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Q: Caring for a Rabbit

September 20, 2008 | By Robin | 4 answers | Expired: 2021 days ago

Robin

How do you care for a rabbit? What type of home do they need, and what do they eat? Do they need to go to the vet's? I'm not looking to buy a rabbit; I'm just curious because I don't know much about them.

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Cynthia G.
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Sep 20, 2008

Hello! Here is a wonderful website to learn about keeping rabbits as pets. "a href="http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/rabbit_horse_and_other_pet_care/how_to_care_for_rabbits.html">
www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/rabbit_horse_and_other_pet_care/how_to_care_for_rabbits.html</a>

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Kristen C.
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Sep 20, 2008

Hi Robin, well at Second Chance I'm known as the Bunny Expert...you see I've had rabbits for 15 years now and wince I wouldn't be 25 till the end of next month...that's more than half my life. So to say I know about rabbits would be an understatment...so I'm going to anwser your question with small anwser but if you have an more questions feel free to ask. Rabbits are generally easy to care for, they are a clean pet which do not require a lot of Veternary care as a rule. They can be a indoor or outdoor Pet, as long as you choice thier housing careful and protect them againest the dangers of both inverments (House has electrical Cords and Houseplats...etc. and Outdoors has elmiments and wild animals.) Rabbits believe it or not have the same digetstive sysstem as a Horse, so they eat a diet of grains, hay, and they love fruits and veggies, but you need to becareful of Veggistables with high water containts as these can be dangerious to a rabbit. Items like cellary and Iceberg Lettus are a big No No as they can cause Dirrhea and conic Dirrhea can kill a rabbit. As Far as vet. Care goes rabbits do not require vaccinations like cats and dogs, but it is important that if you want to own multiple rabbits and house them togehter that they be spayed or Neutered. It is also important to know where your local vet is that knows about rabbits as they can come down with several diseases and it would be best to find a rabbit savy vet to care for them. Not all Vets know about rabbits as they are considered by Vet. medican to be an exotic and if the vet does't know about rabbits they may cause the rabbit more harm and not even know it as rabbits do have sensitive systems. A Great Book to learn more about rabbits that I suggest to everyone is called "My Rabbit: A Kid's Guide to showing and raising rabbits" by Nacy Serale...yes, this book is ment for kids but it is very informative and is easy to read (No Huge Scientific Words) which is why I always suggest it.

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Heather B.
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Sep 20, 2008

Yes! They need a vet! You wouldn't ask if a person could get by without seeing a doctor for their entire life would you? All domestic animals need veteriary care.

In addition to preventing and treating illnesses, they are a great resource for asking what kind of housing, nutrition, and special considerations your unique pet needs.

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