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CAMPING & RVING WITH PETS

Rabbits

on Saturday, 16 August 2008. Posted in Camping and RVing with Small Animals

Rabbits

pet-rabbitsRabbits are sweet, gentle, beautiful animals that make great pets if they’re handled kindly.  They’re also a lot of fun to watch. 

Rabbits can make great pets - Here's what you need to know.

pet-rabbitsIf you think a rabbit might be in your future, consider adopting one from a shelter or rescue organization.  Every year after Easter, a number of unwanted rabbits are abandoned.  One or two could be perfect for your family!

Social Time
Rabbits are social animals and will do best if they don’t get too lonely.  If you get a rabbit, make sure you spend a lot of time with it, even if you’re just sitting nearby while the rabbit hops around.  They’ll appreciate the companionship.  You might decide to get two rabbits, which will make them both happier.

Living Quarters
Rabbits can live in the house, but you might have trouble with them chewing on things.  Pencils, papers, books, and table legs are all fair game in the rabbit world.  Some rabbits can be litter-box trained, but if it turns out that yours can’t, you’ll want to get it some other kind of house.  A standard rabbit hutch has a removable tray, making it easy to clean up after your rabbit.  Rabbits can also use cat or dog crates, though this will be more of a challenge to clean.  

The benefit of keeping your rabbit in the house is that it will stay safe from predators.  Indoor rabbits need to have time outside every day.  If you’re worried about your rabbit hopping off, you can fit it with a figure-eight or H-shaped harness and walk it on a leash (this also helps keep it safe from dogs and other predators.)

Food and Feeding
You can buy rabbit pellets at any pet store, but these aren’t sufficient for your rabbit’s diet.  It will also need a variety of fresh vegetables.  These not only give it needed vitamins, but they give the rabbit something to chew on!

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