Pet Rabbits

Pet Rabbits: Confident care and feeding. 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

Teen girl with gray pet rabbit

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.

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How to Buy a Bunny

Advance Preparations for Bunny Ownership, tips for understanding a pet bunny's needs ahead of time so you can prepare and then purchase a pet bunny wisely.

Rabbit Care Checklist for New Pet Owners

This pet rabbit care information list makes it easy to get started confidently caring for your new pet bunny.

Baby Rabbits

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.

Fireworks and Pet Rabbits

Bunnies, Bangs, and Booms - protecting your pet rabbits during the LOUD holidays!

Outdoor Rabbits in the Winter

This page will help you keep your outside rabbits well watered and fed, and warm and dry during sub-zero weather. 

Pet Rabbit Chewing

Pet rabbit chewing is a thing! Rabbits chew for the health of their teeth. Learn the dynamics of why, and how to ensure that household items stay off the menu.

Rabbit Chew Sticks

A rabbit’s going to do what a rabbit is going to do, and that is CHEW! Check out our Raising Rabbits Chew Sticks! Fruit-infused twigs from a pristine forested environment that are safe for your rabbits to chew.

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.

Rabbit Feet

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. 

Obese Rabbits

Obesity can threaten a rabbit's life. Here are many of the factors that contribute to rabbit obesity, how to help an obese rabbit lose weight, and tips for increasing your rabbit's exercise levels.

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Pet Facts and Info

Rabbit Terms

Specific rabbit verbiage used in connection to raising and caring for rabbits, including pet rabbits.

Rabbit Facts

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.

Very Large Rabbit Pens:

This very young pet rabbit will remain with its mom for another several weeks.This very young pet rabbit will remain with its mom for another several weeks.

Fun Pet Rabbit Stuff

Bunny Photo Contest!

Is your bunny photogenic? Do you love chronicling its antics and costumes?? Share the cuteness by participating in one or more of our bunny photo contests! The contest entry form, rules, and prizes are listed on the Bunny Photo Contest page, as well as which contest is currently in progress.

Rabbit Names

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.

Classroom Pets

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.

A Cute Cottontail Story

Learn about the unlikely bond between a human and rabbit, formed through a mutual understanding of boundaries, trust and respect.

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??

Protect your electrical cords from the bunnies in your house

Pet Rabbit Living Spaces

Pet Rabbit Living Spaces E-Book, available at

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 e-book cover

If you want to spoil your bun with their own custom designed space, check out our ebook:

Pet Rabbit Living Spaces

This great ebook has tons of pictures, including all the tools and supplies you need to build everything. If your buns are pampered pets or show divas, this book has it all. Best yet: you can print off the pages you need to be a supply list for the hardware store, and an instruction manual out at the workbench when you are putting it together. 

Pet Rabbit Living Spaces has plans for the cage, an outdoor run, a folding pen, and even includes how to install air conditioning! Summer sale, so all of our ebooks are 30% off!

Get Pet Rabbit Living Spaces for $9.99  $6.99! <----Click to buy now!

Rabbit Beddings

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.

CareFRESH Plus Pet Bedding - Available Singly or in Multiples

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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 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 provided.

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 cat.

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.

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Survivor Rabbit 
I have raised rabbits for years, so when the local feed store called me about a bunny caught in someone's yard, I had to go get her. When I got the little …

Death of Pet Bunny 
I recently posted a little note about how my bunny was running around my house making nests in strange places and wondering how this battle for territory …

Female Rabbit? Male Rabbit? Ahhh!! Not rated yet
I have two bunnies, when I got them from the breeder, she said one was a boy, the other a girl. I had not one clue if she was right or wrong. So i just …

Stubborn Rabbit Choosing a Spot Not rated yet
My rabbit keeps going to this certain spot in the house and she won't leave from there. It's behind my bed in the corner. I blocked it off because she …

Pictures of pet rabbit dotty and babies Not rated yet
Hi Haren, here are the pictures I promised I would send of Dotty our French Lop and her babies. Thanks. Brigid Dotty's Story (posted a few days later): …

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