How to Spoil Your Bunny

Bunnies are absolutely adorable pets. These little furballs have some very different needs from dogs and cats, though, so first-time bunny owners often face a bit of a learning curve. We can help! Read on as a London, ON vet offers tips on how to spoil your bunny.

Comfy Cage

Floppy will spend a lot of time in her cage, so make sure it’s roomy and comfortable for her. The cage should allow your rabbit to stand up, hop around, stretch out, and play, all without tripping over her belongings. Bunnies also need hidey-holes, food dishes, water bottles. A litterbox and hayrack are optional, but often very handy.

Free Time

Rabbits are quite smart and curious, and can quickly get bored and restless in their cages. Floppy will need at least a few hours of free time every day to stay happy and healthy. You’ll need to do a bit of bunnyproofing before you let your pet out to play, though. This means removing or securing anything that could be dangerous, such as toxic plants; small or sharp objects; chemicals; medicines; and plastic bags and wrappers. Use protective coverings on baseboards, furniture legs, and exposed wires, and seal off openings behind and beneath your furniture.


Make sure your furball always has lots of fun toys, including plenty of suitable chew toys. You can make bunny playthings out of many common household items. Plain paper, cardboard boxes, and the cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls can all be upcycled into things for your pet. Just be sure not to give Floppy anything with sharp edges or small parts. Items coated in glitter, paint, or dye are also unsafe.


Floppy’s diet should be based on grass hay supplemented with fresh produce. While it isn’t good to give bunnies too much sugar, a strawberry or a small piece of safe fruit is a great treat. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Good Grooming

One great way to spend quality time with your furry buddy is to groom her. Regular brushings will help keep Floppy soft and shiny. She will also need monthly nail trims. This is a great time to spend some quality time with your cute pet while keeping her looking great!

Do you have questions about bunny care? Please feel free to contact us, your London, ON pet hospital, anytime. We’re happy to help!

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