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How to Take Care of a Baby Bunny

December 29, 2020 3 min read

How to Take Care of a Baby Bunny

 

Rabbits, especially baby bunnies, are some of the cutest and most entertaining animals a pet parent can have. With their floppy ears and adorable tails, bunnies tend to melt our hearts, but we also must know how to take care of baby bunnies and help rabbits be as happy and healthy as possible.

How to Take Care of a Baby Bunny

 

Like all animals, baby bunnies need some basic care. It’s only natural for bunny parents to want to hold and play with their baby bunnies as much as possible. Bunnies need to interact with their humans, so they can socialize. This will also make sure that bunnies are not constantly frightened by people, which can reduce and prevent stress. Additionally, especially for younger bunnies, it’s a good idea to always wash your hands before handling them to keep them from getting sick.

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Though handling your rabbit is probably your favorite thing to do, you must also consider how to feed your baby bunny and how to give them the best possible environment.

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What to Feed a Baby Bunny

 

Rabbits have hearty appetites. For bunnies, they will need a good amount of fresh, leafy vegetables like lettuce, but they will also enjoy unlimited access to high-quality grass hay. Since grass hay is high in fiber, it will not only make your baby bunny feel full, but it will help with their digestion. You may also choose to give your bunny pellets, but these should only be used to supplement a bunny’s diet.

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While rabbits are known for loving carrots, this orange vegetable should only be fed sparingly and as a treat. Vegetables that are high in carbohydrates may cause an upset tummy. Similarly, try to stay away from alfalfa hay as it’s rich in protein and calcium, which is not suitable for bunnies.

How to Create the Perfect Baby Bunny Nest

 

In the wild, bunnies live in burrows, which are compact spaces. Living in a small space can not only make bunnies warm, but it will also make them feel more protected. When they’re not sleeping, they spend their days munching on hay and grass. While it’s important that your baby bunny has a large, well-designed cage, the environment in which your bunny lives must have a few items other to ensure their happiness.

Bunny Mat

 

Besides being lucky, some pet parents might forget about how important bunny feet are. Rabbits have fairly delicate feet, and as many rabbit cages are made from wire, it’s necessary for their feet to be protected. Buying a mat for a rabbit cage can offer protection and a little comfort.

This straw mat for rabbits from MadeTerra is a great option. Made with edible seagrass, this mat will protect the soft pads of bunny feet while also not catching their delicate nails. It also is a soft surface, which means that your bunny won’t be sore from sleeping on it.

Rabbit Hide House

 

A bunny hide house can be the perfect place for your rabbit to make their nest. Hide houses, like this one from MadeTerra, can make your bunny feel safe and comfortable for their naps. As it’s made of seagrass, this bunny hide house is edible, so you have no worries about it making your bunny sick. In addition, if your bunny does decide to chew, the seagrass is good for their dental health.

The seagrass is also comfortable, and the clever shape of the bunny house allows bunnies to feel like they’re in the wild while feeling safe and happy

How to Give your Bunny the Best Life

In order to give bunnies their best life, bunny parents should remember to feed them high-quality food as well as make their environment suitable and comfortable. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to snuggle and love your bunny, knowing that they are happy and healthy.


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