By Stacy N. Hackett
Smokey enjoys playing hide-and-seek with his owner, Randy Mastronicola of California. When Smokey sees Mastronicola enter the room for playtime, the male rabbit hides in his tunnel, then pokes his head out to make sure his owner sees him. Smokey usually repeats this behavior several times, eventually coming out from under the tunnel to let Mastronicola scratch his neck and back.
Regular interactive play sessions benefit you and your rabbit, helping you create a strong relationship with your pet and ensuring the rabbit receives adequate exercise. A routine playtime also keeps your pet mentally stimulated, helping to prevent inappropriate behaviors like digging and chewing your possessions.
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