How to Care for Your Pet Rabbit
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.