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Domesticated rabbits as pets: What you should know

by Rich Kushner 06/09/2024

Have you ever considered domesticated rabbits as pets? Rabbits are intelligent, social and affectionate animals that can make an excellent companion under the right care. Providing the right environment and lifestyle is crucial for keeping a rabbit healthy, however, so it’s important to know how the happiest pet rabbits live.

For anybody interested in their own house rabbit, here are some of the key things to know:

Understanding rabbit behavior

Rabbits play and learn and need stimulation from others. These animals have an active lifestyle and require frequent activity. To maintain your rabbit’s health and happiness, ensure they have enough stimulation and exercise. 

According to experts, rabbits are most active in the early morning and late evening. Schedule some playtime with your pet rabbit first thing in the morning and around dinner time to keep them engaged during their most active hours.

Providing companionship for your rabbit

Rabbits are social animals who prefer being in a group. Therefore, it’s always recommended to get a minimum of two rabbits as pets. If you do not have space or money to keep two rabbits, you’ll need to be extra attentive to their social needs. 

Having a companion will help them stay happy and prevent them from getting lonely or anxious. However, be careful to choose either two male rabbits or two female rabbits unless you are prepared for baby rabbits.

Housing your rabbit

The proper housing is crucial to keeping a happy rabbit at home. They must have a protected area as well as space for exercise. Ideally, a rabbit hutch should have a water-resistant enclosed area and an open area for them to run around. Make sure there is adequate air circulation and soft surface underfoot.

Rabbits can make wonderful pets in the right circumstances. Keep this guide in mind if you’re considering adopting one of these adorable furry friends into your home.

About the Author

Rich Kushner

I donate 10% of my commission to a charity of the client's choice 

I am committed to helping you with your Real Estate needs and I work with a team of agents locally and nationally - so anywhere you have real estate needs, we can help you, and donate to your favorite cause! Some groups my clients have had me donate to are The Humane Society, Smile Train, Wounded Warriors Freedom Station, Second Chance Dog Rescue and Best Friends, to name a few.

For more than 20 years I have volunteered at the Humane Society, doing PFT program (pet facilitated therapy), where I brought puppies to children's hospitals, and Pets with Santa (picture taking with me as Santa, and people would then make a donation). I have also been active with On The Go, a service where I would drive folks who could no longer drive, to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, etc.