Before you start any animal, you need to think carefully and soberly assess their capabilities. In this case, do not forget that the dwarf rabbits. creating a gentle, requiring regular attention and care of the owner, communicating with him. In financial terms, the maintenance of rabbits is not more expensive than other small pets.
Most often, dwarf rabbits are kept in a cage, which is a box with slatted sides and a removable plastic tray. The overall dimensions of the cage depend on the breed of the rabbit. In particular, for dwarf rabbits the minimum size of the cage is: width 60 cm, length 80 cm, height 50 cm. The depth of the tray must be about 15 cm so that the rabbits can dig freely.
Do not put cells near radiators or stoves! Dry air, which happens near them during the cold season, is harmful to rabbits and irritates the respiratory tract. High humidity is also undesirable, as the animals can get sick. The optimum relative humidity is 60-70%.
Materials for bedding can be different – peat, newspapers, straw, sawdust and shavings. Peat well absorbs the urine of rabbits, but it is very dusty, thereby causing irritation of the respiratory tract. The best option is sawdust and shavings, which are perfectly absorbing, easy to clean, harmless to rabbits, which also bury themselves with pleasure. The cage for the dwarf rabbit should not be entirely in the sun. It should be noted that the shadow in the house on which the sun’s rays fall is not considered sufficient. The optimum temperature of the content of dwarf rabbits varies from +10 to +20 ºС. If necessary, you can accustom animals to a lower temperature, but not to a high one. Thirst and loss of appetite can be observed at +25 ºС. If the temperature in the shade is +35 ºС for a long time, then a fatal outcome is quite possible. Dwarf rabbits need fresh air, but drafts are dangerous for them.
Despite many similar traits with rodents, dwarf rabbits belong to the hare family of hares. Only size differs from other members of the dwarf rabbit family. As a result, unscrupulous sellers often deceive buyers, giving up young rabbits, which then grow into the most ordinary.
Owners who want to give pets complete freedom of movement in the apartment should take into account that rabbits can easily nibble furniture, carpets, wallpaper, and that is especially dangerous – electric wires. In addition, indoor flowers will probably be damaged, some of which may be poisonous to rabbits. Therefore, to accustom the animals to walks need gradually, under supervision.
With the advent of the dwarf rabbit in the house, the owners assume a great responsibility. You need to take care of your pet, take care of it. But the efforts of the owners are paid for by the warmth and affection of kind and sufficiently intelligent animals, which are dwarf rabbits.