RABBIT CARE

All bunnies are not perfect. They all have their own personalities. These personalities can be affected by life stages, health issues, and environment. They need to spend time with their people. They require exercise and toys to chew on to keep them occupied and for dental health. Neglected bunnies can become destructive and ruin their home and your personal items. 

Diet

Rabbits need to have fresh hay at all times. Their diet should consist of around 80% timothy hay (unlimited), 10% leafy greens, 5% pellets (type varies by breed) and 0% - 5 % treats. Rabbits need an unlimited supply of fresh water. 

Grooming

Brushing depends on the rabbit. Some rabbits shed very little and some shed often. Rabbits are self groomers, however, they need to be brushed. Most need to be brushed weekly, some need it more often and some need it less. All rabbits need to be brushed during molting seasons. Brushing helps prevent intestinal blockages that can be a result of ingesting fur during self-grooming. Blockages can be deadly to a rabbit. 

Dental Checks

Teeth should be checked by you often. Rabbits teeth grow continuously. They need hay and various toys to chew. This prevents their teeth from becoming overgrown. This can be very painful. Overgrown teeth can cause their mouth to shift and can cause infections and abscesses. 

Housing

Cages should be at least 18" x 25". Avoid wire bottoms because they can cause sore hocks.

Exercise

Rabbits are active .They need plenty of physical activity. It is highly recommended to give them out of cage time. Bringing rabbits outside is not recommended. Your bunny can come into contact with diseases from wild rabbits by playing outdoors.

Spay/Neuter

As with any pet, spaying or neutering is recommended when there are males and females in the same space. Rabbits that are not spayed or neutered may develop unwanted behaviors. Some possible behaviors include aggression, nipping, spraying, and not using the litter box.