If you are thinking of getting a bunny to own as your new pet, you may be wondering if it is going to be difficult to take care of a bunny. These are intelligent, beautiful creatures that can bring great joy to your home. Read on for must-know tips for how to take care of a bunny.
What do bunnies need? Before you get a bunny for yourself or for your children, it is important to realize that you will need to spend some money on the right supplies. The most important thing you will need is a cage large enough for your bunny to stretch out and move around. I must stress that bunnies do not belong outside all alone or in the extreme elements. If you want to have a bunny as a pet, make sure you will be able to have enough room for a suitable cage inside your house.
Before you bring bunny into your house, make sure you take a look at the rooms and clear the areas of any wires on the floor or any small pieces that bunny may think about chewing on or eating. I’ve replaced more than my fair share of phone chargers and other wires because I didn’t know this fact about bunnies!
Bunnies will need plenty of fresh timothy hay (get alfalfa for young bunnies up until 6 months), pellets, and water that you will need to replenish daily. Bunnies also love to eat green leafy and fibrous vegetables: chard, lettuce, spinach, and yes, carrots, too. You can feed your bunny slivers of bananas and carrots as treats.
Bunnies like most small pets, also need some form of bedding. Get one made of paper and not wood chips — this can be dangerous for your bunny. Paper-based bedding is soft and provides warmth and also something to go to the bathroom on, which will make cleaning the cage easier.
Clean the rabbit cage about once per week. It is easier if you take a gloved hand and remove the soiled areas and replace with fresh bedding daily. Most rabbits will use the same corner for their bathroom, making it easier for you to clean up.
Rabbits need exercise daily. If you think you can leave your bunny in its cage all the time, you are missing out on the best part of owning a bunny. They are lovable creatures and show their happiness in fun ways. When they are most happy, they run and jump around and do “binkies” which is a term used to describe their funny feet kicking and head swaying behavior. They also love to snuggle up and be petted next to their owner. When they are content, they make little grunting noises!
That’s basically all bunnies need: a cage, food, water, hay, and plenty of love and exercise. Having a bunny as a pet is a source of daily happiness for your family. However, be sure that you know what you are getting into when having a bunny as a pet. For more information on how to take care of rabbits, visit http://www.RabbitCareCompleteGuide.com.