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Caring for your little bunny

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Feb 22, 2018, 12:40 am IST
Updated : Feb 22, 2018, 12:40 am IST

The most important point to keep in mind while getting a cage for your bunny buddy is that it must be a large one.

The most important point to keep in mind while getting a cage for your bunny buddy is that it must be a large one.
 The most important point to keep in mind while getting a cage for your bunny buddy is that it must be a large one.

Along with dogs and cats, rabbits too have found a spot in our hearts and homes as the ideal pet. Not only are they cute and fluffy, their puny size makes them easy to handle. Unfortunately, finding the right kind of living space for them is still a hassle. 

The most important point to keep in mind while getting a cage for your bunny buddy is that it must be a large one. Make sure that it allows the rabbit to stretch its legs when fully grown. It is important that the cage does not have a wired base as this will hurt the rabbit’s paws. A plastic base would suffice as it would also be easy to clean.

 

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It is possible to give your bunny litter training. When placing its cage, remember to designate a corner for litter. Also keep in mind that rabbits enjoy nibbling at the litter. It is easier to train older rabbits, however, one should not give up on training the younger ones either. Some bunnies may even choose their own litter corner.

Since rabbit urine has a strong odour, it is best to buy a highly absorbent litter, preferably an organic one. A wide array of litters are available now in the market, from citrus-based ones to paper pulp ones. Make sure to clean the cage regularly.

In an effort to keep the bunny clean, do not bathe it. Bathing could cause illness in the pet. If it requires cleaning in a particular area, it is best to restrict the cleaning to that area alone. Do not use human shampoo or soaps either.

 

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