Pet Owner Guide to Caring for Rabbits
Rabbit Facts & Tips
- 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!
- 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
- 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.
- Dry Food
- Grooming Brush
- Water Bottle or Bowl
- Food Bowl
- Hide Box or Tunnel
- Natural Wood Toys
- Nail Trimmer
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