It is very important to know how to keep a little rabbit in a cage and how to feed him. But equally important are the rules for your pet’s walk in the apartment and its possible diseases.
Walking decorative rabbit around the apartment
When you take the rabbit out of the cage, try to hold it tightly in your arms. Of course, not so much to suffocate, but so that he could not escape from your hands. The thing is that decorative rabbits extremely fragile spine. And if the pet jumps to the floor from your hands, most likely death awaits him. Therefore, so that everything does not end sadly, be more attentive to this moment.
If in your house, in addition to the rabbit, there is also a kitten or puppy, then make sure that they do not walk around the apartment at the same time. The fact is that the rabbit is a very anxious and fearful animal. Running away from a dog, for example, he, with fear, can be huddled in some gap. And then you will not be able to get it from there or do it with great difficulty. In addition, such races with other pets are extremely tedious for a rabbit.
- In no case can not grab a rabbit by the ear and the skin on the back. This is a huge stress for him! If you have children in your house, strictly warn them about this. Otherwise, the rabbit will simply begin to wither, and eventually will die.
- When the rabbit settles in your apartment, and gets used to you, he will remember his name, and will be happy to respond to it, go to your hands.
- Home rabbits love, when they are stroked on the back and on the head. They receive incomparable pleasure from it. But if you take the chin, be prepared for the fact that your bunny will be very nervous!
- Ornamental rabbits are night creatures. At night, the peak of their activity. But during the day they prefer to sleep, until about four or five in the evening. Do not wake them before this time.
You can not bathe your pet rabbit. Can in a very rare case, make an exception, only for the reason, if the rabbit has diarrhea or very strong heat in the apartment. In all other cases, exclude bathing. If you have redeemed your pet, then provide him with warmth while he dries, and eliminate the slightest draft. Otherwise, the rabbit will instantly get sick. Remember that the decorative rabbit has rather thick fur, so it will dry for quite some time.
Walksabout the apartment shouldpresent in the life of the decorative rabbit daily. But you must spend this exercise with him. Otherwise, the rabbit will be frightened and hide somewhere. Before walking it is worth removing everything that is within the reach of your pet. Otherwise, you risk being left without your favorite slippers, at best. At worst, with gnawed-down electrical wiring.
For walking best to buy a walking ring. In this case, you can safely "go for a walk" of your pet one. It will be safer for him and for you.
Rabbit diseases and treatment
With any violation of the usual power supply decorative rabbit, be prepared for the fact that he had diarrhea. What else can he be called? Diarrhea can occur if you give a little rabbit moldy bread, or his feed will be spoiled. There can be such a nuisance even if you started introducing vegetables and fruits into the diet of the decorative rabbit too early. Or you did it on time, but in too large quantities.
Also, an upset stomach can happen if you change the type of food too dramatically. And also, if a rabbit somewhere picked up an infected virus, with gastric diseases, under unsanitary conditions in the cage of a decorative rabbit.
Most first aid to the rabbit, which you can give yourself is to give him a solution of a pharmaceutical chamomile. If the rabbit refuses to drink the broth voluntarily, it can be given and forcibly using a syringe, after removing the needle.
After you have done this, you should clean the cage (even if you cleaned it only yesterday), lay fresh sawdust, remove all the food that is there. Only hay and water should be left. If the diarrhea does not stop, do not take any other action yourself, contact your veterinarian.
As a disease preventionIt should be about one or two times a week to give the rabbit a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Also, for this purpose, suitable and decoction of pharmaceutical chamomile or iodine. Iodine should be given as follows: dissolve 1-2 drops of iodine in one liter of water. The fact that it is better to feed the decorative rabbit, read the article Care of the Decorative Rabbit: maintenance and nutrition.
The male decorative rabbit is more aggressive than the female, and can mark territory. Therefore, consult your veterinarian at what age is worth castration. In addition to marking the territory, an adult decorative rabbit will need a female. For her lack of, he will easily replace it with your slippers, toys of your children, or even the feet of your household! Therefore, do not dismiss castration. It is really necessary.
For greater mobility, a rabbit is worth buying it.several toys. Most of all these animals love cardboard tubes. To clarify a wider range, ask for help from a pet shop consultant.
Do not forget time to cut your pet's nails. Otherwise, he can hurt either himself or you.
Necessary condition for normal functioning of the ornamental rabbit - vaccination. Do not forget to check with the veterinarian when you need to come in order to give the rabbit another vaccine. AND visit the vet himself, to make sure once again that your decorative rabbit is absolutely healthy!
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