Once you have your Kaytee rabbit food, you might think you’re ready for your pet rabbit. The truth is that there are a lot of preparations that need to be made.
First of all, you must guarantee space to the animal. Your cage should be as large as possible, with enough space to move and be able to exercise. In it you can place the drinker and feeder, and you must allocate a space for it to relieve itself. Educate him so that he always does it in that space and the cage won’t get as dirty, it is not very difficult nor requires a lot of patience, because they are very intelligent animals.
Although you provide them with a large cage, the rabbit needs you to take it out regularly and let it enjoy larger spaces. This is good for it to get used to all the environments of the home and to develop warm and sociable relationships with the members of the family. To permanently confine him to his cage, you will see how he develops a cold temperament, which is contrary to the expectations that you could have had when you welcomed him as a pet.
Another aspect that we must watch over is the temperature. They are very sensitive to excesses of cold or heat and it is one of the causes that most afflict them in wild environments where they cannot find a way to protect themselves. It is therefore recommended to place rabbit cages in roofed areas and protect them for possible impacts from wind, rain, moisture or the sun.
Feeding a rabbit is not very difficult if you have Kaytee rabbit food. They should be guaranteed water daily and the food should be given in small portions twice a day. An essential component of your diet is fresh hay, which helps the rabbit in digesting other foods. Other foods of importance are the grains of barley or oats, because of their high protein content, although you cannot over feed them, especially when they are very small.
As for vegetables and fruits, you should know that they enjoy them a lot, but that you cannot spoil them and give them in excess as they want, because they cause diarrhea when the rabbits over-eat them.
Nails should be cut periodically. To do so, it is best to learn the procedure from someone with experience, since an incorrect cut can make the animal suffer. Of course, having abundant fur, rabbits are not exempt from possession of fleas and mites. You must also pay special attention to this and use the same tick and flea treatments as you would on a cat.
You have to accustom your rabbit to human contact from when it is a small bunny to ensure adequate responses to orders. Remember that you should never pick up a rabbit by its ears. This can harm the animal and will make them fear you. Instead, use one hand to lift under its behind with the other wrapped under its chest.