Becoming a rabbit owner can be fun and relaxing. But on the other hand its challenging because bunnies are delicate animals.
But if you know very well what you are doing then you will be a happy owner. If you are new to raising rabbits then its recommended that you learn all you can in raising these creatures. Once you learn about rearing bunnies then you will be prepared for what is in front of you.
Rabbits are high maintenance animals which need a lot of attention plus affection. Although they are cuty creatures that you might think are not harmful, in actual fact they may hurt you if you handle them in a way they don’t like. Their back legs are very strong and they use them to beat you off. So before you make the decision in raising bunnies they are some things that you may want to learn.
– There are different sizes of rabbits. They are little bunnies that can be kept in small houses and are not good for producing meat. Then they are the bigger ones that require a lot of space to live in. These are the rabbits that are kept for meat production and reproduction.
– When it comes to feeding rabbits you need to understand that they are vegetarians, so you can’t feed them meat. You should feed them chewy vegetables like carrots and cabbages. You can also give them rabbit pellets since they have a lot of nutrients which will help them grow more powerful and healthier. A supplementary diet of hay or alfalfa may be provided to them as well.
– You must decide if you wish to keep indoor or outdoor rabbits. If you want to keep outdoor rabbits then you must ensure you offer protection for them. You must build them shelter and a safety fence. Rabbit houses must be made from metal cages or wood cases because bunnies may eat on the wood.
Raising bunnies is not the easiest thing to do but at the same time its not that difficult. Just care for them by giving them good housing, feeding them right and also some bit of cuddling.