RABBIT CARE

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PET RABBIT

Rabbits are an exotic pet. They require special care, diet and handling as they are prey animals and have tiny delicate bones and a sensitive digestive system. They are also susceptible to rabbit disease spread by mosquitoes, fleas and flies. 

RABBIT HOUSING

Best rabbit house is Your House and here is why...
  • Rabbits are safest if kept inside the home away from mozzies and predators
  • In the home they are there to play their part in family life
  • Our research and experience shows that if rabbits are inside the home that children don't tire of them like they do if they are in a hutch outside.
  • The family can interact with the bunnies during their daily activities making them better pets
Rabbits need room to run so a playpen in the home is best with time out daily
Rabbits need a place to hide away and view the world from. A Rabbit HoundHouse is ideal.









RABBIT DIET

The best diet is one that is high in fibre and here is why...

RABBIT WATERER 

The best drinking dish is a 500ml ceramic bowl per bunny & here is why...
Rabbits need 350ml of water daily so 500ml allows for spillage and evaporation
Two rabbits will need either two bowls or a bigger bowl
Ceramic bowls are easy to clean and keep water cool
Ceramic bowls are impossible for a rabbit to tip over ensuring permanent water
Water must be changed daily or more often if food gets in the water
Drinking bottles are dangerous and can stop working

RABBIT LITTER TRAY

The best litter tray is a large one with high sides and here is why...
The bigger the litter tray the better the results. Put the tray in a corner. If the rabbits wee or poo in another area provide a second tray there. A low sided plastic storage box makes a good litter tray.

RABBIT BEHAVIOUR

Rabbit behaviour is very complex.  Rabbits are territorial and this must be taken into account at all times. Rabbits need a bunny friend. Both must be desexed. Opposite sexes get on the best.