Many people enjoy getting a pet rabbit because they’re somewhat easy to tame as house pets. Pet rabbits can live in a cage outside, inside, or just free roam the house. Of course, you’ll want to prepare your house for a free-range pet rabbit.
Today we’re sharing some tips to help you get your house ready for that free-range pet rabbit. They can chew on things and get into must trouble if the home is not rabbit-proofed before they arrive. Enjoy these tips that will help you be the best pet rabbit owner ever!
A Long Commitment
Remember that pet rabbits can live 10 years or more! This is going to be a long commitment so you’ll need to make sure you’re ready to take on the needs of this pet rabbit. A pet rabbit can have some hefty upfront costs during the adoption process, and they’ll need specific vet care throughout their life to ensure your rabbit stays healthy.
Setup Primary Housing
The best place for your pet rabbit’s primary housing area is a central part of the house. Consider having a part of the living room or a side area in a family room where the family is most often around. This housing area will include a home such as a puppy crate or similar that you prepare for your pet rabbit’s sleeping quarters.
Rabbit-Proof the Primary Housing Area
Once you have a primary housing area for your pet rabbit, you’ll want to get it rabbit-proofed. Remove access to any wires, electrical outlets, and make sure you don’t have any wooden furniture. Pet rabbits enjoy chewing on things so your carpet, wood furniture, and cables are all something to keep away from the pet rabbit.
Get Some Supplies
Your pet rabbit will need food and water regularly so make sure you purchase the best rabbit food and use a bottled or safer water supply that’s been filtered for your rabbit’s water. A pet rabbit will also require hay, vegetables, and food pellets.
Setup a Puppy Gate
While your pet rabbit is indeed a house pet, they will need a place to close up when you’re away from home or sleeping. They can’t have free-range of the entire home all of the time. Use a puppy gate that has a latch on it, and is high enough that your rabbit can’t jump over it to secure the rabbit during non-supervision times.
In conclusion, having a pet rabbit is an excellent investment for those who want to have a non-traditional pet. These little bunnies will provide you with much entertainment, as long as you don’t mix a male and female rabbit, they will breed quickly and often!