How to Care for a Pet Rabbit - My House Rabbit

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Buns and I have been together since 1999. I remember when she was so tiny she could sit in the palm of my hand. Twelve years later, we've been through a lot, that rabbit and me. She is two years shy of the Guinness Record for 'World's Oldest Rabbit', and I have learned a lot about bunny parenthood in that time. When she was a baby, there was not a lot of information available about keeping a house rabbit, so I had to figure it all out as I went along. Today, the rabbit is becoming a much more common house pet, so I aim to help others understand how to raise a happy and healthy house rabbit that will become an important member of the family.
Here is a basic overview on how to care for a pet rabbit: Step 1: Set Up Safe Indoor Housing. Step 2: Bunny Proof Your House. Step 3: Provide Fresh Hay. Step 4: Provide Fresh Greens, Fiber-rich Pellets, and Fresh Water. Step 5: Set Up a Litter Box. Step 6: Provide Enrichment. Step 7: Groom Your Rabbit.
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These impulse rabbit disasters could be prevented if knowledge about rabbit care was as widely known in the public as say, dog or cat care. Most dog owners know what to feed their dog and how to care for him. Sadly, I would say that more than half of pet rabbits do not have owners who are quite so educated, even about basics. Most rabbit owners I meet still feed their bunny only pellets. Most still house their pet in a backyard hutches, exposed to the elements and predators. Bringing a new pet rabbit into your life is an exciting event
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At My House Rabbit, we advocate that pet rabbits live inside your home as opposed to outside in a hutch. Not only will you ensure your bunny is protected from severe weather and predators, your bunny will become more of a member of your family when living inside with you because there tends to be more social interaction that way.Pet rabbits love to dig and chew. In order to protect your house rabbit as well as your home you will need to bunny proof. Chew toys, wire protectors, puppy pens, and supervision are essential in providing a safe home for your pet. My House Rabbit promotes rabbits as indoor pets and provides tips on . You can learn how to create a safe, welcoming environment for your house rabbit and gain insight into , so you will better understand your bunny’s needs. You can also check out our or And don’t miss our and !It can get a lot trickier when you are actually trying to make this choice in the moment and thinking about adopting or rescuing a bun. The answer is usually not just so black and white. I feel that when making this decision that you need to be very objective and remember that having a pet house rabbit is simply not for everyone. Forcing the issue and taking on a bunny, when in your heart you know you shouldn’t, is just a disaster waiting to happen. Maybe you need to wait until your situation changes at a later part of your life. If you live in a small house or apartment and you’re looking for a cuddly pet who doesn’t require a lot of space and doesn’t need to be walked, . As long as bunnies get a couple of hours of exercise running around outside of their cages in a bunny-safe room or house, they may be kept in relatively small cages. The space needs to be large enough for them to stretch out in and allow room for a litter pan in one corner and a feeding station for hay and pellets in another. Some rabbits also like an upside-down box to hide in.
Charlie's cage set up. For your pet bunny you will need a safe house for it. The bigger the better! Also, lots of fresh clean water, food, and hay. Toys are nice. Either wood chips, newspaper, or a wire mesh drop through floor to keep things neat and tidy. A litter box should be changed daily, and the rest of the cage should be kept tidy. Your friend doesn't need to be in their cage all the time and can come out into a safe room where they can run and play. Keep an eye on your friend as they can easily become lost in your house if you lose track of them.