Becoming a rabbit owner can be exciting and relaxing. But on the other hand its difficult because rabbits are fragile creatures.
But if you really know what you are doing then you will be a cheerful owner. If you are new to keeping bunnies then its a good idea that you discover all you can in raising these creatures. Once you learn about raising bunnies then you will be prepared for what is ahead of you.
Rabbits are high maintenance animals which require a lot of attention plus affection. Although they are cute cuddy creatures that you might think are not harmful, in reality they may hurt you if you handle them in a way they don’t like. Their back legs are strong and they use them to beat you off. So before you make the decision in rearing bunnies they are some things that you need to find out.
– There are different sizes of rabbits. They are little rabbits that can be kept in small shelters and are not best for meat production. Then they will be the bigger ones that need a lot of space to live in. These are the rabbits that are kept for the production of meat and reproduction.
– When it comes to feeding bunnies you need to understand that they are non-meat eaters, so you can not feed them meat. You must feed them chewy vegetables like carrots and cabbages. You can also feed them rabbit pellets since they have a lot of nutrients which will help them grow more powerful and healthy. A supplementary diet of hay or alfalfa can be given to them as well.
– You must decide if you would like to keep indoor or outdoor bunnies. If you would like to keep outdoor bunnies then you should ensure you offer protection for them. You should build them shelter and a protective fence. Rabbit houses should be made from metal cages or wood cages because rabbits may eat on the wood.
Rearing bunnies is not the simplest thing to do but at the same time its not that difficult. Just manage them by giving them proper housing, feeding them right and also some bit of cuddling.