Leaving a rabbit to run free overnight is a bad idea for the following reasons: Rabbits chew everything in sight. Electrical cables are a favorite delicacy. Unsupervised rabbit could electrocute themselves or even start a fire.... read more ›
Their bodies are built for speed, and they need to be active to stay healthy. Rabbits must have at least 3 hours every day to run around outside their cage. They need a minimum of 32 square feet of space to play in. It doesn't have to be outside as rabbits are quite happy running around inside the home.... see more ›
If you can't free-roam your companion, you'll also want to be extra sure that their enclosure is a suitable environment for rabbits. This means making sure the enclosure is large enough for your rabbit. You'll also need to give them fun toys and hiding houses for your rabbit to play in.... see details ›
Sometimes putting a blanket over a portion of the enclosure can also do the job. You can also help your rabbit feel safe in your room by avoiding any loud sounds or loud music. Keeping any other pets, such as household cats and dogs, out of the rabbit's room is also best, especially at night.... continue reading ›
At a minimum, you should spend at least an hour with your rabbit every day. However, 3-5 hours (or even more) are ideal. You do not have to be giving your rabbit undivided attention during this time, but instead, make yourself available to interact with them if they want to.... see details ›
A free-range life works really well for us, but not every rabbit can be left out without supervision, even in a rabbit-proof house or room. Some rabbits need a (big!) cage/fenced area for their own safety. You might find that you can trust your rabbit in one room, but not another.... read more ›
“You start by spending 20 minutes a day letting them out of their cages and then watching them like a hawk,” says Nancy LaRoche, director of the Colorado House Rabbit Society, an organization that provides shelter to unwanted pet rabbits and teaches prospective rabbit owners about the ins and outs of their future pets.... view details ›
Give Them Daily Roaming Time
To keep your rabbit happy and healthy, let it out of its cage at least once a day, giving it time to roam. Though at least one hour is necessary, aim closer to three or four. As a rule, never keep your rabbit cooped up for 24 hours at a time.... see details ›
House rabbits should never be kept completely confined to a cage. Exercise is vital for the rabbit's health. All too often we hear well meaning but poorly informed people describe rabbits as easy to keep because "they can be caged and don't take up much space!".... continue reading ›
Rabbits need a contrast of light and darkness. A rabbit that lives in constant light can experience stress. In addition, their eyes can be damaged, and they'll gain weight. Provide a dark area for your bunny to sleep and relax within.... read more ›
Do rabbits get cold at night? Of course, everyone does! But bunnies have thick fur that can protect them from chilly temperatures. They're fine at 30°F, but if you have outdoor rabbits, keep your hutch at about 100°F during the night.... see details ›
Rabbits are crepuscular
It simply means they're at their most active at dawn and dusk. Rabbits sleep a lot during the day so many people assume they're nocturnal but that's not true – take a closer look at your furry friend one evening around sunset, they'll probably be in the mood to play.... see more ›
Rabbits need exercise equipment too; ramps to run on, buckets of hay to jump in and boxes to climb on are great fun. Cardboard tubes, large enough for your rabbit to run through will make great rabbit tunnels. Toys, both chew toys and toss/nudge toys, can be added to this environment.... see more ›
- A quick freshen-up of their home.
- A water bottle refill and check.
- Food and bedding refills.
- A very general health check.
Create a routine to give your rabbit hay, pellets, and fresh greens every day. You also need to clean the litter box on a daily basis and make sure to give your rabbit at least 3-4 hours of exercise. Rabbits are also social animals that require your time and attention every day. Rabbits thrive on routine.... view details ›
You may worry that your rabbit will be lonely. If you spend a lot of time with your rabbit, they will undoubtedly miss you when you're away, the same way you miss them. The two of you have developed a bond and friendship that your pet rabbit also understands.... view details ›
Rabbits are smart and can understand several words; two of the words he should be able to understand are his name and the word 'No'.... continue reading ›
It will be clear if your rabbit is biting out of anger. If you're keen to make them stop, a loud enough squeal – but not loud enough to cause alarm – should do the trick. A rabbit that is biting out of affection will respond to the idea that they may be causing harm and decide not to do so again.... continue reading ›
Rabbits are often happier when they're allowed to run around and explore. While it's not always possible, giving your rabbits free roam is, in my opinion, the best thing you can do for your bun.... continue reading ›
Rabbits are crepuscular
It simply means they're at their most active at dawn and dusk. Rabbits sleep a lot during the day so many people assume they're nocturnal but that's not true – take a closer look at your furry friend one evening around sunset, they'll probably be in the mood to play.... continue reading ›
The Rabbit Habit
Rabbits spend most of the daylight hours in burrows, resting. Once the light dims, they become more active foraging, providing for young, maintaining their dens or socializing. As the morning light comes up, they will return to their burrows.... see details ›
Rabbits need a contrast of light and darkness. A rabbit that lives in constant light can experience stress. In addition, their eyes can be damaged, and they'll gain weight. Provide a dark area for your bunny to sleep and relax within.... see more ›
This is very normal rabbit behavior. Rabbits are most active generally at dawn and dusk though it might go into the night by a few hours. You might consider relocating your rabbit and ensuring he/she has plenty of space (a large cage or a safe bunny run type of set up).... see more ›
It's no secret that rabbits love soft materials. All domesticated rabbits like blankets and pillows in the home. You'll likely be tempted to place similar items in your pet's hutch for added comfort. Blankets and towels are great additions to a rabbit's home.... view details ›
Generally, if you're indoors and you're feeling cold, then your pet will be cold too. The same symptoms can apply to small animals, too. If you have a guinea pig or rabbit, watch for them trembling or shaking as well as burrowing and hiding in their hay.... see details ›