Rabbit - 10 top tips!

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TOP TIP 1
Rabbits need lots of hay (and grass!). Hay is the most important party of a rabbit's diet and helps to keep their digestive system moving.  It is recommend they need at least their own body size in hay every single day.

TOP TIP 2
Rabbits need a good source of fibre as it helps their complex tummy to keep in good working order.  Supplement their hay with a good quality complete nugget diet, e.g. supreme selective

TOP TIP 3
Fresh leafy green veg should also be offered to your rabbit, but in small amounts.

TOP TIP 4
Unlimited clean, fresh water available all the time is a must.  

TOP TIP 5
Be careful giving your rabbit treats - even healthy ones may be higher in sugar and salts making them very tasty for your rabbit, but not so kind on their well being if they have too much.

TOP TIP 6
Everyone needs a friend and rabbits are no exception.  Neutered pairs that cannot breed are the bet combination.
Help your rabbit get together with a friend of his or her own species and watch them form an unbreakable bond.

TOP TIP 7
Carrots are NOT a natural part of a rabbit's diet. They can be feed occasionally, but are high in sugar which can damage the rabbit't teeth and cause an upset tummy.  Its best to keep it green!

TOP TOP 8
Rabbits are herbivores and need a diet that is high in fibre.  Also, rabbits will eat their poo on the first pass to get all of the nutrients they need - this is perfectly normal!

TOP TIP 9
Take time to understand your rabbit's normal behaviour - you are more likely to spot illness if you know what is normal for your rabbit.  For more info visit the RSPCA rabbit behaviour pages click here.

TOP TIP 10
Rabbits need annual vaccinations. They need protection against myxomatosis and two strains of viral haemorrhagic disease.

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