By observing the key factors of living environment and diet you can help prolong the lifespan of your rabbit. If you are choosing a rabbit breed you may want to consider adopting a mixed breed bunny, and not paying more for a pure breed rabbit that may have a shorter life span. By taking good care of your rabbit and keeping him indoors you can expect your rabbit to live 10 years or more. If you own a rabbit please leave a comment with how old your pet rabbit is.
Caring for Your Pet Rabbit | PetHelpful
With conscientious, thoughtful care, pet rabbits can live 10 years or longer. Rabbit owners who understand their pet's needs and work to give rabbits a safe, comfortable home can enjoy these fun, furry companions as great pets for a long time.
Proper Pet and Show Rabbit Care Information - The Nature Trail
Rabbits loveÂ a high dietary fiber. Timothy hay generally provides between 18 to 22% fiber and is often a better choice than alfalfa hay for pet rabbits. The hay should be the main food offered daily but can be supplemented with a small amount of alfalfa pellets. Rabbits also love a variety of vegetables in small quantities such as pieces of kale, several baby carrots, a slice of apple, a leaf of Romaine or Bibb lettuce, or a small piece of cabbage. Some rabbits may need a salt lick in the housing unit. They can drink from a water bowl but may prefer to drink from a hanging water bottle. Treats with sugar or carbohydrates are not good for rabbits because they can cause enterotoxemia, a condition where pathogenic bacteria overpopulate the intestine and cause toxins to poison theÂ rabbit. To keep their teeth from overgrowing, rabbits need branches of aspen, willow or apple trees to chew on regularly.
Detroit K-9 Pet Supplies | Caring for Pet Rabbits - Detroit, MI
ver the years of doing rabbit rescue we have found that there is quite a need for information when it comes to proper rabbit care. We have seen too much neglect, cruelty or just general lack of knowledge when it comes to caring for “pet" rabbits. We hope this helps to some to better care for their companion rabbits and give them happier lives and maybe even prevent them from ending up as strays or in a local shelter.Rabbits are unique pets. They have specific needs in order to live a long, happy and healthy life. Here is a basic overview on how to care for a pet rabbit. People who share their home with rabbits, know what is normal or abnormal behavior with their rabbit and will act promptly to seek proper treatment. Because companion house rabbits become actual members of the home, these caretakers will not think twice about seeking veterinary attention or any costs incurred to help their long eared family member. So unless you are a commercial rabbitry, we highly encourage you to house your rabbit indoors. Most cat and dog rescues/shelters want indoor homes for their adoptable pets as well. Being that cat and dogs are predator species, it only makes sense to keep prey species bunny, safe inside.What do I need for my pet bunny rabbit?
Now that you have decided on a pet rabbit you should have all supplies necessary before bringing it home. A bunny with a safe home, the correct food, and appropriate furnishings will be a happy and healthy pet. This care sheet will guide you in having everything you need.