Pets complete the home for singles and families. Children often crave pets more than adults because they think pets are cute and fun. Adults of course know the work required. Like any pet, rabbits need care. They have to visit the vet, feed them daily, and clean their area. When deciding to buy a rabbit, you need to know exactly what to expect from you.
Before looking into your rabbit’s needs, you’ll want to know some of the species that are available.
The most common are cottontail rabbits, dwarf rabbits and small-eared rabbits as pets. Dwarf rabbits are small and are best kept indoors, while rabbits are not weather sensitive and can be kept outdoors in temperate climates. The rabbit-like floppy rabbit grows to a good size and has long, soft ears.
The type of rabbit you want to keep as a pet will partly determine the care. First of all, like cats and dogs, rabbits need to be vaccinated by a veterinarian to stay healthy. Disease carriers can harm animals if we do not wash before and after contact with our animals. Rabbits can be susceptible to worms and other food parasites, so it’s important to take your rabbit to the vet if needed. Talk to your veterinarian about how to care for your rabbit and any questions you may have before completing your purchase.
Rabbits eat pellets, hay and vegetables. Most rabbits like to eat carrots or lettuce. You want to feed your rabbit every day to make sure it eats the right amount. Unlike cats that eat when hungry, rabbits can overeat and become overweight.
Some commercial rabbit foods contain nuts; however, they are usually not good because they contain a lot of fiber. You can feed your rabbit fruit, but it’s not recommended to do this every day.
A rabbit cage can be inside your house or if you want to keep them outdoors, a wooden cage will do. Most outdoor cages are designed to drop litter so they don’t sit or lie on it.
The cage should be large enough to accommodate an adult rabbit with the litter spreading out to form a nice little house. Give them plenty of water to drink and change the water daily. Having a garden for your pet rabbit is a great idea. They can roam around for exercise, which all animals need.
You will want to clean their cages at least once a week or more depending on how messy or foul-smelling they are. Your rabbit needs a clean environment, just like you, to eliminate the risk of disease. An important factor in having a long-lived rabbit is its environment. Most rabbits live 5 to 10 years.
Rabbits with their fuzzy cottontails or floppy ears are just some of the cutest pets you can own. They are a medium maintenance pet with proper feeding and environment care you can have your rabbit for years. Your children will enjoy showing off their pet rabbit to all their friends and beg you to take him to show and tell. Pets are needed to complete a family and provide enjoyment for everyone.
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