a rabbit, how to pick them up, when to groom, when to stroke, what type of living environment they need and the importance of exercise to a rabbit.
There are other issues of care that can be researched on this site by the various links.
With proper rabbit care you will need time, space and be able to afford those vets costs when things go wrong.
If your rabbit is a house pet, you have to be able to litter train them. If you intend to have two or more rabbits together you need to know how to introduce rabbits to each other.
correct diet for a rabbit is extremely
important to avoid certain ailments, but is quite straightforward and easy to maintain once you
are aware of what a rabbit can eat and what you
NOT feed to them.
It is also necessary to understand the importance of having your rabbit spayed or neutered and what vaccinations are required.
Rabbit's teeth grow continuously throughout their life. They need to be worn down to avoid pain and discomfort. Care and attention to the teeth can save going to the vet, saving you money and the rabbit pain.
Equally, rabbit's nails will need cutting and attention paid to them.
The importance of the rabbit's digestive system can be greatly under-estimated and needs to be fully understood.
If your rabbit is a house pet then lack of exercise may not be an issue, but if the rabbit is kept outside in a hutch then the rabbit needs to be able to exercise properly.
Understanding a rabbit's behaviour will help, not just in realising when something is wrong but also in knowing when the rabbit is trying to communicate something to you.
If an outdoor rabbit, positioning of a rabbit's hutch or accommodation, and making sure the rabbit has a secure place to retreat to, along with the type of bedding, are all important.
The condition of the rabbit's fur may be an indication if something is wrong, such as fur mites and in warm weather you need to check for flystrike. There can be internal parasites as well as external and being aware of such matters can usually avoid them happening in the first place.
It is important to know what your rabbit needs and once they are given proper rabbit care, they will make loveable, amusing and enjoyable companions.
Is there something you are concerned about with the care of your rabbit ?
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Are you meant to clean the nose of your rabbit?
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I would like to get a netherland dwarf rabbit, help please!
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Hi How do I remove gas or bloating in rabbit? Can anyone help please?
Hello, When I am petting my male rabbit, he licks me but then sometimes he nips me. Why is this? Is this normal behavior or is there something I am doing …
Feeding rabbits hay
Hello I was wondering, can you feed a rabbit too much hay ? How much do i give my rabbit and how often? Also is it okay to give hay to a baby or young …
Do rabbits need ear cleaning solution?
Can anyone help ? I need to know whether rabbits need an ear cleaning solution! If you know, please post a reply here Thank you
Bathing a rabbit
Hi I am just curious, I am brand new to owning a bunny and I was wondering do I need to bathe them.. and if so how often..? How do I do this? Does the …
Rabbit fur mites
Hi How can I treat fur mites on a rabbit? Is there a page on this site that can help me? Thanks
Rabbits chest and paws getting wet and sticky Not rated yet
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URGENT!! Need Help!! Frequent Loose Stools/Doesn't Eat Cecotropes Not rated yet
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Best breed to cuddle with Not rated yet
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