Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Pauline G. Carter
Rabbits are adorable creatures which makes them a popular pet choice for many families. These animals are highly intelligent and inquisitive, which makes them great companions. They are available in various breeds, which makes them differ in shape, size, and personality.
Rabbits have complicated needs and keeping your rabbits happy is not always a walk in the park. Whether you are a new rabbit owner or an experienced one, there are lots of simple things that you can do to keep your rabbit happy and healthy. They include:
Give them a Healthy Diet
Feeding your rabbit with a balanced diet full of a variety of foods is one of the easiest ways to keep them happy and healthy. Remember that rabbits have an unusual digestive system and you should not feed them with anything that upsets their stomach. Ideally, 80% of your daily rabbit diet should consist of grass and hay.
Leafy greens and vegetables are also ideal for incorporating into your bunnies’ diet. They give vital vitamins, fiber, and minerals to the rabbit. Give fruits to your rabbit as a special treat ad ensure they have access to fresh and clean water always.
Make a Comfortable Hutch
The hutch for your rabbit should be a comfortable place where they feel happy and safe from predators. Rabbits are active creatures and they need enough space to carry out different activities. Make sure the rabbit hutch is 3-4 times bigger than the full length of your rabbit. Rabbits feel happy in large enclosures.
Clean their Cage
Rabbits are naturally clean creatures and keeping them in a dirty environment can make them unhappy and sick. Clean their hatches regularly, and remove any leftover foods daily. Also, clean their dishes before you refill their foods. You should also remove soiled litter every day to keep your rabbits’ cage smelling fresh.
Groom your Rabbit Regularly
Just like many pets, rabbits are no exception when it comes to grooming. Grooming your bunny is a great time to bond. You can groom your bunny by brushing its coat regularly. Also, trim your rabbit’s nails if they get long and sharp.
Ensure Your Rabbit Gets Regular Exercise
Exercises are very important to rabbits. It is one way to keep your rabbits fit as it helps them keep a healthy weight. When your rabbit stays in a hutch all day, it will become dull stressed, and bored. Ensuring your rabbit gets regular exercise keeps them happy.
Create Quality Play Time
The best way to make your rabbit healthy is to create playtime. Playing with your bunny encourages pet bond time. Playtime lowers your rabbit’s stress level and increases their mental well-being. Playtime keeps illness and diseases at bay and helps your bunny to stay healthy and happy.
Give them a Companion
Rabbits are happier when they are with a companion than when they are alone. Keep your rabbits in pairs or groups and they will be happier.
These are some of the things that you can do to keep your rabbit happy and healthy. When your bunny is happy and healthy you will be happy too.