How to treat rabbits healthy and long-lived

How to treat rabbits healthy and long-lived. Do you want to nurture a cute, adorable, and easy-to-care animal? Maybe you can consider rabbits as one of the most popular pets who are taking care of this animal is easy, even for beginners. The sweet and friendly rabbit nature is very good to be your entertainment and family at home. In some types of rabbits is also very easy to adapt to the new environment so you can minimize the risk of stress and can certainly invite the little animals to play together. 

Rabbit has long been famous as an adorable pet. For children though rabbits are very safe because they will not hurt anyone. This plant-eating animal can live up to the age of 5-6 years when you take care of it well. For those of you who are planning to keep the rabbit, here we will share some tips and how to maintain a good and true rabbit so that he is always healthy and long-lived.


Start by setting up a rabbit residence

Caring for the first rabbit you should notice before keeping the rabbit is a matter of where it is lived. Please prepare a cage that suits your rabbit size. For rabbits weighing 4 kg or more, we will need a cage with a length of 1.5 m, height 0.75 m, and a width of 0.75 m. With that size, at least the rabbit can lie down and stretch the body comfortably and still get a space for food, water, or dirt boxes.

How to treat rabbits healthy

For outdoor cages, you can buy or make your own. The enclosure can be designed with a large enough area that allows the rabbit to nest, jump around, place food, drinks, and special containers for their coops. Prepare the cage for the exercise pen so that rabbits have extra space to roam. Large-body rabbits need larger activities. Rabbits must have a large area so that he can roam and lie freely.

Some people use a method called "laying rabbits without cages." This method gives the rabbit greater freedom to explore around your house, just like a dog or a cat. This method is also the best option because the rabbit has many desires and desires to explore the inhabited place. However, it requires you to be more cautious in security issues, both in rabbits and in property. This means that it obviously requires extra money if it's compared with just buying a cage.


Choosing the right enclosure

If you want to use the cage as the main choice of rabbit residence, then try to choose a quality cage. Choose a cage with a wire mat or solid base with a nice and special wire wall for the rabbit. Think of this cage as a "nest" for rabbits to rest and find food and water resources for him. You should be able to design so that for 8-12 hours rabbits can feel comfortable to be in the cage while still able to exit occasionally to explore the area around it.

The wire floor is actually not as bad as people imagine. The silly myth that recite that wire floor can cause injured rabbit feet is not true. Rabbit feet can be injured on the floor surface of less quality or bad finish. Even the type of fur floor does not necessarily prevent rabbit's feet from wounds. If the cage floor is well-treated, it will not hurt the rabbit's leg. Precisely the type of wire floor can drain good air ventilation so that the discharge of dirt-sisah is much better and easy to clean.

As for the selection of the outer cage you must be sturdy and can protect rabbits from weather or predatory threats. [3] You can buy or create your own enclosure. Obviously, you should be able to ensure that rabbits are protected from predators and such. In addition, make sure that the cage has a wide area so that rabbits can move freely. Many people place rabbits in a narrow cage that is all day long, actually this action is very wrong and can make the rabbit stressed. The stressful condition of rabbit will certainly affect its productivity can even cause the rabbit to die fast.

And even if you put your cage outdoors, you shouldn't put rabbits alone. Rabbits belong to the social animal group. So, immediately swatch a colleague for the rabbit while still young and immediately stersed your rabbit to be able to live in groups.


Coat the cage with straw or fine wood

Coat the cage with straw or fine wood shavings. The residence or cage covered with wood powder and straw will enhance the comfort of rabbits. Rabbits love to create a comfortable and dry nest. So, fill the base of the cage with natural dry ingredients and can absorb moisture so the rabbit will be comfortable in it.

For the straw itself is besides important to the rabbit residence, can also take a role in increasing the appetite of rabbits. So, make sure you choose the right straw for the rabbit. Timothy Straw or dried grass is perfect for the rabbit because it is his natural food. Instead, avoid straw type because the calorie, protein, and calcium content is too high and less suitable for rabbit food, especially if your rabbit is less than 6 months old. However for adult rabbits or over 1 year, you can occasionally give this type of high straw protein to keep the rabbit nutrients balanced.


Make sure rabbit shelter safe and clean

Place the cage in a safe location for rabbits. We are definitely very pleased to see the favorite rabbit jumping cheerfully to and fro. Therefore, place a cage in a safe room for rabbits. For example, remove all electrical wires, small objects, and sharp furniture from the room. Avoid placing chemicals or plants that could harm rabbits in the room.

This should be anticipated because rabbits like to bite cables or swallow other small objects. Use a baby safety fence or an exercise pen to avoid predators that can enter the rabbit area to harm the condition. You should also prepare a dirt box. Naturally, rabbits will wear the same place when they want to remove water that is generally located in the corner of the cage. Layer a small dirt box with a newspaper, then fill it with straw, or any other stuffing that is specific to the rabbit, and place it in the corner of the cage or residence of the rabbit.


Create a rabbit play and hide location

Make the location hiding in a rabbit cage. Rabbit belongs to the prey animal that enjoys hiding. Therefore, provide a location hiding using wooden beams or cardboard boxes for the happiness of this one pet rabbit. You can prepare multiple hiding locations for each rabbit, depending on the area of the cage.

Add carton box for play location and hiding rabbit, as well as bite material. Rabbits most like menggigit-gigit something, including cardboard boxes. The behavior is actually meant to nourish the teeth. So if we do not provide a snack to be able to digigit-gigit, then the rabbit tends to be reckless to bite the furniture or other valuables you place around the site. Make sure you also put cardboard boxes or other items that are secured to avoid poisoning rabbits.


Preparing quality food for rabbits

Provide an unlimited amount of fresh grass because it is a staple food for rabbits. These fresh grass become mandatory things that must be there, even its existence is much more important than carrots. The grass of Timothy, wheat, and brome is the right choice. Give hay regularly every day in a clean location in a rabbit cage.

For rabbits that are still in growth period or under the age of 4 months then you can give fresh grass food and high calorie pellets to meet daily needs. Dry grass can be in the animal stores or you can also remove it yourself at home.

To maximize the growth of rabbits, you can give a plate of pellets created from the grass of dried Timothy. These pellets contain proteins and fibers, which are important for rabbit growth. A good combination of straw, fresh grass, and pellets will improve the health and growth of rabbits. As a herbivorous animal, of course the food meets its daily needs and the health of rabbits will be kept well.


They prefer green food

You also have to remember that rabbits cannot live only from pellet food. The digestive tract of rabbits is in need of fiber which generally can be found easily on straw or grass Timothy. It serves to ward off the hair ball and ensure the health and quality of its enlightenment system. It is also very beneficial for the healthy rabbit's teeth to be sharpened in the vegetable and grass.

Give a lot of vegetables to the rabbit and be sure to choose a variety of vegetables. Indeed rabbits are often depicted very fond of carrots. However, you do not always give carrots because the sugar content is too high and you can choose other types of vegetables such as gubis, Sawi, and so forth. Wash vegetables cleanly and if possible, you can also give organic vegetables that are healthier and free of pesticides.

Give other green vegetables such as spinach, gubis, and radish leaves. Not only that, cilantro/parsley, sawi, watercress, celery, and dendelion also include vegetables that are good for health and growing rabbits. Two bowls containing vegetables every day are very adequate for most adult rabbits.

Introduce green vegetables to avoid indigestion in your beloved rabbit. As for the little Rabbit, with no habit of 12 weeks, you can add one vegetable each week. You can also give the rabbit fruit such as apples, blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple as a special snack. Fruit has a high sugar level until you can not give it excessively because animal type rabbit that is not easy to fill and will eat whatever kind of food you provide.


Avoid foods that are not suitable for rabbits

You should also know what kind of food is unhealthy for rabbits. Some vegetables are not suitable for rabbits, such as corn, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, nuts, potatoes, onions. In addition, it is not permissible to give rabbits our food in the form of bamboo, grains, grain, and meat. Human food, such as susuk, bread, chocolate, sweets, and other processed foods are also not recommended for rabbits because it can cause diarrhea until the appendix. 

Don't give brightly coloured lettuce (like a iceberg) for rabbits. This kind of lettuce endangers rabbits because it causes diarrhea and indigestion by good bacteria in the intestines. Conversely, the kind of romaine lettuce is very suitable given for rabbits. You need to be able to give the romaine lettuce after cleaning. You can also feed the rabbit with grass, provided it is not contaminated by herbicide or pesticides. Let the rabbit choose his own lawn. However, avoid pruning with grass and minced automatic cutting machines. The pruning process will accelerate the fermentation process that can bring out digestive problems in rabbits.

You should also provide clean water for rabbit drinks. Fresh water for drinking rabbits should be routinely changed every day. You can put water in a bowl or small bottle that is widely sold in the pet shop. Rabbits are animals that desperately need water because the pattern of consumption that eats grass makes it fast dehydration. In addition, make sure you also always clean the water bottles to drink rabbits to not contain bacteria.


Giving rabbit time to play and practice

You can introduce yourself to the rabbit slowly and later he begins to recognize you as a friendly person. When the rabbit is already in your hand, let the rabbit in the cage get used to the location of his new residence. Don't get right up and make it to play because rabbits haven't really adapted to their new environment. Rabbits have not really known and believed you.

Approach the rabbit slowly and calmly so that the rabbit is not scared. Rabbits are animals that are easy to scare and can not see well. So you have to put out a sound before you approach it. Let the rabbit be out of the cage if possible. Rabbits love to jump around and run. It will keep her body healthy because rabbits need to move jumping and running around during her active hours in the daytime. You can play with rabbits so that rabbits can spend longer with the owner. Make sure our rabbit is in a fence that is more than 30 cm tall when it is in the yard or as high as more than 1 meter if it is out of the page. If we prefer to play with the rabbit outside, make sure we are at a fenced location and should not leave the rabbit unattended. Keep cats, dogs, or birds predator from the rabbit all the time.


Don't pet rabbits or too often touch them

The rabbit's true body is very fragile to the extent that it should be handled with caution. Place your hands under the body of a rabbit, then shake tightly to your body. Never carry a rabbit by holding his ears because it will take him. Don't hold the rabbit with a rough or defend it in fact the rabbit obviously doesn't enjoy it. Rabbits are very easy to get stressed when feeling uncomfortable. 9

Spending time building bonds with rabbits is sometimes not easy. Rabbit does have a snack and a scratching behind his ears. However, not many people know that this sweet fauna prefers to be allowed to be in silence than you have to touch too often. The cause is because he is new to you and moves to a new location or habitat to feel less comfortable and prefer to hide from the outside world. In addition, the rabbit nerve is also very sensitive to your touch because the slightest one will cut it even if the naked eye does not look like you want to hurt the rabbit.

Do not hurt if at the first meeting the rabbit bite and root in anger as you try to get close. All rabbit lovers must have experienced it in the early-treating rabbits. Remember to be gentle and calm. Don't be upset about yourself or the rabbit. Keep trying and when you succeed to get close to without getting a saubule or bite, give it a little gift for her like an apple so that this little creature knows that her actions really make you happy.

When you have successfully established ties with rabbits, interact with them as often as possible. This will help develop a close and happy relationship. We will also reap the results because rabbits are animals that always love to play, and know how to reply to the goodness of their owners.


Nurturing more than one tail as a rabbit friend

You should consider maintaining 2 rabbits at once. Rabbits are social animals. This animal loves to play with her neighbor. Keeping two rabbits is not too hard. So, try to take care of rabbits more than one to happy your pet. Make sure your rabbits have been sterilized, especially if you put them in the same cage. Make sure the newcomer rabbit has the type and size that suits your old rabbit.

You can introduce a new rabbit with a long rabbit slowly and gradually. In the established environment, we need to introduce newcomers slowly in order to ward off the fight. A pair of rabbits, consisting of males and females or equally females, would be faster than those of the male rabbit, except for those aged babies.

Place the rabbits in a separate cage within the same location within a few days and notice how they behave. If the rabbits look anxious or anxious, add the spacing between the enclosures or place them in a separate room for a few days and then try to reunite them. When introducing these rabbits, you should prepare delicious food as their distraction. The vegetable will make the rabbit feel the presence of his new friend has brought good things.

Gradually reduce the distance between the enclosure until it can be placed adjacent and safe from the attack. As long as both rabbits can spend their days in the cage peacefully, keep this position at least about a week. Then, you can put the rabbits in the cage of exercise pen with a barrier. If everything looks okay, let the rabbit meet for a moment without any constraints but still under your supervision. Put delicious foliage around the site to convince our rabbits that everything is fine. When rabbits lined or lying together and keep one another, we can make sure that the rabbits ' lives are fully unfit and fine.

Always maintaining and caring for rabbit health
Clean each cage at least once a week to treat rabbit health. Make sure the rabbit stays in monitoring when you wash the cage. Remove straw or dirty wood shavings from inside the enclosure. Then, wash the cage with warm soapy water. Rinse clean and dry. Fill the cage with straw or clean shavings. You should also clean the containers or bottles of water every day.

Dirt boxes generally need to be replaced every day and given the disinfectant per week with a 10% White vinegar solution. Rinse clean and dry. Have more than one box of dirt so you have a spare if you have a litter box that has not been cleaned. Rabbit Urine is generally alkaline and will compose crystals on the surface of the dirt box. If you want to clean it you need a solution of bleach.

You also have to maintain the right temperature for the rabbit. Good room temperature for rabbits ranged from 24-26 degrees Celsius. If the rabbit is outdoors, provide a location for shelter. If the air gets hotter, take the rabbit into a refrigerated room or place a bottle of frozen water in the cage so that the rabbit still feels cool. Please note, rabbits can die if they are too often hit by a direct solar heat attack.


Caring for Rabbit Ear Health

While in the outdoors, rabbits prefer to be underground because of the mild temperature and can dissipate heat. Although rabbits love to be cool and not hot, it does not mean you should often bathe in rabbits. You don't need to bathe the rabbit too often. However, you should take care of the fur with a soft brush to clear the feather area 2 days. If we have 2 rabbits, we will understand that the rabbits will actually help each other to care for themselves independently. Rabbits do not need to be washed, unless the condition is really dirty and can not clean yourself well then you can bathe it.

Bring rabbits to the doctor at least once a year. Rabbits need to undergo annual checks to ensure their health. Many of the only experienced fauna doctors take care of cats and dogs, but can not handle rabbits. In this issue, we need to visit an fauna doctor who can handle exotic animal types. Once you take it to the veterinarian usually the doctor will recommend vaccinations to ward off certain diseases. However, you do not fully have to deliver the vaccine because generally in Indonesia there are no viruses or diseases that are specific to attacking rabbits. 


Learn how rabbits communicate through their gestures

Well, we came to the last discussion for how to care for a good and righteous rabbit. For the latter you need to learn the rabbit body language. Knowing the feeling of rabbits is very important to you that rabbits can grow happy and healthy. When the rabbit's ears stood upright, his eyes stroking, and the body was like a straining tense, and the rabbit's mark was frightened or was indidated. If his feelings are really scared, the rabbit will start shaking and breathing heavily.

If in a very relaxed atmosphere, the rabbit will generally lie down with the legs crossed forward or folded beneath his body. The rabbit will also lay relaxed and his ears sticking flat to his back. Sometimes, when the rabbit is so happy he will jump and flick his body. This movement is called Binky. If your rabbit is in the level of that condition, then it can be ensured that the health and mood is very good so that your treatment has been proven successful. And so some short reviews we could give around how to take care of rabbits. Hopefully useful!

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