Owning a rabbit requires you to take daily care of him/her. While sharing similarities with caring for your dog or cat, the one big difference is that your rabbit is a caged pet and so therefore they are completely reliant on you. For example, if you forget to feed your cat, it might go hunting or find some food scraps on the floor, but if you don't feed your pet rabbit he/she has nowhere to go and will simply be without food.
Feeding and waterpaing your pet Beveren rabbit needs to occur on a regular basis, and it's the most important. Feed them daily. You can feed quality rabbit pellets along with fresh fruits and vegetables such as cilantro, parsley, romaine lettuce, and collard greens.
You can feed your rabbit commercial treats but you can also use treat items like carrots, celery, and apples. They love to chew so provide them with plenty of chewing opportunities. You can also provide willow bark for chewing.
Your rabbit will need to have fresh water at all times. It's best to completely change daily rather than just topping it up. Use a heavy dish so that they cannot flip the dish over. You can also buy water bottles. You'll need to watch as some of them get the hang of it while others do not.
Proper housing is necessary for your pet rabbit to insure your rabbit remains safe and healthy. What type of housing will depend on whether your rabbit is going to live in the house or outdoors. Your rabbit's house needs to be five to six times bigger than your rabbit to allow room for their business, to eat, and to stretch. If you are housing your rabbit outside make sure that the hutch has a floor. Rabbits love to dig and you could find your rabbit has burrowed out of the cage.
Your Beveren rabbit will need regular grooming at least once a week, sometimes more often. You should also bathe your rabbit occasionally. It's a great idea to start when your rabbit is young. They'll become used to the process. Howe often you have to bathe your rabbit will depend. It can range from weekly to monthly. Use baby shampoo and towel dry your rabbit after. You can use a blow dryer to speed things up but your rabbit may become frightened by the noise.
Your rabbit needs exercise and they also love to play so invest in commercial toys for rabbits to keep your bunny entertained. These include blocks, treat balls, chew toys, and plenty more. When you exercise your rabbit outside you'll need to keep a close eye on him/her since they can disappear quickly. If you are exercising your pet rabbit inside you'll need to watch that he/she is not chewing on stuff.
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