Many of our patients will be dogs and cats, but we also would like to see other less traditional pets like rabbits! . Rabbits as pets can be a great fit for many families, but they are not for everyone. So, how do you know if a rabbit would be a good option for you and your family? If you’re considering adding a bunny to your home, consider the following:
🐰Gentle handling, not a great option for little children.
🐰Rabbits, being prey species, can get stressed easily and loud noises or fast movements can exacerbate this condition.
🐰They also need to get exercise! Can be very energetic and active, especially at dawn and dusk.
🐰Balanced diet, including fresh vegetables and plenty of hay is important
🐰They require objects to chew to wear down their teeth.
🐰Routine veterinary visits are recommended. They should get spay/neuter and some might need dental care.
🐰Keep in mind that rabbits can live for 10 or more years.
🐰They need to wear down their teeth by chewing - they never stop growing!
🐰Can be trained to use a litter box
If you think a rabbit is the right choice for your family, consider adopting. Many small mammals are often surrendered when things don’t work out.
Having a good veterinarian, who is familiar with your exotic species is invaluable.Dr. McCullough and our team are experienced with rabbits and other exotics pet species!