Rabbits make wonderful pets. Contrary to the common misconceptions that rabbits are simple-minded animals, easy to care for and good starter pets, they are actually highly intelligent, social and require almost as much effort as taking care of a dog.
Rabbits are not recommended for small children.
Many pet rabbits are abandoned and end up at the SPCA, some in very poor health and with skin problems, because their owners do not know how to properly care for these delicate creatures.
Rabbits generally do not like to be held but do spend some time daily petting and grooming your rabbit.
If it is necessary to carry your rabbit, start by petting him first (to calm him down) before picking him up with one hand over his chest and supporting his bottom firmly with the other hand.
A rabbits has a heavy bottom; a strong kick could potentially fracture his back. Hold him close to your body.
A spacious living area would make your rabbit happy. There are two preferred housing options for your rabbit – a playpen or free roam in the house.
A playpen can easily be bought from a pet shop and pieced together. You should provide your rabbit with a place to hide (e.g. a box), willow toys and a litter box besides his food and water bowls. If the floor is smooth, you may wish to put a rug at the corner away from the litter box. Do not use wired flooring as it could injure your rabbit’s feet.
When your rabbit is litter-trained, you can let your rabbit roam freely in the house. It is extremely important to bunny proof the house – encase or hide all cables (rabbits are chewers) and put away all potentially dangerous objects or substances.
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