Just as with any pet you are adding to your family, it is important to understand what necessities are required when adopting a rabbit. Rabbits can be great household pets, but need special care.


Rabbits require a diet high in fiber. As a result, rabbits must have unlimited access to grass hays such as (Timothy, Orchard, Bermuda, Oat). It is important to take into consideration household members who may have an allergy to hays and grasses. Vegetables also make a good source of nutrition for rabbits such as (Basil, Bok Choy, Broccoli leaves (stems or tops can make rabbits gassy), Carrot tops (carrots are high in calcium and should be given sparingly), Celery, Cilantro, Clover, Collard greens, Dandelion leaves, Dill, Kale (sparingly), Lettuce - romaine or dark leaf (no iceberg lettuce and no cabbage), Mint, Mustard greens, Parsley, Water cress). Fruits are also enjoyed by rabbits, but should be given as a treat rather than the rabbit's main source of nutrition. Fruits such as (Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples (no seeds), Bananas, and Pineapples) are a welcomed treat by most rabbits.

General Information

When housing a rabbit it's ideal to have a large enough space to accommodate your pet. There needs to be room for your rabbit to move about and lie down, as well as space for food, water, litter box and toys. Glass aquariums are not recommended due to their lack of air circulation. Chicken wire is also not recommended when creating or buying your rabbit's pen because rabbits can chew through the wire and hurt themselves. Caged pens that allow your rabbit to tunnel would be best and makes a good hiding spot for you rabbit when they want to be alone.

Rabbits are social animals and welcome companionship so if possible have your rabbits living area as close to your family as possible. If you decided to house your pet rabbit inside your home, rabbits can be litter box trained.


Rabbits should be altered to avoid unwanted additions to your fur family. You should also establish a relationship with a veterinarian who is familiar with rabbits and their medical needs.