One thing that is crucial to your bunny’s health and well-being is making sure that she has a suitable habitat. If you want to really spoil Floppy, you can give her a whole room to herself. However, it’s much more common for pet rabbits to live in cages. A Las Vegas, NV vet discusses setting up rabbit cages below.
Size is definitely important when it comes to bunny cages. Floppy should be able to stand up, stretch out, hop around, and play without tripping over her belongings or furniture. Get the biggest cage you have room for. We recommend a wire or mesh cage. Choose one with a solid bottom: wire floors can be dangerous.
Once you have the cage picked out, you’ll need to add some accessories. A comfy hide box is a must. Floppy will also need a water bottle, food dishes, and, of course, lots of toys. Don’t be surprised if your furry pal completely rearranges her cage. Rabbits are very particular about home decor!
It may take some time to potty-train Floppy, but it will be well worth it in the end. If you want to add a litterbox, get a large cat box, or a corner box. A large cement-mixing tray will also work. Add several layers of newspaper, and put some hay on top of it. Avoid using cat litter, especially clay or clumping litters, as they aren’t safe for bunnies. Bunnies like to eat while doing their business, so you may also want to also get a hayrack to position over the box. Ask your vet for training tips.
Floppy will need lots of toys. Many common household items can make great bunny toys. The cardboard tubes from paper towels or toilet paper rolls can be upcycled into many different toys. Some other options are cardboard boxes; paper bags; and wood, wicker, or cardboard items. Ask your vet for more information.
Bunnies should be kept indoors, where they are protected from weather and predators, and won’t be isolated or forgotten. Choose a quiet spot where Floppy can still see or hear you. Don’t put the cage in direct sunlight, or near air ducts, strong fumes, or loud noises.
Do you have questions about bunny care? Call us, your local Las Vegas, NV pet hospital, today! We are always happy to assist.