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Are you the owner of one of these wonderful critters? If you have an interesting fact about this species or breed, please share with us and we'll add it to the applicable page.
Rabbits are very timid creatures that may die of a heart attack if scared.
Children should be supervised when handling a rabbit. My little brother had a pet rabbit named Peter Cottontail when
he was 5 years old and when left alone with it, pulled the tail off by swinging the poor bunny. The rabbit was renamed
Peter Notail but survived the 5 year olds attack.
Rabbits may be kept inside or outside but you must make sure you have the proper housing available for the climate in which you live.
The ideal cage will be 1 square foot per pound of rabbit.
When placing the cage, make sure it is neither too hot or cold.
Rabbits must have chewable items in their home to chew on.
Rabbits need daily green vegetables such as lettuce, Dandelions, Carrot tops, broccoli, basil, spinach, celery or artichokes.
They also enjoy occasional fruits such as apples, pears, strawberries, peaches and tomatoes.
A rabbits cage needs to be cleaned daily to keep your pet healthly and happy.
Rabbits will need daily exercise so you'll need to rabbit proof your home or yard before allowing them out of their cage.
If you only keep one rabbit, you'll need to provide alot of companionship to the animal.
If you are still interested in getting a rabbit, please visit your local library and read up on this wonderful species. Both of you will be much happier because you did.
Backyard Bunny Barn, Chino Valley, AZ
User Contributed Info
(Pet Parade is not responsible for the accuracy of the following statements).
When holding a rabbit, always be sure to support the back legs. When rabbits kick their back legs in mid air they can break their back, which is a fatal injury.
Rabbits also love mangoes! I had one almost bite my hand off when I went to take the peel out of the cage.
we have discovered that some of the information in the page dealing with rabbits is inaccurate. rabbits do not need a steady diet of greens in fact it can give them diarrhea. It is most advisable to provide them with some green but keep them, mostly on rabbit pellets and hay. we have found that Martin brand odor reducing pellets are very good for our rabbit.
Our bunnies also love bananas, yogurt, and "Grape Nuts" cereal. We give these as special treats, not daily. They can also be litterbox trained in and out of their cages, especially when urinating.
Our cavies also enjoy the rabbits we have. We let each bunny out (individually) twice daily, and let the two cavies out with our Siamese bunny, Nutmeg. Nutmeg likes to play with both cavies, and they chase him as well!
Rabbits are very people orintated pets if given proper attention. Had Hopper for close to 7 years. He thought he was a cat. Ate, played and slept with my cats. Trained himself to the litter box. He became a lap pet and loved to curl up with us. Lost him at about 7 yrs old and now have a new Albino bunny 5 weeks old. Cuddles is all ready becoming a family favorite. Love greens, carrots ect as well as his rabbit food.
I own a young rabbit and i believe that they can and become socialized similar to other animals. I only own one rabbit, and therefore she looks for human companionship. I keep her in the main room of my home. If i move her to a quieter area she get 'depresed' not as active and 'cranky' to say the least. When in the main room she wanders around and often ends up next to guests getting petted, and if she is not out of her cage she is against the side closest to our new guest trying to get attention. So to everyone out there expose your rabbit to people as much as possible to lead to a positive experience.
Rabbits DO need to eat mostly greens. It depends on what type you give them. Parsely gives my rabbit runny stool. Leaf lettuces (avoid head lettuce, it's not good for them, either), collards, mustard greens, kale, spinach, cilantro--these mixed with lots of hay and occasional fruit sweets are better for a rabbit than a diet of mostly fattening pellets. There are several rabbit care sites on the internet where you can find a list of acceptable foods for your rabbit's diet. Enjoy your bunnies!
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