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New pet rabbits, are you prepared?

Posted by Kieran on December - 26 - 2021

Rabbits make wonderful pets, but they can be high maintenance and keeping them happy is not always easy. There is a lot to consider before purchasing a rabbit such as choosing the right sized rabbit for your family, where it is going to live and where it is going to get its exercise.

Many people do not realise that rabbits need to live in pairs to be happy so this will have implications for the size of the hutch and run that you buy. If you do not want the rabbits to breed make sure that you have two females.

In the hutch and run it is important to give the rabbits something to do so that they do not get bored and become destructive. Tubes, hay bales and cardboard boxes will provide extra stimulation for them. Rabbits are inclined to dig so you will need to make sure that their run is such that they will not be able to escape.

The best diet for rabbits is one that is as close as possible to that of a wild rabbit with good quality feeding hay, fresh grass and vegetables but some dried food is acceptable as well. Obviously, they will need continual access to fresh water either in a bowl or water bottle.

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