Monday, March 30, 2009


Whenever one thinks of a rabbit, the first picture that comes to your mind is the soft fur, noticeable red eyes and long ears. Rabbits also have short tails which are upturned. They make good pets as they enjoy human company. They are usually calm. At dawn and dusk you would find them most active.

Rabbits differ in their size and color. Some different breeds of rabbits are Dutch Rabbit, French Lop Rabbit, Lionhead Rabbit, Netherland Dwarf and Polish Rabbit. The lifespan of a rabbit differs according to the breed, but is usually 5-15 years.
Rabbits can be kept indoors or outdoors. If indoors, keep them in a pen or cage, if outdoors they are usually kept in small wooden like boxes called hutches. They would need some extra safe space where they can run to exercise themselves. Remember to provide your rabbit with a bowl, ball or other toys as they love to chew.

Rabbits are herbivorous. You can feed them hay, fresh vegetables like carrots, spinach, turnip greens, parsley or broccoli. You can also feed them pellets. Several brands and formulas are available in the market. Do not overfeed them. Clean fresh water is also required for your rabbit daily.

Don’t forget to sometimes pat your rabbit on his head. He would love that.

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