RSPCA GUIDE TO CARING FOR RABBITS:
Essential to know:
Housing: They can be kept inside or outdoors and need lots of space. Give this by providing by a big shelter and spacious living quarters to allow for running, hopping, jumping, turning around and enough headroom so that they can stand on their hind legs without their ears touching the roof. Provide some hiding areas for them too.
Bedding: Provide lots of absorbent bedding (woodshavings, dust-free straw, shredded paper, etc)
Cleaning: Remove soiled bedding / litter daily and completely clean out once a week & provide fresh bedding.
Food & Water: Provide good quality hay and fresh water at all times. Add rabbit food such as rabbit mixes / pellets to provide additional nutrition.
Grooming & Handling: Rabbits do not naturally like to be handled or cuddled. But handled from a young age and they can become comfortable and confident around people. Get them health checked regularly by a qualified veterinary professional. Groom and clip nails frequently.
Good to know:
How long will we live?: Rabbits typically live for 8-12 years.
What are we like?: They are social, intelligent and inquisitive animals.
Do we need a friend?: Rabbits should not be kept alone and love to have a rabbit friend as company.