Being a rabbit owner can be exciting and relaxing. But on the other side its not easy because bunnies are fragile animals.
But if you know very well what you are doing then you will be a happy owner. If you are new to keeping bunnies then its highly recommended that you learn all you can in rearing these creatures. Once you learn about raising bunnies then you will be prepared for what is ahead of you.
Rabbits are high maintenance creatures which need a lot of attention and affection. Although they are cuty creatures that you could 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 kick you off. So before you make the decision in raising rabbits they are some things that you need to learn.
– There are different sizes of bunnies. They are small bunnies that may be kept in small shelters and are not great for meat production. Then they are the bigger ones that require a lot of space to reside. These are the rabbits that are kept for the production of meat and reproduction.
– When it comes to feeding bunnies you need to know that they are non-meat eaters, so you can’t feed them meat. You should feed them chewy vegetables like carrots and cabbages. You may also give them rabbit pellets since they have a lot of nutrients which will help them grow more powerful and healthy. A supplementary diet of hay and alfalfa may be provided to them as well.
– You must decide if you would like to keep indoor or outdoor rabbits. If you want to keep outdoor rabbits then you should be sure you to offer protection for them. You must build them shelter and a safety fence. Rabbit houses should be made from steel cages or wood hutches because bunnies may eat on the wood.
Raising 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.