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4 Tips to Help You Take Care of Your Rabbit

Did you know that there are several hundred different breeds of rabbits? Rabbits come in all sizes, with different coats, different patterns and different personalities.

Are you interested in getting a rabbit? Or are you just curious to know what it’s like to have a sweet little rabbit at home? Then you’ve come to the right place; we will tell you more about it today.

  1. Rabbits’ Lifespan

Many people mistakenly think that rabbits only live for one or two years. However, this is the lifespan of hardy animals in the wild. The rabbits we have at home have a fairly long life span compared to other small animals. If properly cared for, rabbits can live anywhere from 7 to 12 years.

The lifespan of a rabbit varies depending on its breed. Large breeds of rabbits do not live as long as small breeds. For example, giant flamingo rabbits live about 7 years, while miniature rabbits can live up to 12 years.

  1. Rabbits Are Quiet

Unlike many other animals, rabbits don’t make much noise. They are very quiet animals, which is a big plus, especially if you live in an apartment. Or if you are a very light sleeper and wake up at the slightest noise.

If that’s the case, a rabbit is a great pet for you because it makes little or no noise, even if it decides to go to bed later than you.

  1. Rabbits Need CompanyHow much company does my rabbit need? - Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

Rabbits are social animals. In the wild, these hardy animals are rarely alone. There is a risk that your rabbit will become lonely in its cage. You must be prepared to spend a lot of time with your rabbit each day. This means giving your rabbit your full attention. If you can’t spend enough time interacting with your rabbit, you should find him a friend.

If you have two rabbits of the same sex, they can become territorial and aggressive and fight with each other. The best rabbit pairing is a male and female, but it’s best to make sure they are neutered or spayed.

If you spend enough time with your rabbit, you’ll end up becoming best friends, as rabbits are known to be affectionate with their owners.

Some rabbits even come to recognize their owner’s voice and come when called or follow their owner around the house.

It takes time to become friends. However, it takes time for your rabbit to get used to you, to being petted and caged.  Rabbits need to get used to this slowly. However, the time and effort required is well worth it.

The more time you spend with your rabbit, the more you’ll see its unique personality. Like, for example, running around the room and jumping when he’s happy. Once you become friends, you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of each other.

  1. Rabbits Can Live Outdoors Full Time

It is possible to keep rabbits in cages outdoors, even during the winter. In winter, the cage should be raised off the ground to prevent cold air from getting underneath.

To keep the rabbit comfortable outdoors, you must ensure that:

  • The cage is in a draft-free, weather-free location.
  • The cage is placed in an area sheltered from the sun and wind
  • The cage is sturdy and easy to clean
  • The cage is raised off the ground to keep the floor dry.
  • The cage is equipped with secure locks to prevent escape or theft.
  • The rabbit is protected from predators
  • The rabbit must have the opportunity to jump and hide.
  • The rabbit has a safe and sufficiently large space to be active.

It’s important to remember that an outdoor rabbit needs as much companionship and activation as an indoor rabbit, which means you should be prepared to go out with your rabbit every day and be with him no matter what the weather.

There you go! With those tips, if you ever get a rabbit, you will know what to do to take care of it. Do you have any other tips? Share them with us in the comments below.

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