What You Need To Know When Adding A Pet Rabbit To The Family
More and more people are discovering the joys of having rabbits as pets. With more than four dozen breeds of domesticated rabbit, these breeds range in size, coloring and energy level. Like dogs and cats, rabbits have their own personalities; some are playful, others more subdued. Some like to cuddle and play, and this is a great personality feature for folks who want a cuddly pet but don’t have time or interest in daily walks. Bunnies bond with their people and get to know them. Not all of them enjoy being picked up and carried, however, since they are prey animals. Contrary to some common beliefs, however, bunnies are not “starter” pets and require as much time and care as larger mammals.
Basic Care: Rabbits should have their own cage or crate so they have a safe space to sleep and chill out in. The cage should be at least three or four feet long. Many bunnies can be litter-trained; your rabbit’s “litterbox” can go in the corner of the cage the rabbit most often does their business in. In place of cat litter, use Timothy, Orchard Grass or Bromme hay. Please do not use pine, cedar, or clay litter for your rabbit. [Read more…] about Pet Rabbit Basics