Care

Care Basics

Diet, Grooming, Housing, Play and Littertraining articles to give your bunny the best care possible.

two house rabbits on a cardboard house

How To Care For A Pet Rabbit: A Primer

By Mary Cotter

Responsibility involves providing proper housing, nutrition, grooming, and veterinary care.

How to Find a Good Rabbit Veterinarian

By Kathleen Wilsbach

Don’t wait till you have an emergency to start looking for a rabbit-savvy veterinarian.

Common Questions

By Paige K Parsons

Common Rabbit Questions Do rabbits make good pets? Expand Yes, rabbits can make wonderful pets […]

great rabbit-savvy vet examining a rabbit

The Best Rabbit-Savvy Vets Near Me

By Our Think Tank

A comprehensive and up-to-date resources for finding a local rabbit savvy veterinarian near you.

Diet

Food & Diet

By Paige K Parsons

Adult rabbits need a balanced diet of unlimited hay, fresh greens, and a few pellets.

Natural Nutrition I: The Importance of Fiber

By Elizabeth TeSelle

In consultation with Cindy McBee, DVM For years, I have agonized over what to feed […]

Natural Nutrition Part II: Pellets and Veggies

By Elizabeth TeSelle

Commercial pellets, particularly when fed in large amounts, may not be the best choice for all rabbits.

Digestibility in the Rabbit Diet

By Marinell Harriman

Rabbits have a very round-about, complicated way of getting their food digested.

closeup of house rabbit eating leafy green vegetables.

Best Vegetables for Rabbits: A Healthy Diet Guide

By Paige K Parsons

Learn the ideal rabbit diet proportions: 80% hay, 10% fresh vegetables, and less than 5% fruits as treats for a healthy bunny.

Treat Foods

By Susan Smith

That cute little whiskered face is so hard to ignore, especially when your bun sits […]

rabbit in a litter box eating hay

The Importance of Hay

By Amy Ramnaraine

Rabbits are designed to eat large amounts of high fibrous food – mostly hay.

Video: How to Help an Overweight Rabbit

By Mary Cotter

Howcast video on helping an overweight rabbit loose weight.

Greens Are Great!

By Amy Ramnaraine

Rabbits are herbivores! A diverse selection of leafy greens should be 10-15% of your rabbit’s […]

Grooming & Handling

house rabbit being groomed

Grooming

By Dr. Carolynn Harvey DVM

Rabbits can act hardy, but their delicacy, from skin to spine, necessitates careful grooming

How to Handle and Pick Up a Rabbit

By Paige K Parsons

Here are four annotated educational videos with helpful tips on handling and picking up a […]

How To Clipper A Rabbit Safely and Kindly

By Amy Ramnaraine

How to clip a long-haired rabbit in a kind and gentle way. A companion video is available for a complete beginner’s guide.

Bonding With Your Rabbit

By Amy Ramnaraine

Rabbits are social animals. They need relationships to thrive.

Overgrooming

By Our Think Tank

Overgrooming in rabbits, also known as excessive grooming or barbering, can have various causes. Here […]

An Uplifting Experience

By Holly O'Meara

Rabbits can resist being lifted and carried in a number of ways. Reacting instinctively to […]

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Learn to trim your rabbit's nails with this short video from Amy Sedaris and Marry Cotter.

Housing & Space

Living Space: How to set it up

By Marinell Harriman

How to create flexible living arrangements for a happy house bunny.

Bunny Proofing Your Space

By Marinell Harriman

Any part of your house that is exposed to a bunny resident should have protection […]

Pens: The modern housing preference

By Marinell Harriman

Pens are inexpensive, easy to use, and can be adapted to fit in nearly any home.

outdoor house rabbit runs

Four Fabulous Outdoor Exercise Set-Ups For Rabbits

By Paige K Parsons

Looking for creative ideas for great outdoor exercise runs for your rabbits? Here are four fabulous ideas.

Outdoor and Indoor Hazards

By Holly O'Meara

A “house rabbit,” allowed freedom of the home and yard, enjoys a lifestyle that is […]

Rabbits Outdoors: Lowering Risks

By Paige K Parsons

Being outdoors offers rabbits the joy of fresh air, sunshine, and freedom to explore. However, it also exposes them to risks.

Why Keep Your Rabbit Indoors?

By Paige K Parsons

Keeping your rabbit indoors is a compassionate choice.

Play, Toys, and Enrichment

Play activity

By Marinell Harriman

Destructive behavior, such as chewing or digging into your carpet, can be diverted into healthy projects for your rabbit.

Playthings – How Bunnies Use Them

By Marinell Harriman

Gymnastic toys—those that entice climbing on, leaping over, running through, diving into, or sliding down—keep […]

Exercise: Setting up playgrounds 

By Marinell Harriman

Opportunity to exercise should be provided at least four hours a day or thirty hours a week

More Than Just a Chew Stick

By Margo DeMello

As a fosterer, I often receive calls from people who are trying to find homes […]

outdoor house rabbit runs

Four Fabulous Outdoor Exercise Set-Ups For Rabbits

By Paige K Parsons

Looking for creative ideas for great outdoor exercise runs for your rabbits? Here are four fabulous ideas.

Litter Box Training

Natural Routines: Litterboxes

By Marinell Harriman

A bunny’s use of litterboxes should be a natural evolution of what he wants to do anyway.

Litter Training FAQ

By Creative Commons Remixed

Common litter training concerns and a helpful overview video.

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Top Tips on Litterbox Training from Amy Sedaris and Marry Cotter.

Bonding & Socializing

Bonding With Your Rabbit

By Amy Ramnaraine

Rabbits are social animals. They need relationships to thrive.

house rabbit looking antisocial

Socializing the Antisocial Rabbit

By Marinell Harriman

Did Sinbad’s socialization subdue his vigorous spirit?

Two Rabbits: A Perfect Match or Double Trouble?

By Amy Espie

The vast majority of rabbits crave the companionship of at least one of their own kind. We offer the following to help you decide whether a multi-rabbit household is right for you.

Bonding Rabbits – A Complete Guide

By Margo DeMello

Bunny bonding basics by bunny expert Margo DeMello.

two house rabbits separated by a pen

Bonding: When the Going Gets Rough

By Holly O'Meara

The rabbit psyche is mysterious, sometimes paradoxical.

The Most Important Word in Bonding: PATIENCE

By Mary Cotter

Patience is the magic word when it comes to bunny bonding. PICK potential partner rabbits carefully. There […]

How to Successfully Introduce Rabbits in Group Settings: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Margo DeMello

Want to know how to have a large group of rabbits live together? Here are some basic instructions for group bonding.

Dogs and Bunnies

By Marinell Harriman

More important than the dog or bunny behavior in establishing a compatible relationship is human behavior. Our job is to show our dogs how we want them to behave around our rabbits.

rabbit and cat

Rabbits and Cats

By Marinell Harriman

Indoor house cats typically will peacefully coexist with pet rabbits if given proper introductions and […]

rabbit and cat

Cats and Rabbits

By Amy Espie

A cat and a rabbit really can be friends.

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