Just as April discovered, rabbits can be litter-box trained. One safety
suggestion, though, pass up the clumping litter and use one made of
organic material instead to keep your rabbit in good health.
April has a good handle on Butterscotch, figuratively and literally.
She knows that rabbits are very friendly and social and she also knows
how to hold a rabbit the right way - always support the bottom! Rabbits
also like to dig, much like Butterscotch.
Falls in Love...
bunny slippers! Bunny love is a very sweet thing and once they fall
in love, they're bonded for life. Two rabbits means twice the love
and laughter! If you're thinking of bonding two rabbits, always make
sure they're spayed or neutered or you'll have more than you bargained
Steals a Carrot
Rabbits can be
quite the tricksters and are insatiably curious. Rabbits love treats,
too, and are insistent about getting their fair share of fruits and
veggies, part of a healthy diet, for your rabbit and you!
Slipper Love - Part 2
Rabbits will often nudge you when they want something, and
may even nip if you don't respond fast enough (they can be demanding
at times!). If you feel a nudge on your foot, your rabbit is saying,
"Pay attention to me!"
Noise is Scary!
Loud noises can be very scary for a rabbit and they have sensitive
hearing. A quieter environment is best for a rabbit. Sometimes a loud
clap or "no" can be an effective training method when they're
doing something they shouldn't. It's usually enough to make them stop
and not want to do it again since they will often associate the loud
noise with the behavior.
Always make appropriate plans for your rabbit's care if you're going
on vacation. If you decide to bring your rabbit on the trip, take
extra precautions to make sure they stay safe. We'd be happy to give
you some travel tips.
Rabbits are very social and have plenty of love to give, so don't
worry that adding more people or pets to the mix would diminish your
rabbit's bond with you. You really know your rabbit loves you when
he or she has no problem telling you when they're mad at you! Then
you know you've earned their trust.
Gets a Shock
Rabbits are notorious for chewing electrical cords, so make sure to
bunnyproof your home! It is thought that the jolt received from snipping
through a wire gives them a "high" of sorts, but this can
be very dangerous. Make sure to have all cords out of your rabbit's
Rabbits love interacting with people and are very good jumpers!
While not often lap animals, many would enjoy vegging out on the couch
next to you, simply enjoying your company.
Enjoys Elly's Garden
Rabbits love to play outside on cool days where they can dig and taste
all the different grasses growing in your untreated, pesticide-free
yard. Set up a safe enclosed area outside where your rabbit can play,
and your rabbit will love you for it...but make sure it's far away
from any plants you want to see again!
Visits a Friend
A rabbit savvy
friend is indispensable when you have to travel. Don't worry, your
rabbit will still love you when you get back, although he or she may
not talk to you for a couple days when you return home, just to make
sure you know that they're mad at you for leaving!
Although rabbits aren't vocal in the traditional sense, they have
their own way of communicating. A rabbit may nip to let you know to
"Stop doing that!" They also use their ears, feet, and body
language to let you know what they're thinking.
the Mischief Maker
Rabbits love to play and many easily befriend other animals such as
dogs and cats, after proper introductions, of course. Also, notice
that Butterscotch has a nice plate of fresh veggies, a healthy part
of a rabbit's diet, and a large cage, giving her enough room to move
Gets a Shock....Again
They can't help themselves...electrical cords are just asking to be
snipped! Save your rabbit from a dangerous situation and keep electrical
cords out of reach. They're also tempted by telephone cords and cell
phone chargers, so watch out for those, too.