Updated: Mar 5
Photo by Ron Lach
If you love traveling, here are the top 10 travel items for pet rabbits if you have a bunny with you!
People always see dogs and cats traveling on car rides or around the world. On the other hand, traveling with rabbits can be a different experience.
Their unique needs and behaviors require some planning, but with enough planning, you can have an adventure with your pet rabbit that's as fun as it is safe! Planning includes having items for rabbits to make the travel easier and more fun.
Car Rides With Your Bunny
You can take your rabbit on a road trip; just make sure the crate has plenty of room and good airflow.
The crate should be big, so your rabbit can stretch and move around.
Ensure the crate has good ventilation.
Line the bottom with something soft like blankets or towels for extra comfort for your pet!
Traveling With Pet Rabbits: 10 Travel Items
You can use the carrier bag to place all the items that fit inside. Choose the one with a side pocket to put small items for easy access.
Crate for travel
This item is important, where you place your bunny while traveling. Ensure the lock is secured so the bunny will not escape or jump.
Collapsible food/water bowls
You can easily stack this item inside a bag. It will not take up a lot of space since it is collapsible.
Portable little box
This portable litter box we are talking about is not for this purpose but still works. Some bunny parents who travel with their bunnies use a collapsible dish basin for a litter box and it perfectly does the job.
If you are staying in a new place together with your bunny, it's good to bring a portable playpen where your bunny can play temporarily.
Use a comfortable harness for your bunny. A body harness that's not too tight will do. Avoid using a leash that's only connected to the bunny's neck because it can get too tight when it suddenly runs.
Syringe (for portable drinking)
If you cannot use the collapsible bowl immediately, a syringe is a good option because it will not take long to fill it with water.
Toys must always be available to keep your rabbit entertained wherever you go.
Collapsible bunny stroller
If your bunny is tired of walking on a leash, put it in a stroller so it can cool down while you explore the area.
Pee pad (HoppScotch.bun bad bunny litter bag: Launching soon!)
To avoid smelly scatters while on a trip, bring litter bags and a small garbage bag where you can put the waste.
Traveling With a Rabbit Takes Some Planning
If you're planning on traveling with your rabbit, consider a few things before hitting the road. The first step is ensuring that your rabbit's vaccination is up-to-date. Rabbits can quickly spread diseases such as Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease to other rabbits, so it's best if they've all been vaccinated against these viruses before traveling together.
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 Traveling With a Bunny
Nothing is more stressful and challenging than being on the road with a pet that isn't happy.
Planning ahead of time can make the trip possible—not to mention the travel items we provided for you for pet rabbits.
Just remember to pack lots of water and food for your bunny and get them accustomed to their crate before leaving, so they don't freak out once you hit the road.
Make sure it has a lot of room for airflow (so no small carriers!). This way, all your hard work will pay off when your furry friend enjoys themselves during their trip just as much as you do!