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How do you care for a bunny?

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For good health, a bunny requires an appropriate cage, a healthy diet, the right amount of exercise and routine annual checkups with a veterinarian. Bunnies are delicate creatures and need to be handled gently.

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Bunnies should be housed indoors rather than in an outside hutch. A bunny needs a cage large enough to be able to stand up on its hind quarters and to stretch out fully. The minimum size for a bunny cage is 4 feet wide, 2 feet deep and 2 feet tall. The bunny's cage should have a solid bottom because wire cage bottoms can hurt bunnies' feet. The cage should have hay and bedding for the bunny to make a place to sleep.

Bunnies require about 1/8 to 1/4 cup of rabbit pellets containing 15 to 19 percent protein and 18 percent fiber. They also need plenty of fresh hay, which aids in their digestion. Bunnies also need fresh water, which should be changed daily. They should receive fresh leafy greens in the amount of 2 cups for every 6 pounds of the rabbit's weight. Bunnies are active animals and must be allowed out of their cages for several hours each day for exercise and play.

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