How much do rabbits cost? Between housing, food, and veterinary care, the cost to keep a rabbit can be surprisingly high. Before bringing any pet home, it’s important to be certain that you have the resources to care for it properly.
Rabbits’ nails, like their teeth, are continually growing. Wild rabbits wear down their nails by digging burrows and running over rough ground. But pet rabbits often need a trim, otherwise, their long nails may catch on things, or curl under and cause sore hocks.
Myxomatosis is a disease that affects both wild rabbits and domestic rabbits. It’s almost always fatal. Fortunately, you can have your rabbit vaccinated to protect them.
Many people ask, can rabbits live alone? Rabbits are social animals, and, like us, can suffer from loneliness. Though there are exceptions, most rabbits want and need another rabbit for company. For this reason, we always recommend keeping rabbits in groups of two or more.
Can cats and rabbits get along? Rabbits are prey animals and cats are predators. so It might surprise you to know that, in the right circumstances, some cats and rabbits can become good friends.
Animal advocates around the world agree: it’s best to spay and neuter your pets. But you may wonder if it’s strictly necessary. Why bother if you only have one pet rabbit, for example? Why not save the money and spare your rabbit a trip to the vet?
A wild rabbit gets a lot of exercise. Pet rabbits also need a high level of activity and can suffer if they don’t have the space to play and run off their energy. How much exercise does your rabbit need, and what’s the best way to make sure they get it? We’re glad you asked.
Most of us have a first aid kit for ourselves. But you’d be surprised how many people forget to put one together for their pets. A rabbit first aid kit can help you to deal with everyday minor injuries. It can also buy you time with larger problems, while you bring your rabbit to a rabbit vet.
Rabbits are happiest in pairs. But if you’re not buying a pair for breeding, and you don’t want any unexpected baby rabbits, it’s important to know the gender of your bunnies before you bring them home. Do you know how to sex a rabbit?
Boredom in rabbits can cause both behavioural and health problems. You might know some of the signs, for example excessive chewing. But there are other ways your rabbit may be trying to tell you that they’re bored. Learn how to tell if your pet is bored, and how to help.