Before getting your own pet rabbit, there are several things you need to know about them, chief among them what you need to buy for it. First and foremost, you must prepare the materials required for the quiet, cute, cuddly, and furry mammal’s living area. They’d never live or survive in cages because rabbits are known for their activeness. They’ll be hopping all over the place normally, so you need a wide open area for them to do the thing they do without outright buying a ranch and a farm for them. You should offer these gregarious, active animals a lot of leeway for exploration, such as two-tier or three-tier rabbit “condos”.
Your Bunny Might Require an Entire Room
If you live in an apartment, it might be a good idea to simply use a room for your bunny to stay at since having a whole room works and provides him all the space he’d ever want. Of course, you shouldn’t simply empty a room and presume that everything will be fine. You need to rabbit-proof it first so that your bunny won’t end up escaping and whatnot. You want him to freely move around, yes, but he shouldn’t be too free to put in poop pellets all over your pristine house. You can use part of your kitchen, your family room, or your bedroom as the rabbit’s abode.
The best rabbit pens are dog or puppy exercise pens, because they’re useful and wide. Your pen should at least be 32 to 36 inches tall to ensure that those hoppers don’t end up hopping out of their home and into the rest of your house. Anything shorter will enable the rabbit to go over it like it was a hurdle at track and field. With that said, you should realize that rabbits won’t be spending all their time in that pen. They need something or someplace else to spend time at.
Appropriate Litter, Water Bottle, and Hay
Feline pine products are great for rabbits. As for what you should put in your litter box, you should buy Carefresh and Yesterday’s News, because they’re made of paper products or recycled newspapers. Clay cat litter is a no-no for rabbits because they can cause problems for these poor sensitive bunnies. You can line your litter box with flat or shredded newspaper with hay on top. As for the hay that’s part of your rabbit’s diet (they don’t just eat carrots), it should be grass or timothy hay.
You also require a water bottle or heavy water crock to keep your rabbit hydrated. A bowl or crock is where rabbits drink the most, although water bottles are also acceptable. The thing with bottles is that you need to take a few precautions. For example, you should check the bottle daily in order to make sure that it’s not clogged in any way. What’s more, you can’t let water lay stagnant in the bottle; you should instead empty and refill it every day to make sure that your bunny is acquiring fresh liquid every time.