Adopting a bunny seems like it would be a very fun idea for Easter, especially if you are trying to surprise the kids. But many bunnies end up right back in a shelter, or worse abandoned, after the holiday because people don’t realize how much work actually goes into owning these beautiful gentle creatures. If you are serious about adopting a rabbit this spring, here are a few tips to keep them happy and healthy.
Broadhurst offers five tips to families considering adopting a rabbit:
- Ensure you have time to allow your pet rabbit time to exercise outside his or her cage. Rabbits need lots of exercise every day.
- Make sure you are prepared to clean the rabbit’s litter box daily. Bunnies need clean litter boxes each day.
- Keep a special diet of Timothy hay and well-washed dark, leafy green vegetables on hand. Do not feed rabbits food that isn’t part of their special diet.
- Rabbits typically don’t like to be picked up. Make sure family members understand your pet rabbit most likely will not like being cuddled.
- Prepare for regular trips to the veterinarian. Just like other pets, rabbits need regular checkups to stay healthy.
Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the services and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today.
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