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DO RABBITS MAKE GOOD PETS?

Rabbits are not only good at delivering Easter eggs, they also make fantastic pets! A carefully-selected rabbit will give you as much satisfaction as a well-trained pup or pampered kitty.

 

Rabbits are social animals and love human company. They are very clever also and can be toilet trained, walk on a lead and play games. Their cheeky antics are amusing and enjoyable to watch.

 

There are many different breeds of rabbits and each has their own unique personality and behaviour traits. Before choosing a rabbit it's best to do some research into what would suit your lifestyle. For example larger breeds need more space and long haired breeds require a lot of grooming. Talk to us for more information.

 

It's a common misconception that rabbits are a low maintenance pet. Rabbits actually require a high level of care, proper housing and good environmental enrichment to live a long happy life. Rabbits are highly social animals and should be kept with other rabbits as companions. Depending on their breed, rabbits can live for approximately 6-12 years.

 

Of utmost importance is diet and dental care. It is absolutely essential that pet rabbits a diet high in fibre (lots of fresh, good quality oaten hay is best).

 

This helps keep their teeth healthy and maintain good gut function. A veterinary check up (at least yearly) is very important to assess dental health and six monthly vaccines are also needed to protect against the potentially fatal Calicivirus.

 

Read our Caring for Rabbits  blog here:

https://petshealth.com.au/blog-hilton-ohalloranhill/caring-for-your-rabbit/

 

 




Pets Health is a full service animal hospital with clinics located in Hilton and O’Halloran Hill. We are dedicated to helping you keep your best mate happy and healthy through each stage of their life.

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O’Halloran Hill Vet Centre

123 Main South Road
O’Halloran Hill, SA 5158

Hilton Vet Centre

142 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton, SA 5033