Rabbit Care

Proper care will go a long way to ensuring your rabbit stays happy and healthy.  Read about rabbit care including the equipment needed, what to feed, handling, grooming and health information.

Rabbit Care

Rabbit Cages, Hutches And Equipment

There are various items of equipment that are needed to keep a rabbit including a hutch or cage, water bottle, food dish, woodshavings and other accessories.

Preparing The Rabbit Hutch Or Cage

Before preparing the cage the intended location of the cage should be considered carefully.

Housing Rabbits

Rabbits are sociable and therefore best provided with company, especially if the owner is away during the day or the rabbit is to be kept outside.

Feeding Rabbits

Rabbits should have a constant supply of grass or hay as the fibre contained is vital to their digestion and forms the bulk of their diet. This can be supplemented with rabbit mix or pellets, fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers.

Routine Rabbit Care

A pet rabbit will require routine care including feeding, the provision of fresh water, grooming, cage cleaning, health checks and annual vaccinations.

Handling Rabbits

Rabbits are often not very keen on being handled so it takes time and patience to get them used to being picked up.

Grooming Rabbits

It is important to groom a rabbit regularly, and particularly during periods when they shed their coats, to prevent hairballs occurring when the rabbit grooms itself.

Training Rabbits

Rabbits can be trained to use a litter tray and perform simple tricks.

Rabbit Health

Check out the normal vital signs for a pet rabbit along with details of illnesses and diseases that rabbits can suffer from.

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