Physical and Mental Stimulation
- Created in Rabbits
Activity is a vital part of keeping a rabbit happy and healthy. Your rabbit will need time to roam outside of its cage for a few hours every day. There needs to be enough space for the bunny to hop, jump and run. You can place some toys or digging materials in the exercise space to encourage your pet to chew and dig, too. Rabbits that don't have enough room and/or don't get enough exercise display destructive behavior. They are also prone to obesity, poor bone density, poor muscle tone and gastrointestinal problems that can reduce their life spans.
In addition to having the opportunity to run, jump, chew and dig every day, rabbits are sociable creatures. They need to be engaged by people and like being in a room with activity and attention. Don't locate your pet's cage in an isolated room. Make the bunny feel like part of your daily family activities.