Baby Bunny Care Tips for New Owners

Being a pet owner is one of life’s most rewarding roles. Caring for an adorable, new baby bunny can be especially exciting, but also a but overwhelming. There are many care aspects to consider in order to keep your newborn bunny happy and healthy so you can all enjoy your new relationship. In this article we will discuss some basic tips to help you with your baby bunny care! Consider the following when planning your care routine for your new furry friend:

1: Give them a comfortable home

The space in which you keep your baby rabbit is very important. Think how important a cozy home is to you, and imagine that your bunny wants to feel the same way. The Rabbit House recommends that a cage be 12 square feet in area in order to house the necessary items and give your baby bunny enough space to roam. The cage should be in a safe and protected area away from other pets if you have them. For the first 2 weeks, it’s also important to have a nesting box for the baby bunny (Raising Rabbits). The box will mimic their natural burrowing habitat and make them most comfortable in their growing weeks. Cages should be cleaned frequently to avoid bacterial issues.

2: Feed

For the first few weeks, baby bunnies should be fed milk. Goat milk or kitten milk replacement are preferable to cows’ milk (MyBunny). After those few weeks, the bunnies can be introduced to solid food. The House Rabbit Society says that “A rabbit’s diet should be made up of good quality pellets, fresh hay (timothy, other grass hays, or oat hay), water and fresh vegetables”. In the young ages, they should still only have nibbles of hay and