An introduction to rabbits

Rabbits are inquisitive and adventurous pets who love to have a spacious environment to explore, a rabbit friend for company and tasty food to graze on.  

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Rabbits are inquisitive and adventurous pets who love to have a spacious environment to explore, a rabbit friend for company and tasty food to graze on.  

Often seen as cute and fluffy, Rabbits come with big characters and a variety of needs making them a pet not to be taken lightly.

Although they do not enjoy being handled, with time and patients' rabbits can bond very close to their owners and often choose to hop up for a tasty treat or a chin rub hello.

Thinking of getting a pet rabbit? Here are a few fast facts to help make that decision a little easier.

Fast Facts:

Companionship: Rabbits need to live with a neutered rabbit companion to help them feel safe and happy. The best mix is a neutered male & female.

Life expectancy: Rabbits can live for 8-12 yrs+

Accomodation: Rabbits need lots of space to keep them fit, healthy and happy, the ideal size should consist of a 6ft by 2ft (183cm by 61cm) Hutch & a 10ft long by 5ft wide by 3ft high (305cm by 153 cm) run attached to the hutch or shed.

Diet: Rabbits are herbivores, their diet needs to be 85% hay/Grass, 5% pellets, 10% vegetables and safe plants with fresh drinking water always available.

Health: Rabbits require two sets of vaccinations every year to protect them from Myxomatosis & RVHD 1&2. They also require their nails to be trimmed regularly & their teeth to be monitored for dental disease.

Family friendly: Rabbits do enjoy the companionship of humans and can become very affectionate and enjoy taking tasty fresh forage from your hands. Rabbits do not enjoy being handled and are likely to kick and scratch when an attempt is made, they can find loud noises and sudden movement scary so they are often suited to families with slightly older children who are happy to allow the rabbits to settle in their own time.

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