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A basic guide to keeping domesticated rabbits

by Roberta Oswald 12/25/2022

Have you ever considered domesticated rabbits as pets? Rabbits are intelligent, social and affectionate animals that can make an excellent companion under the right care. Providing the right environment and lifestyle is crucial for keeping a rabbit healthy, however, so it’s important to know how the happiest pet rabbits live.

For anybody interested in their own house rabbit, here are some of the key things to know:

Understanding rabbit behavior

Rabbits play and learn and need stimulation from others. These animals have an active lifestyle and require frequent activity. To maintain your rabbit’s health and happiness, ensure they have enough stimulation and exercise. 

According to experts, rabbits are most active in the early morning and late evening. Schedule some playtime with your pet rabbit first thing in the morning and around dinner time to keep them engaged during their most active hours.

Providing companionship for your rabbit

Rabbits are social animals who prefer being in a group. Therefore, it’s always recommended to get a minimum of two rabbits as pets. If you do not have space or money to keep two rabbits, you’ll need to be extra attentive to their social needs. 

Having a companion will help them stay happy and prevent them from getting lonely or anxious. However, be careful to choose either two male rabbits or two female rabbits unless you are prepared for baby rabbits.

Housing your rabbit

The proper housing is crucial to keeping a happy rabbit at home. They must have a protected area as well as space for exercise. Ideally, a rabbit hutch should have a water-resistant enclosed area and an open area for them to run around. Make sure there is adequate air circulation and soft surface underfoot.

Rabbits can make wonderful pets in the right circumstances. Keep this guide in mind if you’re considering adopting one of these adorable furry friends into your home.

About the Author

Roberta Oswald

An enthusiastic polo player, aviatrix and fourth generation member of one of the oldest winery families in the Napa Valley, Roberta has lived in the Bay Area her entire life. She has over thirty years of experience in buying, selling and managing real estate in the residential, investment and commercial markets. Not content to just “get the job done”, she wants to exceed your expectations. Roberta believes in service with commitment. Utilizing the kind of knowledge that is obtained only through extensive life experience and an in-depth understanding of the area and local market, she works with you to provide maximum results. During her accomplished career, Roberta has refined important skills in communication, negotiation, attention to detail and sound business practices, all of which are vital to the success of her clients today. Please call Roberta directly at 707.339.0233 to discuss your real estate needs.