Being a rabbit owner can be fun and relaxing. But on the other hand its challenging because rabbits are fragile creatures.
But if you know very well what you are doing then you will be a cheerful owner. If you are new to raising bunnies then its highly recommended that you learn all you can in raising these creatures. Once you learn about raising rabbits then you will be prepared for what is ahead of you.
Rabbits are high maintenance animals which need a lot of attention plus affection. Although they are cuty creatures that you may 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 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 know.
– There are different sizes of bunnies. They are little bunnies that may be kept in small shelters and are not best for producing meat. Then they will be the bigger ones that need a lot of space to reside. These are the rabbits that are kept for the production of meat and mating.
– When it comes to feeding bunnies you have to know that they are non-meat eaters, so you can not feed them meat. You must feed them chewy veggies like carrots and cabbages. You may also give them rabbit pellets since they have a lot of nutrients which will help them germinate more powerful and healthy. A supplementary diet of hay or alfalfa can be given to them as well.
– You should decide if you want to keep indoor or outdoor bunnies. If you would like to raise outdoor bunnies then you must ensure you offer protection for them. You must build them shelter and a protecting fence. Rabbit houses must be made from metal cages or wood hutches because bunnies can eat on the wood.
Rearing 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.