Bunnies eat food pellets, hay, fresh leafy vegetables, and a small amount of carrots. Treats can include apples, bananas, or pineapple chunks.
Get a cage for your bunny. You can tell it’s the right size if your bunny can take three hops in one direction while in the cage. Include a litter box, bedding like straw or hay, a food dish, and a hanging water bottle. Make sure to clean the bunny’s cage every week.
Rabbits live from 8-12 years.
Taking Care of Your Bunny
· Lift your bunny up carefully and slowly using two hands so that the bunny’s legs are always supported.
· Help keep your bunny clean by wiping the bunny’s ears, brushing their fur, and trimming their nails.
Visiting the Veterinarian
It is recommended you take your bunny to the vet once every year for a checkup. Many dog and cat vets do not take care of bunnies and you will need to find a special vet.
· Many rabbits are abandoned in shelters so check your local shelter if any bunnies need a home.
· Bunnies are NOT nocturnal.
· Rabbit’s purr when they are happy.
· Outside is a scary place for bunnies! Keep them safe indoors.
· Rabbits eat their own poop! The poop you clean up is the food they have digested twice.