Raising rabbits can be a fun hobby, but you will need to know how to prepare to make sure your pets are healthy and happy. This three-minute video goes through all of the things you will need in order to outfit your rabbit home, as well as some things to consider before committing your time and money.
How to make a rabbit home. A rabbit home consists of a number of different things. It can be quite costly, so make sure you are aware of the costs before you start.
First of all, the cage, whether it's an outdoor cage, which is a wooden hut which is waterproof and fox proof or an indoor plastic cage, in both cages, you will need a water dish, preferably not a plastic bowl as they can gnaw through these. I've a water dish or a water bottle that should be cleaned regularly. There should be a haystack holder.
Obviously, they need a handful of hay to help that digestive system. There should also be a hiding hut as rabbits can be quite nervous animals and they do like to have their own privacy. There should be wood shavings at the bottom of the cage, that's to help soak up all their mess.
There should be plenty of straw, that's to keep them nice and warm. They sleep in the straw and they also eat it. That's another thing to help their digestive system.
All rodents and all rabbits have got teeth that continue to grow. If you don't give them something to trim those teeth down, they will overgrow and it can lead to further problems. Please consult your nearest vet if in doubt.
When thinking about your rabbit home, make sure you know the size your rabbit is going to grow. The cage should be big enough for them to have a little run around and to stretch out. The cage should be in a room temperature room.
It should be well away from any kind of drafts, direct sunlight and fires. It should be a nice calm area away from electrical appliances. As I said before, rabbits have a tendency to chew a lot, so they will be chewing through those wires if you don't cover them up or keep them well away from your rabbit.
Keep the rabbits well away from noise areas, keep them away from kitchen, utility rooms, kids play areas. Keep them in a quiet, neutral, calm place. Make sure their home is nice and cozy, somewhere to snuggle up to so they're nice and calm in their own home.
Keeping rabbits is a huge responsibility. It can work out quite costly and can be quite time consuming so make sure you have enough money, time and lots of love. With any animal, if there's any queries, anything you are worried about, always consult your local vet.
And that's my tips on how to make a rabbit home. I'm sure you've got plenty of more questions, either contact your local vet or call your local pet shop.