Pet Tips you should pay attention to while keeping a bunny as pet
PET TIPS– Bunnies or rabbits are a gift to us from nature in the form of natural soft toys but unlike a toy, they have a life and need constant care, love and nurturing. How much ever time you spend with a bunny you can’t ever get enough of them and that’s why they are the cutest little fur balls that should be looked after in a right manner.
#1. Sufficient and proper space:
This is a must in case you’ve decided to take Rabbit as a pet if possible adopt a rabbit from a shelter. A hutch at least 4 times the size of your rabbit will do the task, where he/she can stretch out completely and rest his/her legs comfortably. Along with it make arrangements for placing food and water in it along with a replaceable box for litter.
Diet is an important aspect for a Rabbit’s health, make sure to feed young rabbits with timothy hay as staple food, they will eat a lot of hay, adult rabbits can eat alfalfa hay once in a while, leafy green vegetables, including collards or dandelion greens and some lettuces are best, as opposite to popular belief carrot should not be fed on a regular basis as it have high sugar and starch content, make sure they are not eating any fried food because it’ll drastically affect their health.
#3Play with your pet:
Rabbits are social animals and they like to play a lot, make sure to have a play area for them along with some toys, they like to drop things over. A good company will result in a happy rabbit.
#4Some out time:
Let rabbit be out every day for some time it helps in bringing out confidence in him and sunlight will give him much needed warmth.
#5Make your home electric proof:
Rabbits have a habit of chew things a lot, so you’ve to make your home electric proof so that a rabbit might not chew any exposed wire accidentally and gets electrocuted.
Change the litter box regularly to avoid exposure of his body from unwanted bacteria, keep your rabbit clean and physically check the signs of any unhygienic thing or discoloration.
#7Check for health and vaccination:
Regularly visit a vat in order to keep a check on your pet’s health and get him vaccinated as rabbits are prone to a range of life threatening disease, twice a year is the standard for visiting a vat. Teeth also need checking from time to time.
#8Handle with care
Never pick your rabbits by the ears and I mean never! Learn to pick them the right way and approach them in such a manner so that they don’t get started if possible keep children away from your bunny.
#9Guard your rabbit from predators:
As rabbits are basically harmless, so it is your duty as the owner of your pet to make safety arrangements for them so that they can live a long life.
#10 Spay or neuter
Have your rabbits spayed or neutered at the earliest available opportunity. The phrase ‘breeding like rabbits’ came into being for a very good reason, because if you have a pair then there is a chance that you may soon end up with many more kits than you can comfortably manage.
#11 litter train
Litter trains your rabbits so that they do it only at the designated spots this way you can keep your house clean and free from any foul smell.
#12 Company and entertained:
Rabbits love company, make sure to keep your rabbit entertained, and get enough variety in their day-to-day lives, have plenty of toys and things to entertain them, and get to play outside or in different environments regularly.
All said and done, the fact that you love to snuggle your fur balls doesn’t make your worthy of their love, constant attention and care is, so make sure to keep your bunny healthy and feel loved.