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How to Care for Your Pet Rabbit

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Rabbits are common pets in a household, however, there’s a lack of knowledge on how to care for them.

For that reason, 5-Minute Crafts has come up with a guide on how to take care of your pet rabbit.

Provide them with their own space.

It’s important that your rabbit has a cage and a place to do its business.

1. Buy them a rabbit cage.

  • It needs to be large enough for them to move around in
  • Keep it in a cool and ventilated area.

2. Provide them with a litter box.

  • Lay recycled newspaper down.
  • Put hay on top of it.
  • Don’t use clumping or clay cat litter as well as wood shavings because they’re not rabbit safe.

Curiosity: Rabbits like to eat hay and poop at the same time, so this will encourage good litter box behavior.

Rabbit-proof the house.

  • Cover all wires with plastic sleeves or flex tubing.
  • You can also lift them so that they’re out of the rabbit’s reach.
  • Block off areas you don’t want the rabbit to access, like your bed and bookshelves, for example.

Allow your rabbit to exercise.

  • Never keep your rabbit in its cage all day.
  • Let them run in a larger area so they can exercise.
  • You can buy them their own pen if you don’t want them running around the house.

Provide your rabbit with entertainment.

Rabbits get bored easily.

  • Make them a cardboard castle.
  • This castle will provide them with a quiet place for themselves.
  • They will stimulate themselves by chewing on the cardboard.
  • A variety of toys will help keep your rabbit from becoming bored.

Take care of your rabbit’s diet.

  • The basis of your rabbit’s diet is hay and grass.
  • Give them a daily variety of fresh vegetables and other greens, like carrots, spinach, apples, dandelion leaves, etc. Natural is always a good thing.
  • Wash any vegetables or fruit before feeding them to your rabbit.
  • Change your rabbit’s water daily, as it needs to be fresh and always available.

Let your rabbit clean themselves.

  • Bathing your rabbit can be very harmful to them.
  • They can panic or injure themselves if you bathe them, as well as get sick.
  • They are very clean animals and do not need baths.
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