Rabbits are pets; therefore, they are emotionally and socially dependent upon people. They require a safe and secure environment in which to thrive and should be housed in an indoor environment where they can interact with family members.  Here are some tips on the right housing for your rabbit:

  • The cage size should be at least twice the width of and three times the height of your rabbit. There needs to be room for fresh water, food, a small litter box, a hiding box, and toys.
  • A cage with a removable tray bottom is less destructible and will allow for better airflow, as well as easier cleaning. Wire bottomed cages can cause injuries to your rabbit’s feet and should be avoided.
  • An aquariums or aquarium like enclosures should ever be used to house your pet rabbit due to poor ventilation and the accumulation of dangerous levels of ammonia vapors from urine.
  • Avoid placement in areas that are loud, in direct sunlight, damp, or in close proximity to heat sources. All of these factors can be stress inducers.
  • To keep your pet healthy, it will be important to clean the bedding, litter, food and water bottle or bowl on a daily basis. On a weekly basis, the cage will need to be thoroughly disinfected to prevent diseases.

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Supplies to Get Started:

Roomy cage avoid a wire bottom
Litter-box (in cage)
Pellet bowl
Water bottle
Toys (plastic baby toys that they can chew, toss and carry are best)
Animal carrier
Running Space

Bunny-proofed room(s)

Guinea pigs are social animals that prefer to live in small groups. Any group of female guinea pigs will likely become great friends, but it is harder to get adult males to bond unless they are from the same litter. You should not keep male and females together, as guinea pigs multiply quickly.

Guinea pigs are small rodents that originated in South America, where they are commonly known as a cavy.  There are three main breeds:

English or common (short, straight, and fine hair) Abyssinian (rough, wiry hair in rosettes or whorls), and Peruvian (long, straight, and silky

Rabbits groom each other and you, if you are lucky!

They groom each other for cleanliness and also to show affection. Grooming your rabbit is a wonderful time to bond and is also necessary for your rabbit's health and wellbeing. There are four different types of grooming to consider.

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