In addition to cats, dogs, pocket pets and exotic pets, our team here at Central Animal Hospital is also well-versed in treating bunnies and rabbits. Over the years, these hip-hoppity creatures have become more and more popular with all kinds of pet parents and families. It is a common misconception that rabbits are do not need as much attention as more traditional pets. The truth is, they also need constant medical care to remain as healthy as possible. To learn more about our services for rabbits and to schedule your next appointment, please call us at 250-376-7208.
Can rabbits be left alone?
Pet rabbits actually require a lot of attention. We recommend you do not leave them alone for longer than 24 hours at a time. They may also benefit from the company of another rabbit.
What do I need to know before owning a rabbit?
Pet parents are often surprised by how much care rabbits need. First of all, rabbits constantly chew on surfaces. This makes them quite destructive. We suggest keeping your rabbit to one section of your home to prevent damaging your belongings. They also need a lot of space; they should be able to stand on their hind legs and hop at least three times in all directions in their pen.
Do rabbits need to be spayed or neutered?
Yes. Even if your rabbit is solitary, or is with a rabbit of the same gender, we strongly suggest that they undergo these procedures. Did you know that uterine cancer is actually quite common among rabbits? In addition, rabbits who are not fixed can become very territorial and aggressive when they grow up. A simple surgery during their younger years can help prevent these unwanted effects.