Exercise

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.

  • Available in different sizes
  • Easy to put up and pack away
  • Great for young children to sit in and play with the bunny
  • Allow your rabbit to eat grass while outside

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:

  • Macaroni and cheese box filled with hay
  • Paper towel tube filled with hay
  • Toilet paper tube filled with hay
  • Golf balls
  • Empty soup cans
  • Old phone books
  • Polystyrene box
  • Untreated wood
  • Logs for climbing
  • Twigs
  • Laundry detergent caps (cleaned)
  • Hard plastic keys (for babies)
  • Wooden boxes for climbing
  • Slinky
  • Plastic garden pots
  • Hay cubes
  • Cat toys
  • Tennis balls
Rabbit Toy