Happy Healthy House Rabbits

Rabbits are cute wobbly-eared creatures that grace British homes and gardens across the country. According to the RSPCA they are the third most popular pet in the UK after cats and dogs. Which in plain English means as a nation we’re bonkers about bunnies. Before I carry on, I must point out that it’s essential that bunnies are researched before deciding to bring one home. You could be caring for their wobbly ears for up to 12 years! Have a read of our informative guide, All You Need To Know About Rabbits to get you started. Here is a brief starter guide to house rabbits…

The Basics

A house rabbit needs some basic essentials:

  • A Feed Bowl. Heavy ceramic is best to stop bunny paws from tipping it up!
  • A Drinking Bottle.
  • Bunny Food.
  • Extruded pellets or a muesli mix. – A Carrier. Essential for impromptu trips to see the vet.
  • Toys to keep them amused.

Indoor Bunny Love

Housing A small house bunny can live in a large cage, as long as they get regular daily (supervised) exercise – this is essential to their welfare. Larger breeds aren’t suited to temporary cage confinement as they’re simply too big. Which leads me nicely on to… Bunny Proofing Your Home To keep your house rabbit happy and healthy you should bunny proof your home… electrical wires should be hidden or coated with a particularly tough outer to prevent chewing – especially those in dark warren-like areas, such as under the sofa. Rabbits have a very natural and normal urge to chew, and wires make a very tempting target for nibblers! House plants should be moved out of reach or removed completely, just in case they are poisonous to your furry friend. Bunnies, Cats and Dogs It is possible for your house rabbit to live harmoniously with your cat or dog. However, before you bring a bunny into your home, you must thoroughly research this subject to ensure you are prepared. It requires some hard work on your part to avoid mistakes!