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Having something furry in your house that loves you and is glad to see you when you get home is wonderful. Rabbits will do that and be fantastic pets and friends. In addition to the love and attention, rabbits need the right kinds of food.
Despite all the cartoons, carrots are not the only food for rabbits. Good general care is to use commercially available rabbit pellets. They are full of nutrition and the proper vitamins your rabbit will need. Because they are food, pellets can spoil if left our too long. Seal them in air-tight containers or better yet buy food in smaller quantities that won’t go bad after a couple of weeks.
Fresh water is also required for any animal. Rabbits should have access to fresh water at all times. Again store-bought water dispenser that fit on a cage are perfectly good provided they are filled and cleaned regularly.
Rabbits need hay as well. Aside from its comfy qualities for a quick nap, hay provides roughage for rabbits to reduce blockage and keep their tummies happy. Munching on hay also reduces the chances of hairballs and related health problems.
Vegetables are excellent treats for your rabbit. Look for dark leafy vegetables and of course root vegetables are beloved by the whole species.