Confidently care for and feed your pet rabbits. Here is pet
care de-mystified and simplified, so you can keep your pet bunny rabbits
healthy and happy for many years.
Pet Rabbit Care
Rabbits as Pets
This page is a must-read if you're still wondering if you'd make a good rabbit owner. Learn about the nature and habits of rabbits, and see if you'd like to fit a pet rabbit into your life and schedule.
Pet Bunny Care
Nine Valuable Tips covering all the essentials of pet bunny care. How to best take care of your pet bunny rabbit? It's easy:
- A good strong cage, with dimensions suggested by ND State University
- Give it clean living spaces, plus ideas on disinfection, bedding and cage enhancements
- Keep the stress level low
- Rabbit-proof the house
- Give healthy and fresh foods
- Don't overfeed, and here's how to know you're feeding enough
- Don't let the water run dry
- Ideas for cheap (or free) rabbit toys
- Do your rabbit chores daily
The page contains a lot of info; you can scan the headers and find the info you need.
Rabbit Care Checklist for New Pet Owners
This pet rabbit care information list will make it easy to get started confidently caring for your new pet bunny.
This is a checklist for weaning rabbits and buying bunnies. This page will also help dispel some myths and misconceptions about when to wean and at what age your baby rabbits are ready to sell (or purchase).
Taking Care of Pet Bunny Rabbits
How to ensure healthy physical surroundings for your pet rabbit. Keep your pet bunny rabbit safe from predators and other dangers.
Toys for Rabbits
An experienced rabbit owner
explains why toys may be good for your rabbits and offers advice on buying or
making your own rabbit toys.
How to Trim Rabbit's Claws
Trimming claws is something you can do yourself with the right tools and tips.
This page addresses the relationship between various types of rabbit cages, both solid-floored and wire floored and the ability of rabbit feet to remain healthy and free of sores.
Rabbit Teeth and Malocclusion
Rabbit teeth never stop growing. If they become misaligned, either from an injury, a genetic defect, or possibly an inadequate diet, they will need frequent attention.
(This big orange "carrot" is probably bigger than your pet rabbit. There are lots of chewing and enrichment activities, right there!)
Pet Facts and Info
Fascinating facts about rabbit brains, instincts, how they think, fear vs pain. Facts about rabbits that shed light on contentment in rabbits.
More Facts about Rabbits
Does your pet need a rabbit buddy? Eight facts about rabbits which will help you better understand and take care of your pet house or hutch rabbits.
Info on Rabbits
We get a lot of questions about pet bunnies. So we decided to create a FAQ list with answers to your hard or elusive questions about pet and show rabbits.
BunnyVac - a vaccine against Snuffles
The BunnyVac is licensed in the USA for use in well rabbits to protect against pasteurellosis. Plus, anecdotal reports indicate that in sick rabbits, the BunnyVac has reduced or eliminated symptoms in some rabbits. Learn more about rabbit vaccine immmunity here.
This very young pet rabbit will remain with its mom for another several weeks.
Fun Pet Rabbit Stuff
Here is an incredibly long list of rabbit names, and clearly we missed some, as some visitors have added their comments to the end of the page (thanks!). Maybe you'd like to check out the rabbit names and then let us know how you like to name your rabbits.
Pet Bunny Breeds
Since the word "pet" actually refers to the role you wish the animal to play in your life, it doesn't actually matter much which breed of rabbit you choose as a pet. Nevertheless, some breeds of domestic rabbits are favorites among pet owners. The page will link you to those breeds often chosen as pets, and also to the main Rabbit Breeds pages.
Rabbits make terrific classroom pets. Do you teach children in grammar school (K-6)? Then hop over and learn how you can enrich your kids and get some moolah to help pay for the project.
Pet Bunny Story from the UK
Hilarious and surprising, it's sure to fuel the continuing debate - can rabbits breed through fences?! What do you think??
Pet Rabbit Living Spaces
Raising-Rabbits is the original home of the hanging rabbit cage and PVC hutch frame combination. They are the cage system that Aurora Rex Rabbit Ranch uses in their barn.
We built them ourselves, and so can you.
Pet Rabbit Living Spaces provides all the plans for make-it-yourself hutch frames, runs, pens, and cages that are excellent for pet rabbit owners, for use both outside and inside the home.
Purchase below, or click on the picture or the title link to learn more. World of Raising Rabbits is where you can find info on all our e-books, including this one.
Pet Rabbit Living Spaces
$6.49 - Purchase Here
House rabbits with litter boxes and rabbits in stacked cages with drop pans will need some kind of bedding or litter.
Our Rabbit Bedding page explores the options, and links to additional information.
Pet Rabbit Maelstrom
The animal rights movement has been battering the pet rabbit arena for years, creating turmoil and confusion. What's cruel? What's not cruel?
By attacking healthy and humane animal practices, they will cast doubt on your ability to keep rabbits if you are not secure in your own mind of the critical importance of animals for the survival and enjoyment of humanity as a species.
We at Raising-Rabbits have borne some of the brunt of the storm for you, and as a result have written several articles on Animal Rights topics.
On Rabbits in Cages...
A domestic rabbit, in YOUR cage, has a stress level
hovering somewhere near zero, once he becomes familiar
with you and your home. If he were out in the wild and left to his devices, he
would be terrified for his life, hiding under rocks and burrows, and darting
from bush to bush. It's only a matter of
time before a hawk or coyote would end its life violently.
1) Don't feel sorry for caged rabbits. They have it very good. (Remember - they don't think like you do.) Treat your rabbit kindly, fill its needs, give it pieces of wood or other articles they can gnaw on. They will help keep the teeth short and its attention captured. You can feel confident that their fear levels are minimal and they are happy with you for a friend.
2) It's not kind or wise to release a domestic rabbit into
the wild. (It is illegal to release non-native species into the environment.) They haven't a clue
how to stay safe, having been raised in a cage and having had every need
That said, in some climates, feral rabbits thrive, breed,
become destructive forces in the environment destroying vegetation, and then
become vectors and transmitters of disease and parasites to other domestic and
native cottontail rabbit populations.
When the local rabbit population rises, so does the predator
population. As coyotes and foxes move in, they'll catch whatever doesn't run
fast enough -- whether feral rabbits or your favorite Persian or American Curl
Do You Have a Great Story About Your Pet Rabbit?
Is your rabbit entertaining? Fun? Or not? I'll bet lots of other pet rabbit owners would love to hear it!
Write your own page and tell the world about your pet rabbit. You can include up to 4 pictures, too.
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