Should rabbits be kept in cages?
In my experience, with just a few precautions, the quality of life for my pet rabbits has been greatly increased by allowing them to live cage free. They have their own litter box, just like house cats, and are basically mess-free. I spend time early on with my rabbits reinforcing good behaviors (potty training and chewing habits) and because of that, they are able to comfortably enjoy the freedom of my home just like any “typical” pet.
Do rabbits only eat carrots?
The most common diet question about my pet rabbits’ diet is whether or not I feed them carrots all day. Yes, all rabbits enjoy carrots, much like children enjoy candy bars; however, carrots and other fruits and vegetables are high in sugars that aren’t great for their diet. I use carrots and other vegetables as supplemental additions to their diet as well as treats. Their diet mostly consists of fresh Timothy hay and small amounts of feed pellets and fresh leafy greens.
Are rabbits high maintenance pets?
The short answer: YES (But aren’t we all?) Pet rabbits require dierent feeding rituals than most dogs or cats. You can’t just leave a bowl of food out for them to eat as they are hungry over a couple days like dogs or cats. They need fresh hay in their litter box at least twice a day and it is important to change the water dish daily. It is also less common to nd a veterinarian that knows how to treat common rabbit health issues. Like any new pet addition to your home, these things quickly become routine and the rewards make it worth it.
What is the lifespan commitment
This comes up for me often and the question is just as complicated to answer as it would be for a dog or cat. Typically speaking, 8-10 years is the average lifespan for an indoor pet rabbit. This
can be greatly influenced by lifestyle factors as well. My rabbits are cage free, which adds to a happier life experience and helps to prevent depression; they are fed a healthy organic diet and treats and toys are catered to their needs to help promote a healthier lifespan. The important thing to remember is that they’ll be a part of your life for years to come.
Should rabbits be spayed/neutered?
YES. Even if you only have one indoor pet rabbit, you’ll want to get them spayed or neutered. As rabbits mature, they become increasingly territorial and will naturally want to dig or burrow in carpets and furniture, as well as mark their areas. Having them spayed or neutered reduces these hormonal urges as well as reducing their risk of testicular or ovarian cancers. This also decreases the scent of urine to almost nothing and promotes nearly perfect litter box habits. Even if you only have one pet rabbit, you’ll be happier sharing your home with them xed.
Are rabbits good with other pets?
As with all house pets, this is dependent on the personalities of the animals involved. Rabbits
naturally are prey animals and have instinctive fears of dogs and cats. However, if properly introduced, rabbits can love and be loved by other household pets.