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    How to Look After Rabbits

    Articlepet advice guidesWednesday 27 February 2013
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    Rabbits are wonderful animals as they come in so many colours, shapes and sizes. Looking after rabbits isn’t that difficult and they make brilliant pets for children. This article will explain some tips on caring for rabbits and how to keep them happy and healthy.
     

     

    Caring for Rabbits


    • By or build a hutch that will be big enough for the rabbit when it is fully grown.

    • In the hutch you will need a sleeping house for the privacy of your rabbit.

    • The hutch should be big enough that the rabbit can hop around and get some exercise.

    • You should feed the rabbit a diet of rabbit pellets and timothy hay and lots of fresh greens.

    • Fresh water should always be available through a hanging bottle.

    • Provide hardwood toys for your rabbit to chew on.

    • If you want to litter train your rabbit then you need to put litter trays in the corners of the hutch. Rabbits naturally go to the toilet in corners so your bunny will use them.

    • If you want to allow companionship with other animals then make sure that you have them neutered.

    • You should give the hutch a light clean once a week and a deep clean on a monthly basis.

    • Empty the litter trays daily to keep the odour down.

    • Rabbits are sociable animals and being lonely can cause stress, you should introduce the rabbit to other animals you have by rubbing the rabbit and allowing other pets to smell your hand. Then move the pets closer under strict supervision; never rush this process.

    • Buy a soft bristled brush so you can groom your rabbit. Check for fleas and ticks when brushing.

    • Trim the rabbits nails with nail clippers. Make sure you do this from a young age so the rabbit is used to the process.


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