7 Great Ways To Spoil A Bunny

Are you adopting a bunny? Rabbits certainly are adorable little pets. They do have very different needs from dogs and cats, however. First-time bunny owners usually face a bit of a learning curve. Here, an Anderson, IN veterinarian lists some ways to spoil a bunny.

Great TLC

Let’s start with the basics. Floppy will need a clean, comfy cage. You’ll need to add a safe substrate, a hide box, and a water bottle. You may also want to include a hayrack, as fresh grass hay will make up the bulk of your furry friend’s diet. Good food, grooming, and proper veterinary care round out Floppy’s essential needs.

Chew Toys

Chew toys really shouldn’t be considered a luxury item for bunnies. Rabbits need to chew, as otherwise they will develop some very painful dental problems. However, you can pamper Floppy by making sure she has lots of fun toys, and rotating them regularly so she doesn’t get bored. You can make many bunny toys out of ordinary household items. Look online for ideas and instructions.


If there is one thing all of our furry friends have in common, it’s a love of treats. Given the option, your pet would probably opt for sweets at snacktime. Floppy has a bit of a sweet tooth. However, while the occasional strawberry or piece of banana is fine, too much sugar isn’t good for your pet. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.

Obstacle Course

Bunnies love to jump and play. One thing you can do to keep your little buddy happy is make her ‘hopstacle’ courses. These don’t have to be very complicated. You can use things like footstools and ottomans, and just keep rearranging them.

Bunny Room

Bunnyproofing is an absolute must. You may want to consider bunnyproofing an entire room for your furry buddy. Just make sure to spend lots of time with Floppy, so she doesn’t feel too isolated.

Box Castle

Use cardboard boxes to make Floppy her own edible palace. This can be a fun rainy-day project for kids!


Last but not least, make sure that Floppy feels loved and safe by paying lots of attention to her. Pet her, play with her, and let her snooze in your lap if she likes.

Please contact us, your Anderson, IN animal clinic, for all your bunny’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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