How to Keep Pet Rabbits Safe

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2-10-2016, 15:10
Are you scared that your pet rabbit may be harmed or hurt? Rabbits can get frightened very easily so it is important that they stay safe. This article will help you learn how to keep your rabbits safe from harm.


  1. For rabbits that live outdoor in hutches, make sure that the latch is on securely. Always double check.
  2. When the rabbits are playing on the lawn (whether its in a rabbit pen or on a leash), always keep an eye on them. Eagles, hawks, vultures or even cats and dogs could attack them at any moment.
  3. For indoor rabbits, make sure all electrical plugs and cords are hidden and out of the rabbit's reach as well as potted plants. Make sure all plants are safe for your rabbit if he/she accidentally eats a few leaves.
  4. Don't accidentally step on your rabbit. Also, don't drop your rabbit. Rabbits' spines aren't that strong and can break easily.
  5. Never leave two un-neutered rabbits together in a room unattended. Male rabbits fight for dominance. The weaker rabbit may get bitten and hurt.
  6. Always feed the rabbits the right food. Alfalfa hay is just for baby rabbits. Adult rabbits need Timothy Hay to stay healthy. Food without the treats is the best kind.
  7. Keep the rabbit's pen/cage/hutch clean. A rabbit that is free to wander the house would rather stay out of its cage if it gets really stinky and messy.
  8. Keep your rabbit up-to date with the veterinarian. Lots of rabbit owners don't take their rabbit to the vet, but the veterinarian can help detect any harm in your rabbit's body.
  9. Never feed your pet human-processed food. It may be poisonous to your rabbit just like chocolate is poisonous to dogs. Never feed your rabbit raw potatoes. Potato is poisonous to rabbits.
  10. If you are having mice/rat problems, don't place poison sitting in dishes on the floor. Your rabbit could access it and die.
  11. Always make sure they have fresh water available.
  12. If you have other pets, such as a dog or a cat, always be aware of when the dog/cat goes near the rabbit. Even a super friendly and out-going dog could attack the small, frightened rabbit.
  13. Make sure your rabbit isn't overheated in summer and freezing in winter. If the rabbit's ears are hot, the rabbit is hot. If the ears are freezing, the rabbit is freezing. For outdoor rabbits in winter, you may want to consider a heating lamp if you live in a cold wintered region.
  14. Keep an eye that your rabbit doesn't chew the furniture.


  • Especially when you first get your rabbit, it is important to leave it out of the cage and unattended as little as possible. While it is important that it engages in its new environment to start feeling safe, it should also be safe.
  • Rabbits hide (for wild rabbits, they run into burrows or bushes) when they are scared and don't feel too safe. They do hide when they are injured as well.
  • You shouldn't judge your new rabbit when you have only had it for one day. Give it 3 days till it is comfortable with you and its surroundings.


  • Rabbits have delicate spines. Make sure your rabbit doesn't fall or injure it.
  • Tomatoes are not good for your rabbit. You may want to research more info on healthy fruits and veggies for your rabbit.
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