Rabbits make great indoor pets. They’re every bit as suitable as cats and dogs, and can even be trained to use a litter box! But before you bring a bunny into your home, you should take a few simple steps.
Rabbits are natural chewers, and they’ll chomp anything in reach with vigour – from houseplants and chair legs to remote controls and electrical cords. If you don’t want it gnawed, protect it. Try hardware stores for creative solutions or even baby-proofing devices sold at supermarkets.
Your rabbit will seek out cosy dark hiding places, such as beneath beds or behind couches, where they can potentially cause damage by chewing their way through the mattress or upholstery. So give them other places to explore; cat tunnels are ideal.
Your bunny will love to play with you and will need plenty of toys. Remember he or she will chew them so don’t choose any made from plastic or fabric – look for natural materials such as wood, wicker or cardboard.
Regular companionship is also very important for rabbits, so don’t just keep them in a hutch. Give them plenty of cuddles and playtime, and it’s a good idea to talk to them often too. The more you handle them and the more they hear your voice, the better they’ll bond. You’ll soon have a happy little bundle of bunny bliss.