How do you take care of your rabbit?

How do you take care of your rabbit?

Rabbits are kept as pets in many parts of the world and as a resource for art and books. In stories, a rabbit often uses its cleverness to outsmart its enemies and also symbolizes fertility. He has a nervous nose, cotton tail, and a cute yawn. Rabbits are independent yet cuddly and you can't deny that they are cute.

A rabbit can reach a top speed of 34 mph and as a pet he lives about 7 years.

What do you need to take care of your rabbit?


What is the best housing for my rabbit?

If you want to keep your rabbit indoors, it is important that he can walk around regularly. Provide a separate room in the house where your rabbit can regularly roam freely. Make sure that he cannot chew on cables. Let him out of his cage at least every week so that he can move freely.

Safe outdoor housing

If you want to keep your rabbit outside your house, it is important that he can move freely in his cage. He must also have access to a shelter. So he can hide when it rains heavily or when the weather is cold.

What material do I use to cover the bottom of the cage?

Rabbit with straw

It is best to use the following materials to cover the bottom of his cage: shredded paper, straw, and hay. Do not use wood shavings as they can be accidentally inhaled.

Taking care of his fur and nails

Taking care of your rabbit's coat

It's best to use a soft brush to groom his coat. When spring comes, it is best to brush him more often as he will then shed his winter coat. It is best to brush your rabbit more often if he is kept indoors. If your rabbit has short hair, it is best to comb him a few times a week. If your rabbit has long hair, you should comb him more often.

How often should I cut my rabbits nails?

To cut his nails, use a safety nail clipper. If your rabbit lives indoors or in a cage a lot, trim his nails once every two months. If he lives outside a lot and walks around freely, you hardly ever have to cut his nails.

Does my rabbit need toys?

It's best to give your rabbit lots of toys. Too few toys often lead to behavioral problems. Your rabbit needs mental distraction and stimulation. If your rabbit walks around the house a lot and he has no toys, he will often enjoy himself on a sofa, table legs or wallpaper!

Which gnawing material do I give to my rabbit?

Give your rabbit a lot of material to chew on. Your rabbit's teeth are always growing and should wear well to avoid dental problems.

How do you take care of you rabbit?

Toys are also important for exercise. For example, you can use a cat tunnel. Your rabbit often likes a cardboard box. Many rabbits also find old newspapers, a sandbox, grass nest, old towels or toilet rolls very interesting.

What kind of food bowl do I give to my rabbit?

The best is a heavy stone bowl. This prevents him from knocking over his food bowl. Most rabbits like to tilt their food bowl.

What is the best food to feed your rabbit?

How do you take care of you rabbit?

The best food you can feed your rabbit is grass and hay. But you can also feed him rabbit pellets with fruits and vegetables. The following vegetables are safe to give to your rabbit: broccoli, carrot tops, beet tops, cilantro, collards, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. Do not give your rabbit too many carrots as this can be harmful to his health. You can give him a carrot weekly as a small treat.

Water bottle or water bowl?

It is more natural for your rabbit to drink from a water bowl. However, many rabbits have the habit of knocking over their water bowl. You can use a heavy stone water bowl to avoid this. But it is often best to use a water bottle. This also keeps the drinking water cleaner.

Do you know?

  • Your rabbit's teeth never stop growing. They are gradually worn down as he chews on grasses and vegetables, so they never get too long.
  • When your rabbit is happy he can perform an athletic leap known as a binky, performing twists and kicks in mid air.
  • Your rabbit can jump as high as 90 centimetres!
  • He can turn his ears by 180 degrees.
  • Mother rabbits are pregnant for between 28-31 days. A baby rabbit is called a kit, a female is called a doe and a male is called a buck.
  • His ears can grown up to 10 centimetres in length.
  • Rabbits are very social creatures that live in groups. They live in warrens, these are tunnels and rooms that they dig underground.
  • Rabbits and bunnies are the same animal. There is no difference in breed or species, just the word we prefer.
  • Rabbits are lagomorphs, not rodents; they're in their own family.
  • Jackrabbits aren't Rabbits.
  • Your rabbit can see almost all they way around him because his eyes are on the sides of his head.
  • Your rabbit can purr like a cat when he is content and relaxed.