Being a rabbit owner can be exciting and relaxing. But on the other side its not easy reason being rabbits are delicate creatures.
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 a good idea that you discover all you can in rearing these creatures. Once you learn about rearing rabbits then you will be prepared for what is ahead of you.
Rabbits are high maintenance creatures which need a lot of attention plus 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 choose the decision in raising rabbits they are some things that you may want to find out.
– There are various sizes of bunnies. They are small bunnies 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 bunnies that are kept for the production of meat and mating.
– When it comes to feeding rabbits you have 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 can also give them bunnie 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 given to them as well.
– You should decide if you want to keep indoor or outdoor bunnies. If you want to keep outdoor bunnies then you should ensure you offer protection for them. You must build them shelter and a protecting fence. Rabbit houses must be made from steel cages or wood hutches because bunnies may eat on the wood.
Rearing rabbits is not the easiest thing to do but at the same time its not that difficult. Just look after them by giving them good housing, feeding them right and also some little cuddling.