Rabbits are, in fact, quite intelligent creatures able to memorize, solve problems, and react to cues. Don’t believe me? Every morning at 6:30am when our alarm clock rings, I hit the snooze button. The second time it rings, I hit the snooze button again. Up until now, Bunny is nowhere to be seen. The third time the alarm rings, Bunny comes running and is at my heels before I can even turn the alarm off. We then race to the kitchen (he usually wins, even though he circles my feet all the way) and he patiently waits for me to give him a carrot out of the fridge. This happens every morning and shows that Bunny can count and remembers a routine.
Preparing for Your First House Rabbit - My House Rabbit
One of the most important things you will do for your rabbit is establishing suitable housing for him. You will make your lives together more harmonious if you establish something that works for both of you. One of the most difficult aspects of sharing your home with a rabbit is that they chew. It’s one way that they explore the world. So, you need to bunny proof the rooms in which he will live and exercise. Rabbits are very fond of electrical cords and can be very badly hurt or killed if they chew on them. There are three basic strategies: 1) cover the cord with thick plastic tubing, slit along it’s length and slipped over the cord, (available in the plumbing section of hardware stores) or similar material; 2) block access to the cord (but bunnies are quite good at getting past barriers); 3) remove/relocate the cord. Do not assume that you can train your bunny not to chew on cords. Some plants are unhealthy or even poisonous to rabbits (see list in following section), so you’ll also need to prevent your bunny from getting to them. Some rabbits will also chew on baseboards, furniture and carpeting. This is especially true when they are initially exploring a new environment. If you have something you want to be absolutely sure won’t be sampled by your bunny, put it somewhere where he can not get to it.
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Enrichment for Rabbits | Bunny Toys - My House Rabbit
Perhaps you've just your first rabbit, or maybe you already have a rabbit and would like more information to help you understand her better. The , a national nonprofit organization, recommends that you keep your rabbit in the house rather than . Rabbits are intelligent, social animals who need affection, and they can become wonderful companion animals if given a chance to interact with their human families.There are many options for housing your rabbit indoors, including puppy pens, bunny condos, rabbit cages or simply a bunny proofed room. We’ll discuss each option below.