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.
Bunnies live in nests and dens located near shrubs, tall grass and other bushy foliage that provides good cover, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Female rabbits create bowl-like nests called forms using grass, leaves and fur from their own bellies to line the bottom. When
Domesticated rabbits have a life span of about 9 years depending on size, breed and several other factors; wild rabbits, on the other hand, have very high mortality rates. Both European rabbits and Eastern cottontail rabbits, two common species, rarely live more than a year due to predators.
The best way to find a good home for a bunny is to advertise in veterinarian's offices, pet stores and other places that might attract people interested in a rabbit. Include a picture and all relevant information about the rabbit, and charge a small adoption fee.
Bunnies like to eat timothy, oat and grass hay, and a variety of green leafed vegetables, such as lettuce, collard greens and kale. Bunnies also eat nutrient fortified timothy or alfalfa pellets. A bunny’s ideal diet varies depending on age and living environment.
Baby bunnies are typically not found for free. Most breeders charge between $25 and $75, depending on the breed of rabbit. Rescuing a rabbit from a shelter is also a viable option, costing about the same as going through a breeder.
Rabbits, or bunnies, have an impressive sense of vision and hearing, boast powerful hind legs and express joy. Despite their quiet natures, rabbits also make vocalizations, mostly in communication with each other.
Rabbits can be trained to use a litter box in the same way as cats. Adult rabbits are more receptive to training than younger ones. You need a litter box, timothy hay, newspaper and a large cage to train a rabbit effectively.
Rabbits can be found for sale on RabbitBreeders.us. The website contains a rabbit breeders directory and various search tools. It also provides several articles on rabbits, such as information on raising and caring for them, as well as pet supplies and links to books about rabbits.
As of 2014, some bunny games for kids include "Easter Egg Hop" and "Curious George Bunny Ride." These games are geared for children. Each of them is available online to play for free.