May 1, 2017 - How to Care for a New Pet Rabbit

Thank you for caring for these special Rabbits. We pray for your success, and hope that your experience is as rewarding as Mary's was in her care for Millie's Children.

of How to Care for Newborn Rabbits was reviewed by  on April 24, 2017.

Prepare a warm nest for the wild baby rabbit. A small cardboard box lined with a soft cotton towel should suffice. You will need to keep the box in an area that has a constant temperature of 65 degrees or higher. If this is impossible, set a heating pad under the box, set at the required temperature.

How To Properly Care for Your Rabbit - Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue

There is a lot to learn on how to care for your rabbits, so why wait? Let's get started. Caring for your rabbit is probably filled with a lot of different misconceptions for those who have never ever had a rabbit before. Rabbits are very busy animals, they are very creative, they are not low maintenance and they will stay with you for quite some time. The best thing to do is get a hold of and find a vet that you feel comfortable with, that you can talk with because that will truly let you enjoy your rabbit, make sure that you keep them happy and healthy for the rest of their life.

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You’ll need to cover or redirect wires and move the rest of these items up and out of the way before bringing your bunny home. You’ll also want to set up a large box or basket filled with shredded paper for your new companion to dig in. Not all rabbits are chronic diggers, but those who are will take their natural digging instincts out on your rugs and other furnishings unless you’ve supplied an alternate digging spot. And while you’re setting up, don’t forget that rabbits also need a safe, quiet haven such as a cardboard box or plastic carrier with a towel inside. Wire cages are not suitable for bunnies.

Caring For Your Rabbit - The Rabbit Haven


Of course, caring for a rabbit isn't all play. Learn what you'll need to provide your rabbit with in order to keep him healthy, comfortable and content. People who share their home with rabbits, know what is normal or abnormal behavior with their rabbit and will act promptly to seek proper treatment. Because companion house rabbits become actual members of the home, these caretakers will not think twice about seeking veterinary attention or any costs incurred to help their long eared family member. So unless you are a commercial rabbitry, we highly encourage you to house your rabbit indoors. Most cat and dog rescues/shelters want indoor homes for their adoptable pets as well. Being that cat and dogs are predator species, it only makes sense to keep prey species bunny, safe inside.