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Lifespan of Rabbits


Two little bunnies cuddling

Photo by Lorna Ladril


The wild rabbits' lifespan may differ from pet rabbits that live indoors. In this blog, we will know how long our pet lives, considering their routines and the sustainability of their needs.


Just like humans, rabbits can experience health problems that might shorten their lifespan if not treated immediately. As a rabbit owner, you should always prioritize your pet's health so you can enjoy life together for longer years.


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Bunny Lifespan


The average lifespan of domestic rabbits is considered to be anywhere between 8 and 12 years. This depends on the breed and other factors that can affect the lifespan of rabbits.


Larger breeds like Flemish Giants tend to live shorter, between 5-10 years but with proper care, they can live longer.


Common Health Problems for Indoor Rabbits

  • Myxomatosis

  • GI Stasis

  • Respiratory Tract Infections

  • Viral hemorrhagic Disease

  • Dental Disease

How Do You Keep a Rabbit Healthy?

  • Provide your rabbit with the best and most fresh hay daily with fresh water in an accessible bowl/bottle.

  • Groom your rabbit for a healthier coat and this also prevents hairballs.

  • Choose a rabbit-savvy vet that will check your rabbit's health.

  • Complete your bunny's vaccination to avoid diseases.

  • Clean and safe environment; this includes a bunny-proofed home.

  • Train your bunny to free-roam in the house to make it healthier and happier.

  • Adopt another bunny so they can become more active together.

  • Get your bunnies fixed to lessen the risk of reproductive cancer.

  • Have time to bond with your rabbit.

  • Provide healthier and premium treats.

If you do these methods, your rabbit will have a longer life. If you have adopted a bunny, you should take it to the vet to make sure it will not suffer from health problems in the future.

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 the Lifespan of Rabbits


You will not spend your life with your pet forever, but you, for sure, want to make it stay longer. The lifespan of rabbits depends on how owners care for them so provide them with the best and premium food and products.

You have chosen to adopt a bunny, so do not neglect it; instead, provide what it needs daily. It may be costly, but the joy that a bunny brings us is more than enough.


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