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