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Keep Your Single Rabbit Happy

Rabbits are social animals, so take steps to keep a single rabbit happy.

By Caroline Charland

Step 1: Have your rabbit spayed or neutered (even though you don’t have to worry about unwanted litters, spaying and neutering reduces hormonal behavior and reduces your rabbit’s risk of certain conditions, including cancer.)

Step 2: Provide lots of toys and chewables to keep your rabbit occupied when you are unable to spend time with it.

Step 3: Spend at least three hours a day with your rabbit, even if this means just cuddling in bed at night.

Step 4: If your rabbit is confined to a cage or pen, make sure you provide at least four hours of out-of-pen-time in a safe room for exercise and play.

Step 5: Consider getting your rabbit another rabbit it can bond with!

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Good advice.
Erica, Denton, TX
Posted: 3/6/2012 1:07:10 PM
melanie this comment is for matter what you thing it is cruel to keep your rabbit confined to a rabbits are litter box trained and the door to their cage is ALWAYS left open..they are free to hope around..just have to make sure you rabbit prrof your home
debi, seaford, NY
Posted: 8/20/2010 7:30:26 AM
This article really helped me care for my single Netherland Dwarf Rabbit. I know that getting two rabbits will let the rabbits groom eachother and have company when their human companions are not home but her cage can only fit one bunny. Money has been a problem for our family so we can't afford a new cage. Also rabbits are very terretorial so fights can happen. Thank You!
Melanie, Kingsville, ON
Posted: 7/30/2009 12:14:01 PM
yippee, my bunbun is getting a buddy. first she is being spayed this week
S, Fairfax County, VA
Posted: 3/1/2009 12:17:30 PM
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