Here’s a few tips and tricks on caring for your rabbit. For more detailed information, please see the Rabbit Care pdf at the bottom of the page.
Though rabbits may have free run of the home, it’s best to start with an enclosure large enough to hop around in, with a litterbox in the corner.
Spaying or neutering your rabbit improves litterbox habits, lessens chewing behavior, decreases territorial aggression, and reduces the risk of cancer. Rabbits adopted through reputable shelters and rescue organizations such as RabbitMatch.org are already spayed/neutered.
It’s natural for many rabbits to nibble on furniture, rugs, drapes, and, most deadly of all, electrical cords. Cords can be covered with vinyl tubing found at hardware stores. Safe distractions include cardboard and magazines.
House rabbits and indoor cats can get along fine, as do rabbits and well-mannered dogs. Dogs should be supervised trained to respond to commands before being trusted with a rabbit.
A rabbit’s diet must be made up of good quality pellets, fresh hay, water and fresh vegetables. Anything beyond that is a treat and should be given in limited quantities. Hay is essential to a rabbit’s good health, and should be available 24 hours a day.
Rabbits often don’t show symptoms of illnesses until they have already been sick for some time. Therefore, a veterinarian must be contacted immediately if you notice a change in appetite, behavior, droppings or breathing, a runny nose or tilted head. Because rabbits groom themselves, they get furballs just as cats do but unlike cats, rabbits cannot vomit. To prevent blockages, rabbits need daily exercise, unlimited hay, and brushing when necessary.
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