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Rabbits are excellent and trainable pets. Even though they are having fun playing outside and it seems no problem looking at them, they need safe access and a bunny-friendly garden to play and hop around.
They are very curious about their surroundings. That's why making sure that everything outside is bunny-friendly will be essential. Spend more time with your bunnies with less time worrying about their safety. Here are some ways to make your garden rabbit-friendly.
1. Check for toxic plants
Rabbits are herbivores. They eat hay, fruits, and vegetables. Some plants might look appetizing to them but are poisonous. That's the first thing you must check in the garden to ensure your bunnies will not munch on toxic plants.
2. No harmful pesticides or weed killers
Everything in the garden should be organic if you have bunnies. Organic plants like fruits and vegetables that didn't go through pesticides are healthier for bunnies to consume. Ensure you are not using any pesticides or weed killers before you take your bunnies in your garden; do not use chemicals at all.
3. Safe from predators
Check your backyard or fences if openings or small holes can be an access to predator animals. Bunnies are prey animals and it wouldn't be safe for them to play if predators could easily access the garden. Make a bunny hutch in your garden so your bunnies will have a place to run to when they sense danger. It would be better if you were with them while they played in the garden.
4. Provide a shed
Aside from the hutch, your garden should have a part where it is shed with a net or something that will protect the bunnies from the sunlight. Putting a net or cover over the plants or a specific corner in the garden will be the resting place for your bunnies if they feel tired from playing.
A Rabbit-friendly Garden is a Must
You can enjoy your bonding outdoors if your garden is bunny-friendly.
Maintaining a healthy and organic garden for healthier and happier bunnies is best.
Mow or remove weeds and other toxic plants in the garden for your bunny's safety.
Do not leave your bunny for too long outside. Your supervision is always needed, even though your garden is rabbit-friendly.
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits, volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, extensive pet product research, and 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 a Rabbit-friendly Garden
Make sure there are no toxic plants or dangerous chemicals in the garden. Provide plenty of safe spaces for your pet to hide away from predators. Check all the fences for holes.
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