When thinking about preparing your home to keep a pet rabbit, it’s good to have an indoor and outdoor perspective on where you are planning on keeping the hutch. It is important to keep the intended living area free from any dangerous items and is clean. You may have to go through a bunny proofing project. Usually indoors will need to be though of in terms of electricity sockets, dangerous furniture, household items that may affect your rabbit well-being.
Outdoor home for your pet rabbit
Rabbits love fresh air and large spaces to move around. An outdoor setting is great for those purposes. If you choose your pet rabbit to live outdoors, you will need to have a spacious hutch for them to move around in.
Rabbits love movement, like to hop about and run around. A garden is of course ideal for this. In the absence of a garden a rabbit run is a good option to have along with shaded spaces to adjust to weather changes.
Rabbits are happy to share living spaces so if you have more than one, you won’t need to get separate hutches for them. If you are going to have them living together, you must consider neutering your pet rabbit.
Depending on where you live, you must keep in mind access predators of rabbits have to your beloved pet rabbits living space. Even birds of prey are a point to consider.
Indoor home for your pet rabbit
If alternatively, you will be keeping your pet rabbit indoors, you must consider that they need large spaces to run and hop about freely in. You may want to begin housing your rabbit in an indoor cage for a place to sleep in and contain them when you need to. You can place litter trays all around the space your rabbit has access to, so they learn to use them. It would be good to start with keeping a litter close to your pet rabbit’s cage where it sleeps.
Keeping your rabbit and rabbit space clean
Hygiene routine is of utmost importance for the well-being of your pet rabbit. Especially if your rabbit is living outdoors. Regular cleaning of hutches. This will very according to weather if outdoors. Rabbits use litter trays well and that makes keeping their living areas easier by that much.
What to feed your rabbit
Make sure your rabbit has good and continuous access to fresh water. Your pet rabbit has a natural need to gnaw and keeping a good supply of hay for them to nibble at is useful. Your rabbit can eat all types of foods such as green leafy vegetables, rabbit pellets and hay. You may want to give these things to your rabbit in equal amounts to make sure their diet is balanced and not selective to avoid health issues.
Getting cozy with your new rabbit
Rabbits are a fluffy treat to play with and part of getting your pet rabbit comfortable with surroundings is to give them plenty of play time routinely. Make sure that all children are aware that the family pet rabbit must be treated with gentle care and dealt with respectfully.
Easy access to their place of slumber is important for them to feel at home right away.
Keeping Your Rabbit Healthy
Rabbits can manage themselves quite independently they do need support from their pet owners to live happily and safely. Keep a look out for changes in eating and general behaviors of your rabbit.
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