For People New to Rabbits

Resources for For People New to Rabbits. 

Rabbits are intelligent and social animals. They are wonderful companion animals if given a chance to interact with their human families. We have many educational resources to help you create a happy house rabbit family. Here are our most popular resources for new bunny guardians.

Living with a House Rabbit

Perhaps you’ve just adopted your first rabbit, or maybe you already have a rabbit and would like more information to help you understand them better.  Here’s a summary of all you need to know about Living with a House Rabbit.

What To Expect the First Two Weeks

During these early days your new family member may not “be himself.” The most important contributions you can make are to set up a friendly, safe environment and to let him set the pace for getting acquainted. Here’s how.

Litter Training

By nature, rabbits choose one or a few places (usually corners) to deposit their urine and most of their poops. Urine-training involves little more than putting a litter box where the rabbit chooses to go. Poop-training requires only that you give them a place they know will not be invaded by others. Here are some suggestions to help you to train your rabbit to use the litter box.


What makes for a healthy house rabbit diet? We start with fresh hay and add on water, fresh vegetables and pellets. Read on for full details on the best diet to keep your rabbit healthy and happy.


There are many options for house rabbit housing, including x pens, bunny condos, a bunny proofed room, or every house rabbit’s dream: free range indoor living. We have lots of tips for all of these living options and more.

Spaying and Neutering

Spaying or neutering can significantly improve your rabbit’s life expectancy and is of general benefit to a rabbit’s health and wellbeing. The biggest upside is eliminating the risk of the many reproductive cancers that are surprisingly common in unaltered rabbits. Read on to find out the many benefits of Spaying and neutering.

Indoor and Outdoor Hazards

A house rabbit allowed freedom of the home and yard enjoys a lifestyle that is sociable, stimulating, and comfortable. However, the safety of such a lifestyle depends on control of the rabbit’s environment, to eliminate or reduce the hazards found there.

The House Rabbit Handbook

Packed with the collected wisdom of 35 years of house rabbit wisdom, this is the book that started it all. Written by Marinell Harriman, the founder of House Rabbit Society, the 4th edition of this classic educates readers how to successfully integrate a house rabbit into one’s life. You can purchase directly from The Harriman’s.

House Rabbits 101: Resources for New Bunny Owners

Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’ve got lots of info to help you and your rabbit(s) in becoming a happy house rabbit family. Here are the most popular resources for new bunny owners.

 Book: The House Rabbit Handbook

 Video: Your First House Rabbit

 Support: The Etherbun Mailing List

 Article: Living with a House Rabbit
 Article: What To Expect the First Two Weeks

 FAQ: Litter Training
 FAQ: Diet
 FAQ: Housing
 FAQ: Spaying and Neutering
 FAQ: Indoor and Outdoor Hazards
 FAQ: Sources of House Rabbit Information