They’re cute, fluffy and sweet. It’s no surprise that rabbits have been reported as the third-most popular pets to keep in North America after dogs and cats. They make wonderful companions and can spend most of their time indoors, as long as they have a clean and spacious area to live in. A common misconception with pet parents is that rabbits are “less maintenance” but the truth is, they require just as much (and at times even more) attention than other animals. With the help of our team, you can stay on top of everything you need to know and do to keep your bunny healthy. Call us at 780-475-9225 for more details on our rabbit services.
What kind of rabbit should I get?
Great question! It depends on your specific lifestyle. Younger rabbits or smaller breeds tend to have more energy and need more attention. Older rabbits or larger breeds are usually more calm in demeanor. Depending on the time and effort you can give for your rabbit friend, these are some key factors to keep in mind.
Can rabbits be litterbox trained?
Yes. We suggest you start the training early on. When you first bring your rabbit home, try to keep them in their cage as much as possible and put one litterbox at a corner of the area. After a while, they will get used to using that same spot even if you let them out of their cage to play with you on the couch and other areas of your home. You can also add more litterboxes in your home and train your rabbit to use them.
How much should I feed my rabbit?
It depends largely on their age. Fresh hay, vegetables, water and pellets are staples of a good diet for rabbits. When they are less than one year old, they should have a half cup of pellets each day for every 6 pounds of body weight. You can begin to introduce vegetables and hay to them at this point. Once they reach adulthood (after the one-year mark) they can have unlimited hay/grass, 2 cups of chopped veggies for every 6 pounds of body weight and a quarter to a half cup of pellets for every 6 pounds of body weight per day. If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to contact our team.