American Rabbit

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Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Female





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Rabbits are fun pets!


United States

Posted Jun 29, 2016

I have had one rabbit, several years ago. It was albino, so was completely white with pink eyes, and it's ears appeared pink due to the lack of pigment in the skin. This rabbit was kept outdoors in a hutch, and I took it out frequently to nibble grass and be handled.

Rabbits can make great pets, and they are trainable. When I had my rabbit I was unaware that they can be litter trained, which is why it was kept outdoors. However, they absolutely can be litter trained.

One thing to be careful of is that they will chew everything. While you may litter train your bunny, do not give it free reign of your home. There are many items in your home that can hurt the rabbit--such as lamp cords.

Make sure your rabbit has a secure enclosure to reside in when you aren't providing direct supervision. Keep a variety of chewable items in the enclosure, as well as food and a water bottle to keep your rabbit entertained and satisfied. Rotate fresh food, such as lettuce, carrots, and safe fruits, and keep a supply of pellet food in the enclosure for your bunny as well. You do not need to bathe your bunny, as they do a very good job of keeping themselves clean.

If you want a friendly rabbit, be sure to take it out and handle it on a regular basis. Rabbits frighten easily, and you don't want it to be afraid of you!

Photo: By Akshaymogha (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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