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RabbitsHabitat, Exercise & Play

Where Rabbits Like to Live

Rabbits can be kept indoors or outdoors. Your rabbit will need a cage or hutch which is at least four times larger than she is [consider her adult size when buying their cage], to ensure she have enough space to move around. If you have more than one rabbit, you will need a larger cage, or multiple cages to accommodate them.

Your rabbit can be kept outdoors all year round but ideally they should be brought into a shed or shelter provided for the winter to protect them against harsh weather conditions. A hutch cover is recommended to provide extra protection from the elements. Your rabbits hutch should be draught free and fully waterproof. It should also have a separate space where the Rabbit can exercise, and should be raised off the ground to provide protection from predators such as cats and foxes.

If your rabbit is going to live indoors, choose a cage which is specifically designed for indoor rabbits. It should be positioned in a cool room out of direct sunlight, away from radiators and clear of any draughts.  Indoor rabbits will also like time every day out of their cage to get some exercise.

Exercise & Play

Rabbits can get very bored if theyre left alone in their cage (indoor) or hutch (outdoor), when you are not around. Stimulating natural behavior by hiding treats around their cage and providing lots of gnawing toys will help to keep them entertained.

Unlike some small animals, Rabbits normally come out to play during the day and sleep at night.

Rabbits love exercise; it is a good idea let them out during the day under supervision in a play pen.  Regular exercise will help the rabbit maintain good health. You may also like to take your rabbit for a walk, and bunny harnesses are available at your local Petmania.

 

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