Learn all the important factors to help ensure your rabbit is happy!
Step 1: Give your rabbit a nice place to live.
Give your rabbit a large living space with enough room to hop around during the day while you are gone. Rabbits require a hutch, or cage, with an adequate food and water supply. If kept outside they require shelter from extreme weather conditions.
Step 2: Give your rabbit lots of places to explore.
It is important for rabbits to be able to hop around and explore different spaces. Rabbits like to hang out under tables, chairs, shelves, corners, and various tight spaces.
Step 3: Get your rabbit toys to play with!
Rabbits love to chew. They will chew on anything they can get to! Therefore it is important to give them various chew toys. If you do not provide them with things to chew then they will eventually find their way to your favorite chair!
Step 4: Give your rabbit lots of affection.
Rabbits love to be loved. Show them you care by giving them an occasional scratch on the nose!
Step 5: Keep in mind that your rabbit is a rabbit.
Rabbits will dig, chew, and poo. Do not try to stop them from these behaviors. Rabbits are also known for their cleanliness and it is normal to expect that they will spend much of their day grooming themselves.
Step 6: Get your rabbit a friend!
Rabbits get lonely. They are accustomed to living in small groups, so getting your rabbit a companion will enhance its living experience.
Step 7: Do not exploit your rabbit on Easter!
Rabbits are not toys and do not enjoy being put into tiny baskets!!