If you’re hoping to take a rabbit home the same day you visit us, you’ll want to be prepared.
The following a list of necessary items and where they can be purchased in or near Los Angeles. Click on the links for further information, and print the list to take with you shopping. Then, once you bring your rabbit home, you’ll be all set! As always, feel free to ask any questions!
We (and our vets) strongly recommend Oxbow Bunny Basics T, given in limited quantities.
Timothy or Oat Hay is best for all but the youngest and oldest rabbits and should be provided in unlimited quantites as the top layer in the litterbox. Larger quanties of hay from feed stores are fresher and less expensive. Remember, hay is CRUCIAL to a rabbit’s health. Read about the basics of hay here.
You have many options depending on your preferences and budget. Please read this article before going shopping. Remember, most cages sold in pet stores are too small for a rabbit to be healthy and happy. An average sized rabbit should have an enclosure that’s at least 3′ wide, 2′ deep and 2′ tall – about the size of a large dog crate.
Carriers made for cats are great; soft-sided ones are a nice option. Please bring a carrier with you when you adopt.
Most rabbits drink from water bottles; some like bowls/crocks – you might want to start out with both and see what your rabbit prefers.
A basic medium/large cat litterbox (without lid/roof) works best. These tend to be less expensive at the big chain stores like Petco or PetSmart (but we don’t recommend buying hay or food there.)
Must be non-clumping, natural litter; we recommend Carefresh or Feline Pine. PetSmart has a version of Feline Pine called Exquisicat Pine. Typically this is the bottom layer in the litterbox; hay goes on top. Newspaper also works fine as the bottom layer.
Not all rabbits like the same toys, but nearly all will love a cardboard toilet paper core filled with hay! Read more about toy options here.
Print this list before going shopping. Introduce vegetables slowly and in small amounts, as shelter bunnies typically aren’t used to a lot of greens. A handful a day per rabbit (comprised of at least 2 kinds of greens) is a good rule of thumb. Purchase veggies a couple times a week so they’re always fresh.
White vinegar is nontoxic and ideal for cleaning up a litterbox or any “accidents.” You can find this at any grocery store. A spray bottle full of vinegar is especially convenient.
Exposed cords can be encased in vinyl tubing found at hardware stores.
Nail clippers and a brush with stiff bristles are helpful.
include shampoo, packaged treats, leash/harness and salt/mineral licks.
We’ve got a whole warren of adorable bunnies looking to find a good home.Adoption overview page
Our RabbitMatch.org Amazon store has a wealth of rabbit information as well as gift ideas. Why not check it out and pick up some rabbit bargains!Visit our store
We’ve put together a helpful PDF information pack giving you lots of advice on housing, nutrition, rabbit behaviour and how best to care for them.Download our Rabbit Care PDF
RabbitMatch.org is a non-profit organization, and need donations to fund vet bills, buy food, hay and supplies to assure that our bunnies have all they need.Read about the ways you can support us