Updated: Mar 5
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Welcome to the world of rabbit parenting! It's a little different than parenting a human, dog, or cat, but it's also super rewarding. We're sharing 12 useful bunny life hacks with you!
Before you get started, we want to let you know that there are some things you can do to make your experience as a new bunny owner more fun and easier.
We're going to share some bunny life hacks with you today, and we hope they will help make this experience as amusing as possible for you and your bunny!
Bunny Life Hacks
If you've always wanted to own a bunny but are afraid to adopt since you have no idea what it takes to care for one, that dream has stayed just that—a dream. But don't worry! If you want a bunny of your own, here are some helpful tips on how to make sure this happens:
Hack # 1: Bunny Cooler
The weather gets extremely hot in some countries. This hack is simple; you only have to fill a plastic bottle with water and put it in the freezer. If it's already frozen, put it beside your bun to keep it cool in the heat of the day.
Hack # 2: Cardboard box
If you have old cardboard boxes, don't throw them away! Those are going to be so helpful for your bunny's daily activities. You can use the boxes as toys or even as a hiding place.
Hack # 3: Healthy Treats
Some treats are unsuitable for bunnies, like those with dried fruit seeds. You can give leafy greens to rabbits as a healthier alternative for treats. (Bok choy, basil, butter lettuce, cabbage, banana, blueberries, and carrots) Give them only a small amount of treats.
Hack # 4: Rabbit Playpen
The great thing about a rabbit playpen is that it gives your rabbit a safe place to play and hang out while you're not home. You can use it to keep your rabbit contained when you're cleaning the house or doing some bunny-proofing activity in your home.
Hack # 5: Vacuum and Air Purifier
Bunnies are very sensitive to dust and other allergens in the air. If they live in a dusty or dirty area, they might develop respiratory problems. Use a vacuum to clean up after your bunny played on the floor or jumped in the air.
Hack # 6: Bunny Friend
Another essential hack you can do for your bunny is to provide them with a bunny friend. Rabbits are interactive animals and love having a companion, so if you have a bunny at home, consider getting them another bunny friend, as suggested by Georgia HRS Chapter.
You don't want your bunny to be bored—bored rabbits can develop stress-related behaviors like chewing on furniture or even self-mutilation.
Hack # 7: Bond Day
We know every day is a bond day for you and your bunny! This is a significant hack to keep your rabbit feeling that it's not alone while you plan to get another bunny!
Hack # 8: Variety of Hay
It's great to get a mix of hays so your bunny can have different flavors to taste. This makes feeding time more exciting for your bun!
Hack # 9: Hand Feeding
Hand-feeding your bunny is another way of bonding! This makes your bunny love you more and get more friendly to you if it hasn't already.
Hack # 10: Rabbit soil box
We know you're excited to start digging into your rabbit's care and keeping, but one thing we want you to know about is a rabbit soil box.
A rabbit soil box is like a litter box, but instead of being filled with kitty litter and used by cats, it's filled with soil and used by rabbits. Rabbits are burrowers who need a place to dig and make tunnels. A rabbit soil box helps them do this if you don't have time to go outdoors!
Hack # 11: First aid kit for bunny
Being a responsible bunny owner, you must have a first aid kit at home in an emergency. An excellent first aid kit for bunnies should contain a thermometer, antibacterial ointment (from the vet), bandages, disposable gloves, Q-tips, or cotton swabs (for cleaning wounds).
This is helpful while you prepare for an appointment with the veterinarian. Make sure the veterinarian approves all the procedures you do for first aid; it's great to ask them about this one.
Hack # 12: 2-3 litter boxes
One litter box is not enough for litter training. Having at least 2-3 litter boxes means a lower chance of seeing scatters around the house because your bunny can see litter boxes in all its favorite corners.
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits. We volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, did extensive pet product research, and asked experienced peers. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about properly taking care of rabbits. Please know that it is still best to visit the vet regularly. For medical emergencies, contact a rabbit-savvy vet. Always observe your rabbits around new products or environmental changes.
Final Thoughts on Useful Bunny Life Hacks
We hope you enjoyed these bunny life hacks and learned something new about how to care for your bunny. Bunnies are great pets, and we love them, including the ones at shelters waiting for a home, to have the best possible lives!
Share this with a friend who has been thinking of adopting a bunny. This blog might help!
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