You’ve heard the tales: your cat’s been scratching the floor with rabbits, running around the house in a frenzy, chasing your cat, and chasing rabbits in the backyard.
But what about the rabbit?
According to The Humane Society of the United States, rabbit ownership has dropped by 80% in the last 40 years, and some animal shelters and animal-loving friends are saying that the rabbit is not only a pest, but also a threat to the health of our furry friends.
That’s why many people have taken to keeping their pets indoors, where the rabbits are less likely to roam and have to be fenced in.
But keeping a pet in a home where rabbits are a nuisance is dangerous.
When it comes to keeping a rabbit in your home, keep these tips in mind.1.
Do not feed rabbits in a cage or on the floor.
Cats have been known to chew on other animals, which is why many keep their pets in cages and cages alone.
If you’re worried about the health and safety of your rabbit, keep it in a separate area.2.
Keep your rabbit under control.
Make sure the area is at least 2 feet wide and 3 feet long, and your rabbit should be fed on a per-minute basis.3.
Check on your rabbit every 2 to 3 weeks.
You may want to make sure your rabbit is being given a bath and eating.
If your rabbit doesn’t seem to be getting enough exercise, you may want him or her to be spayed or neutered.
If a rabbit’s behavior is erratic or threatening, you should take it to a veterinarian.4.
Do NOT let your rabbit out in the yard or into the street.
These animals are not social, and they are not very friendly to pets.
If the rabbit appears to be agitated, aggressive, or fearful, keep him or a family member away from the rabbit.5.
Provide a safe, clean, and comfortable place for your rabbit.
You can also keep the rabbit in a secure, enclosed area.6.
Provide plenty of water in a water bowl or bowl of ice.
If possible, give the rabbit plenty of food and water every day, and make sure it has a clean, dry litter box.7.
Don’t leave your rabbit unattended in your bedroom, office, or other enclosed space.
Rabbits need to be able to escape from other animals in the home.
Rabbets should not be allowed to roam around and run wild in enclosed spaces.8.
Keep pets away from other pets.
Keep them away from children, pets, and other animals.9.
Provide food and exercise opportunities for your pet.
Make it a point to give your pet plenty of opportunities to exercise and socialize, and to provide a safe environment for your cat.10.
Provide the opportunity for exercise for your pets to thrive.
Make exercise a priority for your bunny.11.
Provide shelter for your animal when needed.
Make a shelter out of something that is comfortable to hold and easy to move.12.
Don´t leave your bunny unattended, even for a few minutes.
When your rabbit does wander off, find it, find your rabbit!
You can get your rabbit back by getting it back to the veterinarian.
For more tips on how to keep a rabbit safe, check out these helpful rabbit safety tips.
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