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Rabbit Advice

Learn more about looking after rabbits with our hints and tips

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Rabbit advice articles

Rabbits may be quiet creatures who keep themselves to themselves, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about them! Caring for rabbits means giving them lots of love and attention, and our expert advice will tell you all the key information you need to know.

Rabbit diet

Feeding the correct diet is probably the single most important means of having a healthy and long-lived rabbit.

More information about feeding your rabbit the correct diet






What is flystrike?

Flystrike occurs when certain types of fly lay their eggs on a rabbit, which then hatch into maggots that eat the animal’s flesh. It can be fatal.

More information on flystrike in rabbits




Playing with your rabbit

Games and exercise also help keep their minds active, so make time to play with your pet as often as you can.

More about playing with your rabbit

The right environment for your rabbit

When you choose how to house your rabbit, it’s important to remember that even if your space is limited, your pet must be able to hop around as well as keep warm, dry and well fed.

More information about homing your rabbit





Getting the right insurance for your rabbit

Serious illness or injury can be expensive to treat, so it’s very important to ensure the costs are covered with a good insurance policy.

More about insurance for your rabbit

Finding your rabbit a companion

Rabbits who live in friendly pairs or groups are much less likely to suffer from lack of stimulation, plus it makes keeping a pet even more fun for you!

More about giving rabbits a companion 

Getting your rabbit vaccinated

There are two nasty infectious diseases that threaten rabbits, but fortunately your bunny can be protected against them. All you need to do is get your rabbit vaccinated, and then make sure the protection is topped up with an annual booster vaccination.

More information on rabbit vaccinated






Neutering your rabbit

Neutering a male rabbit means removing its testes, while the equivalent procedure in a female is called spaying – the removal of the reproductive organs.

More information on neutering your rabbit