How much exercise do rabbits need?
Rabbits need regular exercise to stay healthy and active. The amount of exercise a rabbit needs can vary depending on their age, breed, and overall health. In general, rabbits should have access to a space that is at least four times the length of their body, so they have plenty of room to move around and stretch their legs.
A minimum of 3-4 hours of exercise outside of their living area per day is recommended for rabbits. This exercise can include running, hopping, playing with toys, and exploring their surroundings. Rabbits are also social animals and enjoy spending time with their owners or other rabbits, so interacting with them is also important for their mental and emotional well-being.
It is important to supervise your rabbit during exercise to ensure their safety and to provide them with a safe and secure environment. Rabbits should not be allowed to roam outside unsupervised, as they are prey animals and can easily become injured or lost.
Regular exercise can help prevent obesity, promote healthy digestion, and prevent behavioral problems in rabbits. If you are unsure about how much exercise your rabbit needs, consult with a veterinarian who is experienced in treating rabbits.