Learning About Pet Rabbits

Our love for pet bunnies is clear. We're keen for you to get off to a great start with your per rabbit. For this reason, we have filled our learning section with info and advice! Feel free to read it all or drop back and check out a particular area whenever required.

As always, we're happy to help with any specific questions that you may have on pet rabbit keeping, just get in touch with us via our Contact Us page.

Why keep rabbits?

Rabbits make wonderful pets. They are adorable with lots of personality!

Preparing for your rabbit

Here is an overview of what is involved in keeping a pet rabbit.

Choosing a rabbit

Choosing your Rabbit

Advice on what to look for when choosing a pet rabbit.

How to hold a rabbit

Handling your Rabbit

Regular handling and attention will keep your rabbit tame, resulting in a more loving pet.

Rabbit Health Care

Just like with other pets, rabbits benefit from a little health care.

Housing Your Pet Rabbit

Rabbits can be kept either indoors or out. It is really a matter of personal preference and whether or not you have the right supplies available.

This section will help you figure out what works best for you and your family.

Housing Your Pet Rabbit – An Overview 

So, you’ve decided to bring home a new pet rabbit? Rabbits are friendly creatures that enjoy playing and make adorable companions, they are good with children, and can even be litter trained for indoor keeping.

Indoor Rabbit Housing – What You Need to Know About Keeping a Rabbit Indoors

When most people consider bringing home a house pet, they think of a cat, a dog, or perhaps even a guinea pig. Bunnies can just as easily be kept as an indoor pet and make loving human companions.

Outdoor Rabbit Housing: Are Rabbits Happy Outdoors?

Even though rabbits make common house pets, they are just as commonly kept outdoors in a hutch or enclosure.

How to Bond Rabbits for Successful Companionship 

In the wild, rabbits are not solitary creatures. Actually, they spend much of their time hanging out in groups with other bunnies, whether they are foraging for food or hanging out in a nest.

Can You Keep a Rabbit and Guinea Pig Together?

With striking similarities between rabbits and guinea pigs, it is only natural to assume that the two pets could be kept together in the same structure. Is this assumption correct?

Rabbits and Other Pets 

Any time you already have a pet at home, adding another to the mix can bring about some concerns and special considerations, and it is no different when bringing home a new pet bunny.

Feeding your Rabbit

One of the first things you should learn about a rabbit before you bring your new pet bunny home is what food it needs to stay healthy.

Start with our general overview of how to feed your pet bunny. This topic includes a really handy infographic on a pet rabbits diet. You can then explore and learn more about specific parts of your pet rabbits diet in order to ensure she stays in tip-top health.

Feeding your rabbit – An Overview

Feeding your rabbit well is really important to helping it stay nice and healthy. Here’s how!

Rabbit eating hay

The Importance of Hay

Here is why Hay should be a part of your pet rabbit’s diet!

The Best Vegetables for Bunny

It is recommended to give pet rabbits fresh vegetables each day.

Rabbit Food – Pellets or Muesli?

A Look at the Pros and Cons of the different types of Rabbit Food.

Foods You Should Avoid Feeding Your Pet Rabbit

Take a look at some forbidden foods you should avoid feeding your pet rabbit!

Chewing Prevention: Why Rabbits Chew and Tips to Prevent the Problem

There is actually more than one reason why rabbits love to nibble.

Rabbit Health Care

Keeping pets rabbits can be easy and fun but it is important that they receive the necessary care to live a happy and healthy life as part of your family. This section will help you learn all about caring for your pet bunny.

Rabbit Health Care: A General Overview 

Here is a quick overview of how to provide the best health care for your pet rabbit.

Necessary Vaccinations for Your Pet Rabbit

There are two important vaccinations given to rabbits, here are the details.

Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Rabbit

Is spaying or neutering your bunny a safe procedure? Here are your questions answered.

Understanding the Grooming Needs of Your Rabbit

Keeping your bunny well groomed ensures you have a happy, healthy pet. Take a look at some of the basic grooming needs your pet rabbit will have.

How to Safely Clip Your Rabbit’s Nails

Keeping your bunny’s nails clipped is an important part of taking care of these pets.

How to Spot Signs of a Sick or Poorly Rabbit

Knowing how to spot signs that your rabbit is not well can be one of the most important things you do as a bunny owner.

Exercise and Activity

While your rabbit definitely needs a suitable hutch, it also needs an ample amount of exercise to stay healthy and live to be your playful pet for as long as possible. Therefore, making sure your bunny gets plenty of exercise is incredibly important. Give your bunny the exercise it needs by understanding just how important activity is and how you can make it happen.

The Importance of Exercise – An Overview of Rabbit Exercise and Activity 

Give your bunny the exercise it needs by understanding just how important activity is and how you can make it happen.

How Do Rabbits Like to Play?

Here’s a quick list of things your little bunny will enjoy.

How to Build Trust with Your Pet Rabbit

Here are some tips that can help you build trust with your pet rabbit.

Bunny Proofing Your Home

Here’s a simple checklist to help you bunny-proof your home.

Bunny Proofing Your Garden

Having time outdoors is important for your pet bunny, whether you house it indoors or out. A little sunshine and fresh air can work wonders for the rabbit’s temperament and exercise in a natural habitat like they would have inRead more

Toys That Your Playful Pet Rabbit Will Like

To keep your curious rabbit happy, there are all kinds of toys that you can supply for it, both store-bought and homemade.

Popular Rabbit Breeds

Here are some of the most popular breeds of Rabbits available in Ireland.

Popular Pet Rabbit Breeds

You may be surprised to learn there are so many different kinds of rabbits to choose from.

Lionhead Rabbits

Lionhead are very cute rabbit and have become very popular in Ireland.

Lop-Eared Rabbits

Lop-eared rabbits are a variety where the ears flop down rather than stand up straight.

Dutch Rabbits

Dutch Rabbits are one of the most common varieties of pet rabbits in Ireland.

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

Netherland Dwarf are the smallest of the dwarf rabbits.

Rex Rabbit

Rex Rabbit

The Rex rabbit is considered to be the most intelligent breed of rabbit.