About Rabbit Care

Rabbits are wonderful companions!
Like all animals, they require a healthy diet, attention, and regular cleaning, but are substantially easier to handle and care for than most other animals Рboth big and small! Bunnies are a long term commitment and it is important to make sure you are prepared for this responsibility before adding a cute furry friend to your home!

 

Due to being small and quiet, bunnies make perfect pets in apartments! Bunnies are also ideal for those who are busy during the daytime or cannot accommodate the long exercise hours a dog or cat requires. Bunnies are very happy independently playing on their own while their family is away at work or school.

Just like larger animals, bunnies are incredibly playful and loving towards their owners!


To give you a idea of life with a bunny is like before you decide to add a Moonlight Dreams bunny to your family, please review the following brief information.

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  • All bunnies should be provided a healthy diet. This consists of a high quality pellet feed, unlimited hay, and limited treats, veggies and fruit. No fruits, veggies, or store bought treats until your baby is at least 5 months old. Bunnies have a complex digestive system and all new foods should be introduced slowly to ensure your bunny adjusts to the new addition. I recommend a pellet that is a complete alfalfa based plain green/brown color that is at least 16% protein and 20% fiber.
  • Given time and patience, litter training bunnies is incredibly easy! I provide a great start by getting the babies used to the idea of the litter box. Bunnies are born with a natural desire to keep themselves clean. Your Moonlight Dreams bunny will regularly lick themselves to clean and have a natural desire to keep their cage clean, making litter box training even easier!
  • When your bunny first arrives home, it is important to allow them time to transition and adjust to their new home before beginning to love on them or introducing them to other pets in the home. Bunnies are prey animals and need spaces to hide in order to feel safe and secure.
  • Although bunnies make fantastic house pets, they should not be 100% cage free. It is important to have a “safe pen” for your bunny to live in during the times when you are unable to supervise them. On our bunny care recommendations page, we provide you with all our approved bunny set ups!
  • Bunny families should be prepared to empty their bunny’s litter box and clean their bunny’s pen on a regular basis. It is important to provide your bunny a safe and clean area to live.
  • Both male and female bunnies can be neutered/spayed to prevent issues caused by hormones. We do not require our bunny homes to spay/neuter their bunny as we feel this decision should by made by the individual family and their veterinarian.
  • When all animals are properly socialized, bunnies often become friends with larger animals such as dogs and cats. However, for the safety of your bunny all interactions should be supervised!
  • All bunnies need to be groomed. Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarves should be groomed when they are shedding or molting their coat. European Teddywidders need a little more maintenance, however they are bred to have easy to groom fur with little to no matting. I recommend AT LEAST once a week but encourage more to help with bonding as well as keeping them used to grooming to make your job easier! Nail trims should be done every 1-2 months depending on the growth and sharpness.