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Keeping Your Bunny Content

Do you have a rabbit? Bunnies are very charming pets. While Floppy is just as cute and charismatic as dogs, cats, and other animals, she does have some very different needs. Here, a London, ON vet offers tips on keeping your furry friend content.

Comfy Cage

Floppy will spend a lot of time in her cage, so make sure it’s comfy and fun for her. We recommend a wire cage with a solid floor. It should be big enough to allow your fuzzy buddy to play, stand up, stretch out, and hop around without touching the walls, side, or top. Add a suitable substrate, such as aspen; dishes; and a good hidey-hole. A litterbox and hayrack can also be useful.

Fun Toys

Making sure your pet has lots of entertainment options will really go a long way towards keeping her happy and healthy. Offer Floppy plenty of fun toys, including lots of suitable chew toys. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on this: you’ll find some great DIY options online. Just be careful not to let your furball play with anything small or sharp, or anything that could potentially be toxic. Ask your vet for more information.

Exercise

Bunnies need at least a few hours of playtime out of their cages every day. Be sure to do some bunnyproofing before you let your pet out to play!

Veterinary Care

Floppy should see the vet regularly, just like any other pet. Your vet may also recommend spaying or neutering your rabbit. In between appointments, watch for signs of illness, and contact your vet immediately if you notice anything amiss.

Good Food

Proper nutrition is a crucial part of any good pet care regime. Floppy will need lots of fresh grass hay, such as Timothy hay. You can also give your pet commercial food, such as pellets, every day. To round out your furry buddy’s nutritional needs, offer her lots of safe, suitable produce. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Love

Bunnies are very personable, and can become extremely attached to their owners. Floppy will be happiest if she feels loved, safe, and perhaps a bit pampered. Spend time with your cute pet every day. It will be good for both of you!

Please contact us, your London, ON pet clinic, for all of your pet bunny’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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