How to care for a rabbit at home includes a prioritized list of the 10 most important issues and common problems for raising rabbits. Rabbits are fun animals to say the least. They are small so they eat little, drink little, and have little waste. They multiply at an amazing rate. Two rabbits can turn into 200 in no time. This is great if you are raising them for production. It is not so good if you are keeping all of them. We have put together a list concerning the well being of domestic rabbits. The list is in order from top to bottom stating with what we think is the most critical factor and working its way down.
How to Care for a Rabbit
- Proper nutrition is the single most important factor when caring for rabbits. Make certain they have an adequate supply of clean fresh water. They will need a proper amount of high protein rabbit food and hay. It is also necessary to supply them with a dietary supplement to ensure they have their require nutrients. They can of course have a diet of natural vegetables but it would be expensive.
- They need to be kept free from disease. They will need vaccinations. Most importantly, They need “worming”. They will also need vaccinations customized according to which country you live in. Do not expose them top any disease in their environment, If one rabbit gets sick, they will all most likely get sick if they are not promptly removed.
- They need a proper “house”. Rabbits make wonderful pets. they adapt to loving inside very well. Just remember, if you start your rabbit out inside your house, then it will not likely adjust well to any other environment. While having a pet is one thing, we never recommend keeping any pet inside of a house. There is just too many health hazards associated with it. Rabbit barns can hold a great many rabbits. If you will be raising rabbits for production, then you will have to have a barn. Whether the rabbit lives inside or out, their waste must be constantly removed.