How to take care of rabbit farm

How to take care of rabbit farm

How to take care of rabbit farm

Rabbits are adorable pets. A rabbit can be tame and gambler while remaining a social animal. However, it takes a lot of effort to maintain it. Like the rest of domestic animals, rabbits need a clean and healthy environment and proper food to grow. So here are the informative tips you can follow step by step and raise your rabbit farm.

Decide if you want to keep your rabbits in or out.

Some rabbit breeders prefer to install the rabbits outside, as this allows the rabbits to enjoy the fresh air and sunlight. Many outdoor rabbit cages also have an enclosure, as there is more space available outside. Other experts claim that as rabbits are social creatures, it is best to keep them inside in contact with humans.

  1. If you decide to keep your rabbits out, it is important to protect them from direct sunlight and rain.
  2. Rabbits that live outdoors must receive more litter when it begins to get cold. If the temperature drops below zero, consider getting your rabbits back into a more mild environment, for example in a garage or a garden shed.
  3. Know that by leaving your rabbits outside, you also make them more vulnerable to predators. The mere sight of a predator can cause a heart attack to a cage rabbit.
  4. Getting your rabbits back into a milder environment, for example in a garage or a garden shed.
  5. Know that by leaving your rabbits outside, you also make them more vulnerable to predators. The mere sight of a predator can cause a heart attack to a cage rabbit.

Choose an appropriate cage.

Choose an appropriate cage

Choose an appropriate cage

Think about the size of the cage so that your rabbit has enough room. Think also at the bottom of the cage: rabbits do not have cushions under the legs like dogs and cats and they could get hurt if the bottom of the cage is made of chicken wire netting. How to take care of rabbit farm

  1. The cage must be wide enough so that the rabbit can stand upright on its hind legs, lie down and move freely.
  2. If you use a cage made of wire mesh, be sure to place a board or liner on the bottom of the cage so that the rabbit does not get stuck on the legs or hurt on the wire mesh.

Build a place for your rabbits.

Rabbits need to exercise every day and a place allows them to move without reaching parts of the house that could be dangerous for them. A rabbit in the wild can travel hundreds of meters a day, which is why it is very important to give them enough space. How to take care of rabbit farm

  1. If you do not have enough space inside, you can build a place outside. The place must have enough space, but it must be secure so that the rabbits can not escape. Always place the pen in the shade and put water at their disposal. If there is no shade in your garden, you must install a roof detachable on the paddock.

Think of the comfort of your rabbits.

Try to keep your rabbits in a cool, slightly humid, with an ideal temperature between 15 and 21 degrees C. Install the cage of rabbits in a quiet part of your home or your garden and make sure that Rabbits will not be harassed by other animals.
*Let your new rabbits get used to your home before presenting them to bigger animals like your dogs. This can be too stressful and upsetting. It is important to let rabbits get in touch with your other pets, but you should do it gradually by monitoring them closely. How to take care of rabbit farm

Taking care of your rabbits

Taking care of your rabbits

Taking care of your rabbits

Give proper food to your rabbits.

The diet of rabbits consists of grass, fresh vegetables, and timothy straw or oats. You can also give them pellets that you buy in the store.

  1. You can give them granules every day rich in fiber, but in small amounts to avoid health problems. Rabbits weighing less than 2 kg can consume a quarter cup of granules. As a general rule, you can add another quarter cup of granules for every kilogram in addition.
  2. You can give alfalfa straw to young rabbits, but alfalfa is not good for adults. It is recommended to switch to timothy once the rabbit is a year old.

Give your rabbits fresh water every day.

It is important to change the water of your rabbits daily to avoid the proliferation of bacteria. If you use a bowl of water, choose one made of ceramic or metal, as they are easier to clean. If you are using a bottle, check the tip every day to make sure it works properly. How to take care of rabbit farm

  1. Some rabbit owners prefer bottles because rabbits can not spill them into the cage. Choose a suitable water container for your rabbits.

Empty the litter of your rabbits every 2 or 4 days.

This will reduce the risk of developing unpleasant odors while keeping your rabbit happy and healthy.
If you just begin to habituate your rabbit to the litter box, you should be able to find the corner that your rabbit chooses to do his needs. If you put newspaper or litter, your rabbit will learn to use it quickly.
You should remove the litter impregnated with urine every day to keep your rabbit clean and so that its cage does not feel bad.

Remember that rabbits are worm.

Rabbits produce two types of excrement: dung (round, hard and dry) and worm (larger, soft and light colored). The digestive system of rabbits that the animal must replenish its worm to absorb and properly digest nutrients in food.

  1. When cleaning your litter, remove the small hard droppings, but leave the worm. These droppings are an important part of their diet. How to take care of rabbit farm

Clean your rabbit’s cage at least once a week.

  1. Use white vinegar to clean the rabbit litter or soak it for stains that are harder to remove.
  2. You should clean the visible spots every day. Clean the cage as the rabbits are in the pen.
  3. Change the dirty litter every day. Straw is an excellent litter material and is easy to change every day.
  4. Clean the bowl of food and change its food every day. Do not give your rabbit too much to eat. Food portions should be proportional to the size and weight of your rabbit.

Rabbits are social animals and you have to handle it gently and frequently to make sure it gets used to contact you.

DO NOT bathe your rabbit.

Bathing can be a traumatic experience for your rabbit and this is usually unnecessary. You can clean the stains on her fur with a damp towel, but do not dip the rabbit in the water.

 your rabbits

Your rabbits

Important Advice For You!

  • Find sticks in your garden and make a perch. Your rabbits are not likely to climb on them, but it will give them enough teeth.
  • Buy a cage with easy access for easy cleaning.
  • Buy a book to learn how to deal with rabbits.
  • When cleaning your rabbit’s water bottle, be sure to also clean the tube with warm water to prevent the development of algae or bacteria. How to take care of rabbit farm
  • If you buy a cage with wire mesh at the bottom, it could irritate the rabbit’s legs.
  • If your rabbit is in its enclosure, you can let it eat dandelions (if they are not covered with pesticides). Recognize authorized plants and dangerous plants for your rabbit.
  • If your rabbit starts to get irritated on the legs due to roasting, you can buy plastic caches in most pet shops.

Warnings

  • Rabbits do not need to take bath, this can be a very stressful experience for them.
  • Do not give too much fruit or vegetables to your rabbit, as this can cause diarrhea.
  • Do not cut ever hair from your rabbit, unless it is an angora rabbit. If you do not want to trim the hair of your angora rabbit yourself, ask a professional breeder to do it for you. It can also show you how to do it.