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Rabbit Care

Rabbits are one of the friendliest companions that you can choose for pets.

These animals are so sociable that they will not only form bonds with humans but will also form relationships with other household pets including dogs, cats, birds, and other pets. Of course, rabbit care must be taken to ensure constant supervision when your rabbit is around cats and dogs as the predatory instincts of these can suddenly flare up at any time.

Rabbits and guinea pigs are quite natural companions in that right; however, the former tends to get slightly aggressive with guinea pigs once a certain size has been reached.

It is important that you know how to take care of rabbit as it does need dedicated time and attention.

Rabbits are extremely fragile animals and even need to be handled in a specific way. You must refrain from picking up a rabbit from the ground because of the fragile bone structure of the animal and if you really must, then it must be picked up only by cradling it from its feet taking care to never place any pressure on its ribs. Pet rabbit care involves a lot of grooming, giving the animal adequate space and time to exercise, ensuring that it is constantly fed and watered, and given a lot of love. The best way to know if your rabbit in content is when it is active and jumping around, sometimes even twirling in the air. Baby rabbit health care is best left to its mother but it is a good idea to feed it special pellets of food from your local pet store. Generally, alfalfa pellets are the best to ensure the growth of the little ones. Adult rabbits that have not been spayed or neutered tend to show an aggressive, territorial streak and can sometimes even kill companions if there is not adequate bonding time given for the original inmate of a cage to get accustomed to the new entrant.

Curiously, pet rabbit take very well to toys though these are usually in the form of mimics of their natural wild environment; therefore, piping that mimics tunnels, balls with holes that drop out food, and even cave like rabbit domes make for great playgrounds for rabbits. As said earlier, you will find that rabbits will bond very nicely with other species of animals as well and this is best done when both are introduced to each other early. Never expose young children to rabbits.

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  Submitted on December 15, 2010  

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