Becoming a rabbit owner can be exciting 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 keeping rabbits then its highly 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 ahead of you.
Bunnies are high maintenance creatures which require a lot of attention and affection. Although they are cute cuddy creatures that you could think aren’t harmful, in actual fact they can hurt you if you handle them in a manner they don’t like. Their back legs are strong and they use them to kick you off. So before you make the decision in rearing rabbits they are some things that you need to learn.
– There are different sizes of rabbits. They are small rabbits that can be kept in small shelters 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 bunnies that are raised for meat production and mating.
– When it comes to feeding rabbits 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 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 can be provided to them as well.
– You must decide if you want to keep indoor or outdoor rabbits. If you want to raise outdoor rabbits then you must ensure you offer protection for them. You must build them shelter and a safety fence. Bunnie houses must be made from metal cages or wood cages because rabbits may eat on the wood.
Rearing rabbits is not the simplest 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 little bit of cuddling.