For all the bunny lovers in the UK, this week is a wonderful time to learn more about proper rabbit care and get free health checkups.
It’s Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) from May 23 – May 29, 2011!
Here are a few facts about pet bunnies:
- Rabbits can be litterbox trained.
- Rabbits need space to run and play everyday. In fact, many rabbit owners opt to let their bunnies have free reign all the time in a bunny-proofed room or entire home. They don’t actually need to be caged.
- Rabbits’ main diet should be hay (not pellets!). Hay should be available to rabbits at all times so they can graze when they want.
- Most rabbits don’t like being held. They prefer that you sit down with them at their level.
- Spaying/neutering your rabbit is essential. When spayed/neutered, rabbits become less aggressive and territorial, males stop spraying, litterbox habits improve, there are no accidental babies, and cancer risk decreases significantly.
Watch an adorable video from the RSPCA of how rabbits act when they’re not stuck in a hutch all day:
To find out which places are offering free health checkups and other rabbit-related events, go to the event locator on the Rabbit Awareness Week website.
To learn more about rabbit care, see: