A domesticated rabbit need a balanced diet. It can consist of rabbit pellets from the pet store, fresh vegetables, hay and also constant fresh water. The water for the domesticated rabbit needs to be change everyday. The lack of water can make the rabbit reluctant to eat. You will also need to wash the water container when you change the water inside the container.
Rabbit’s owner should control the amount of treats such as carrots, bananas or other fruits that is given for their rabbits. Rabbits love sweet foods and keep on eating it and damage their diets.
Owners must not let their rabbits to eat candy such as chocolate or sweets. These foods will increase the amount of bad bacteria in their stomach and can cause enterotoxemia that is lethal for the domesticated rabbits.
It is very important for rabbit owners to pay attention if there are any abnormalities in their rabbits. Although rabbit is a healthy animal, they can get some digestive illness and also other dangerous diseases that are lethal to them.
The easiest way to check the rabbit’s health is through their dropping. A healthy rabbit’s dropping is small, dry and round shape, although sometime their dropping will be in clusters. So, owners must check their dropping once a while to see if there is abnormality in them such as less and or smaller dropping.
The owner must also check their rabbit’s condition to see if there is any abnormal behavior such as teeth grinding or losing their appetite. Owners should go to the vet to check on their rabbits if the owners notice these symptoms.
To keep your house clean, it will be better if the rabbits can use the litter box. The owners need to replace and clean the litter box everyday. The owner must avoid using litters that are made from cedar or pine shavings.
These materials are containing natural oils that can damage the rabbits respiratory system and can causing liver disease. It will be better if the owner choose hay or cellulose litter which is safer for their rabbits.
To improve the rabbit’s health, they will need to exercise which is in the form of play time. The exercise will help rabbits to improve their blood circulation, improve their muscle and reduce the risk of fragile bone since they have rather small and light bones.
Rabbits are very active at dusk and dawn. This is the best time for them to get an exercise. For this purpose you can give them toys to keep them physically active during those times. You can either purchase rabbit toys from the pet shop or you can make them yourselves using cardboard, paper, clothes and many other safe material.