Pet Rabbits Need Exercise, Too

Rabbits that carry excess weight are more prone to developing certain health issues. Without regular physical activity coupled with an incorrect diet, pet rabbits have higher risks of developing urinary tract disease, gastrointestinal stasis, bladder stones. If your pet rabbits stay in an indoor hutch, they should spend adequate time outside their enclosure to play, jump around, and stretch their legs. These are also important opportunities to derive physical and mental stimulation. Some pet owners let their pet rabbits play inside a room that has been thoroughly pet-proofed, while there are those that allow their bunnies access to almost all indoor parts of the house. If your pet rabbit is living in an outdoor hutch, the enclosure should be durable and protect your pet from weather extremes and potential predators. The design should include a run where pet rabbits can get that much-needed regular exercise. A sudden change in your pet’s health and/or behavior should warrant a trip to your Bowmanville, ON animal hospital. Read more here.


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