Pet Owner Guide to Caring for Rabbits

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Pet Owner Guide to Caring for Rabbits

Rabbit Facts & Tips

2- 16 lb. depending on breed
Size
2- 16 lb. depending on breed
8+ years
Lifespan
8+ years
Crepuscular (more active at dawn & at dusk — and will sleep a lot during the day)
Activity
Crepuscular (more active at dawn & at dusk — and will sleep a lot during the day)
Quiet pets (can make different sounds depending on how they feel)
Noise Factor
Quiet pets (can make different sounds depending on how they feel)
Not recommended for young children
Good with Children
Not recommended for young children
Behavior

Behavior

  • Rabbits are shy by nature and can be easily startled and stressed.
  • When picking up a rabbit, always support their entire body. Never pick up them up by their ears or scruff (loose skin on the back of the neck).
  • They're also prone to squirming, particularly at first.
  • Rabbits can be litter trained easily.
  • Rabbits LOVE toys! Give them rabbit-safe toys and watch them flip and throw the toys all over the cage!

Diet

Diet

  • Pet Supermarket is here to help you choose the right food for your rabbit.
  • It should consist of 50% pelleted diet (preferably timothy based), 45% dried hay (non-alfalfa) and 5% fresh veggies (spinach, carrots, turnip greens, collard greens)
  • Avoid: Chocolate or other candy, onions and iceberg lettuce
  • They should always have access to fresh, clean water

Caging & Environment

Caging & Environment

  • Rabbits should be housed alone, unless spayed or neutered.
  • The larger the cage, the better! Go for a cage that has a lot of surface area, rather than multiple levels with a solid bottom.
  • Rabbits need daily exercise for their health. An exercise pen is ideal for a larger environment.

Rabbit Essentials

  • Cage/Hutch
  • Bedding
  • Hat
  • Dry Food
  • Treats
  • Grooming Brush
  • Water Bottle or Bowl
  • Food Bowl
  • Hide Box or Tunnel
  • Natural Wood Toys
  • Nail Trimmer
  • Vitamins

At Pet Supermarket, we have everything you need to help your new pet thrive - from habitats and feeders to toys and treats.

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