How to take care of my pet rabbit
Me and My Pet Rabbit by Christine Morley
Caring for your rabbit
Rabbits are unique pets. They have specific needs in order to live a long, happy and healthy life. Here is a basic overview on how to care for a pet rabbit:. There are several options to house rabbits inside. If contained, their space should always be large enough so they can hop around, and they should be let out of their pen for at least a few hours everyday for exercise. Make sure the primary location of your rabbit is not isolated from you and your family.
Rabbits make great pets but, like any living creature, they require certain conditions to be happy and healthy. This care guide introduces you to everything you need to get the most enjoyment out of your pet rabbit! The first thing to consider before you get a pet rabbit is that they have a long lifespan so be prepared to care for them long term. Rabbits are also unique creatures who form tight bonds with their families, but they also have some quirks you should know about. They require some routine vet care from a good rabbit vet and are not low maintenance pets if you are doing things right. If you are prepared for all the unique qualities and needs of rabbits, you will be able to fully enjoy the wonderful companionship they can offer.
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These lovable, social animals are wonderful companions for people who take the time to learn about their needs. Anyone considering adding a rabbit to their family should carefully research books and web sites on rabbit care before making a decision. Here are some quick tips to get you started:. Indoors or Outdoors? Every rabbit owner should know that the safest place for a rabbit to live is indoors.
Show less A house rabbit can be a fun addition to the family. However, these animals will need to have as much care as a dog or a cat. Rabbits typically live 8 to 12 years, so they require a long-term commitment from their owners. Once you are ready for a rabbit, you can learn to take care of one in your home. Pippa Elliott, a licensed veterinarian, advises: "Even house rabbits benefit from exposure to natural sunlight.
Show less If you are thinking about getting a pet, you may want to consider getting a rabbit. Rabbits make excellent house pets, as they have wonderful personalities and easily adapt to a domestic lifestyle, even adjusting well to living in apartments. To stay healthy and happy, rabbits do need some special care, beginning with plenty of hay and veggies, a warm, cozy nest, and time to run and hop to their hearts' content. It's sometimes great to keep a rabbit inside at night to protect it from predators like coyotes, skunks, foxes, wolves, dogs, and cats.