Rabbits are the most beautiful house pets you can own. They’re highly intelligent, friendly, and social and live about 8 to 13 years. They also require much attention like other family pets do. As rabbits are bred for appearance and look rather than personality, all breeds might make glorious companies.
House rabbit care is one of the most important issues which have to be planned before buying bunnies. Rabbits are more active and energetic in the morning and evening and sleep throughout the day and during the night. Hence, their schedule fits with some of active families.
Bunny ought to be given only just as much freedom as they are capable to handle; some rabbits can be remained out of their cage all day long, but strictly with some limits. Rabbit’s need about 3-7 hours of exercise daily outside their cage; the rest of the time they are kept in a playpen area or spend time by sleeping inside the cage.
Rabbits want some social interactions with the people in their surroundings even they become more curious in such surroundings.
For the best house rabbit care, put the cage where you can keep an eye on them and they see you and the family as well. A good place could be the living room or kitchen. Bunnies enjoy hearing people and can frequently position themselves to look at you. If the bunny is placed in an exceedingly active area (e.g. Living room or TV Lounge), a little “cave” ought to be added so that bunny includes a rut to lounge when stressed or tired. Card board boxes having a hole cut at the one end, paper bags, and upturned milk kennel all work nicely. Never keep rabbits outside too long as they may face lots of predators (2- and 4-legged) that may directly or indirectly kill a rabbit, also many insects may carry some diseases (maggots, botfly, myxomatosis, fleas, mites, etc) that infect an outside rabbit very easily. Outdoor rabbits may also afflicted by undetected ailments and loneliness. If you allow your rabbits to stay outside for the whole day long, make sure they are inside a durable wire enclosure, protected against the bad weather, and secure them from potential predators, such as dogs, cats, coyote, fox, flying creatures such as hawks.
Temperature is also one of the great concern in house rabbit care; bunnies are inclined to warmth heat stroke and can succumb to temps within the eighties. Keep bunny inside a cold room (60-80 F); during the hot days run the AC or set a plastic soda bottle container full of frozen water within the cage having a fan. Sadly, we observed many bunnies with missing ears triggered by suffering a Wisconsin winter. Bunnies belong inside with the family.
In house rabbit care, cage size has a most significant role in the rabbit’s life. Usually, a minimum cage size is 25″x30″x19″ (DxLxH), bigger is definitely better. Wire cages are good but don’t use aquariums or solid walls because they trap warmth with heat, reduce circulation, and stop bunny from watching their pet humans. A 15 gauge wired mesh with 1″ X ½” openings is sufficient. Another better choice is multi-level hutches associated with ramps which are carpeted well. A wire-bottom cage is also suitable, as much as there are solid surfaces (litter pans area, rugs) to safeguard the feet. Cages with solid plastic at bottoms are not recommended, as their slippery surface can make them to face some troubles.