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Caring for your Pet Rabbit

Rabbit Care Guide - Small Animals

 

If you've adopted a rabbit recently, check out this information on housing, diet and general care to ensure you provide the safest and most comfortable home for your rabbit. Our Rabbit Care Guide will help you make the right choices with tips and advice on how to care for your pet rabbit and how to keep it healthy and happy.

 Rabbit Care Sheet

Rabbit Care Checklist

Quick care Facts 

Life span: 7-10 years
Interaction/sociability: medium
Experience level of owner: intermediate
Special diet requirements: high fiber (14-17%)
Recommended owner age: older children- adults 

Habitat

Rabbits should have a safe and secure habitat away from direct sunlight and drafts. It is important your habitat has enough room for your rabbit to eat, sleep and play. Rabbits love extra room to roam so they will benefit from a play yard that is a safe and secure exercise area. Consider connecting multiple Kaytee® Open Living™ habitats to increase your pet’s living area. Your rabbit’s habitat should be cleaned at least once a week. 

Diet 

Rabbits are considered herbivores in nature, which means they primarily feed based on grasses and plants. AS household pets, make sure to feed diets high in fiber to support their overall health. Kaytee fortified foods are uniquely formulated to ensure your rabbit gets all the nutrients it needs to be healthy and happy. Kaytee treats are ideal for playtime and perfect for interacting and bonding with your pet rabbit. Also, make sure to provide fresh water daily and unlimited Timothy Hay

Fun Facts

  • Rabbits are crepuscular, which means they are most active at dawn and dusk
  • Rabbits are pretty smart; they can be trained to go to the bathroom in a litter box
  • If a rabbit is younger than 6 months (juvenile), it is recommended they eat Alfalfa Hay
  • If a male and female are housed together, they can have litters of 4 to 10 bunnies
  • As pets, same-sex pairs work well if spayed or neutered 
  • Rabbits teeth continually grow. Provide your pet a variety of chew textures, toys, and hay to help keep teeth trim 

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