Apex Animal Hospital

Rabbits

Rabbits make excellent indoor and outdoor pets.  They can be litter box trained and kept in the house or kept in outdoor hutches.  They are prone to developing foot problems when housed on wire bottoms so solid substrates are probably best.  Single level enclosures are best.  Rabbits tolerate cold much better than heat and can suffer from heat stroke on warm summer days if adequate shade and water are not provided.  Their diet should consist of greater than 85% grass hay (such as Timothy or Orchardgrass).  Avoid alfalfa based hay as they can lead to obesity.  The remainder of the diet can consists of a commercial pellet and a variety of vegetables and dark leafy greens.  They absolutely love dandelion greens.  Be sure to avoid dandelions that may have been sprayed with insecticides.

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