What kind of housing do rabbits need?

Rabbits need a safe, comfortable, and spacious living area to stay healthy and happy. Here are some tips for housing rabbits:

1. Choose a spacious cage: Rabbits need plenty of room to move around, so choose a cage that is at least 4 times the size of your rabbit. The cage should be large enough for your rabbit to stretch out and stand on its hind legs without hitting the top.

2. Provide plenty of bedding: Rabbits need a soft, absorbent bedding material in their cage, such as hay or wood shavings. Avoid using cedar or pine shavings, as they can be harmful to rabbits.

3. Provide a hiding place: Rabbits like to have a hiding place to retreat to, so provide a cardboard box or other shelter in their cage.

4. Give access to exercise: Rabbits need regular exercise outside of their cage, so provide a safe and secure area for them to run and play, such as a rabbit-proofed room or a playpen.

5. Keep the area clean: Clean your rabbit's cage regularly to keep it free of urine and feces. Replace the bedding material at least once a week.

6. Provide fresh water and food: Rabbits need access to fresh water and food at all times. Provide a water bottle or bowl, and feed your rabbit a diet of hay, fresh vegetables, and rabbit pellets.

7. Consider a companion: Rabbits are social animals and often do best when they have a companion of the same species. If you are considering getting a second rabbit, make sure to introduce them slowly and under supervision.

Remember, rabbits need plenty of room to move around and explore, so make sure their housing is spacious and provides access to regular exercise. Avoid keeping rabbits in a small, cramped cage for extended periods of time, as this can lead to health problems and behavioral issues.

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