- A solid-bottom cage. Don't get a wood cage, because rabbits chew wood.
- Small to medium rabbits need a cage that's at least four feet wide, two feet deep and two feet tall. Double the size for a large rabbit.
- Ceramic or metal food bowl only. Bunnies chew plastic.
- A water bottle that attaches to the cage. These are cleaner than water bowls.
- Chew toys like wood blocks or lava rocks. Bunnies' teeth never stop growing. They need to chew daily.
- Timothy hay only. Never use alfalfa or wood chips (especially cedar!). These cause serious health problems.
- A digging area filled with Timothy hay. Rabbits love to dig!
- A pet carrier
- Pelleted rabbit diet
- Soft grooming brush
- A litter box - if you want to train your bunny. It's pretty easy to do!
- A veterinarian that treats "exotic pets" will be more comfortable with rabbits.
- When you get your pet, take it to a veterinarian for a check-up.
- To prevent health problems, females should be spayed and males should be neutered when they are at least four months old.
- Your pet should see a veterinarian once a year and when you think it might be sick.
- You know your rabbit best. If he/she seems to be acting strangely, call your veterinarian.
Do you want more than one rabbit?
Avoid adopting two males. Males usually fight. If you decide to adopt more than one bunny, get two females or a neutered male and a female.
For more information on handling, feeding, health, habitat and litter training your rabbit, go to: https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/pet_health_library/other/general_health/rabbit_care.aspx