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Keeping Your Pet Rabbit Hopping

From Peter the Rabbit to the Easter Bunny, rabbits have always been a snugly and fun pet to keep around. If you are looking at getting rabbits, you want to make sure that you are prepared for what they need. More than an Easter basket, rabbits will need specific care to keep them hopping.

The first thing that you will want to do with your rabbit is to make sure that they have the right environment. Even though they are social and playful, they shouldn’t be kept out all of the time. Every rabbit will need a ‘hut’ or cage to go back into. The larger the cage is, the happier the rabbit will be.

From here, you want to make sure that your rabbit receives the proper nutrition. You can find rabbit food in pellets in almost any pet store. However, you don’t want this to be the only thing that you give them. Feeding them greens and vegetables is also an important part of their diet. The more fiber they get, the happier and healthier they will be. You can also give them a little bit of fruit as a treat.

Keeping Rabbits Hopping in the House

Several have found that not only do they just have to keep their rabbits in a cage with the proper food, but can also keep them as pets. Rabbits like to be social and to have attention. You can train them and tame them to keep them anywhere you want.

One of the things that you can work to do is to train your rabbit to use a litter box. You can use a cat litter box for your rabbit and fill it with the same type of cat litter. By first inviting them to using the box, you will begin the training. This is best done if the litter box is kept in their cage. When you see them use the box, give them a treat. Over time, you can train your rabbit to enjoy using the litter box, making it easier for you while having them hop around in your home.

Another thing that will help you and the rabbit to stay happy in the home is to make sure that they have plenty of toys. Most rabbits like to chew on things as part of their natural instinct. Giving them chewable toys and options for crunching will help them to stay much more comfortable, whether they are in your home or taking a break in their cage.

Rabbits have become an easy pet for almost anyone who is interested in the furry animals. They are friendly, trainable and have the ability to hop exactly where you want them. By building the proper accommodations for your rabbit, you will find that they will respond by staying active and social as your pet.