Rabbits are very active and inquisitive animals. They like to keep busy and enjoy running around and investigating their surroundings.
Exercise is not only good mental stimulation but also assists rabbits to wear down their nails, maintain body tone and control their weight.
Each rabbit has it’s own unique needs when it comes to exercise time. For example Cashmeres – being a quieter breed – may be happy to just sit around whereas Mini Lops tend to enjoy running around for a few hours.
They are most active at dawn and dusk – the perfect time to interact with their owners before and after work or school.
Rabbits should not be confined to their hutch all day unless it is over 2 meters long. All rabbits should have an area in which to exercise outside of their hutch.
Supervised time in the backyard or house is a good solution and can be fun for everybody.
Playpens are a great option for a number of reasons.
Rabbits get bored and need toys. Below is a list of inexpensive items that you may already have around your house.
We sell various toys suitable for rabbits and your local pet supply store should also offer toys designed specifically for rabbits. Just make sure that the toys you give your rabbit are all non-toxic and change the items around occasionally to provide added interest for your rabbit.
Easy, inexpensive rabbit toys: