Deciding to get a rabbit
Rabbits make wonderful indoor pets, they have excellent personalities and can be a lot of fun. However,
before deciding to get a rabbit, it is important to consider a number of things. While it's easy to get swept up in the excitement of getting a new pet, it's important to first assess whether or not you can truly provide a good long-term home to a pet rabbit.
Housing: Rabbits are social animals. The location of a rabbit's housing area within your home (which can take the form of a puppy pen, large cage, or just an area with the food, litter boxes, and cardboard box) is an extremely important consideration. You'll have to make sure the rabbit has a place to relax by himself but is not completely separated from the family. Rabbits need social interaction, plenty of exercise, and a lot of activities.
Rabbit Proofing: If the rabbit will be free to run around the house or room, you will absolutely need to rabbit proof the area. Even if you keep the rabbit in a cage or puppy pen, you still will need to safeguard your home when you let the rabbit out for supervised exercise. Rabbits are very curious creatures. They will find a way to get into your computer cables, wires, furniture, carpets, rugs, etc. They will even eat your most important documents!
Activities and fun: Rabbits will get into trouble if they are bored. They'll make their own fun chewing your possessions if you don't provide other forms of entertainment. A great toy for rabbits is a cardboard box filled with empty toilet paper rolls, old phone books, and other paper products you find around the house.
Toilet Training: Toilet training can be frustrating at times, but the key is persistence and consistent reinforcement of good habits
Food: It's important to have a good understanding of a rabbit's nutritional needs throughout his/her life. Proper nutrition (and in the correct amounts) is vital for a rabbit's well-being. The main part of a rabbit's diet is fibre. Rabbits must have access to unlimited grass hays at all times.
Good pets for childrencscart_ Rabbits are most comfortable on the ground, so your rabbit may not enjoy being picked up and held. For this reason, rabbits make rewarding pets for adults and supervised older children but are not suitable for younger children. Rabbits need loving, patient owners who are prepared to spend plenty of time with them.They live for 8–12 years so are a long-term commitment.
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