Rabbits for Sale
Rabbits are great pets that require quite a bit of space for running and exercise, friendship and compassion, and a highly nutritious diet with plenty of fiber. Most rabbits have very soft, lush fur and like to be brushed as well as petted. They are very social and docile animals, and can live up to 8 to 12 years with proper care. Rabbits as pets can find friendship in a variety of creatures and even children, with careful adult supervision. However, as prey animals, rabbits are naturally alert, timid creatures that can startle fairly easily. Almost like cats or ferrets, rabbits can also learn to use the litter box and over time come to you when beckoned. Rabbits love attention, to be groomed, and can even be trained to learn tricks. They enjoy living in stimulating environments with plenty of space to run around and explore! Uncle Bill's offers a great variety of Rabbit breeds for sale in our stores, such as Domestic Rabbits, Mini Lop, Mini Rex, Dwarf, Dutch, Holland Lop, and even Lion Head rabbits!
Vita Prima Timothy Rabbit Formula contains a high percentage of western cut Timothy Hay which increases the level of fiber while keeping the protein and calcium levels lower than Alflafa based diets. This is especially important for adult rabbits (over 8 months in age) to have consistent access to Timothy Hay, as well. In addition, dehydrated Papaya and Papaya powder have been included as natural digestive aids. Dehydrated Carrot and Banana are added to increase the variety in this daily diet of timothy hay and pelleted foods. Water is best provided via a hanging water bottle and should be changed or refilled daily to keep it fresh. Food can be offered in a chew-resistant heavyweight crock that isn't easily tipped over. They will also need something to gnaw on as their teeth are always growing. Be sure to provide pet-safe chews and treats to meet their chewing needs!
Rabbits are den animals by nature and are best kept in cages without wire mesh bottoms as their feet lack the fat pads that would serve as protection from the type of pressure that comes from resting on meshed wire. Rabbits tend to produce a lot of waste during the day so frequent cleaning should be expected. They can be litter box trained (Yesterday's News™ or Carefresh™ work well), although the rabbit may still scent other parts of the cage with some droppings to mark his or her territory. The cage bottom itself can be lined with a generous layer of bedding (SunSeed™, Carefresh™, or Gentle Touch™) and should be changed as needed. If the rabbit is not trained to make use of a litter box, expect frequent cleanings to be required. Some owners allow their rabbit free-reign of the house once litter box trained, although the rabbit can do considerable damage to furniture by gnawing or scratching when left unmonitored. They love to gnaw and they will nibble on whatever is within reach without proper attention!
Allowing them regular exercise outside the cage is recommended, as long as the area is rabbit-proofed and secure. They will make use of cat furniture that has cubby holes and ramps during playtime, as well as many other toys like those designed for parrots. Having plenty of toys and activities will best benefit these very active little guys.
Are Rabbits Right for Me?
Animals in this category require a bit of experience with small animals and a watchful eye for observing their health. Feeding inappropriate items can severely impact their health. However, even for children with close adult supervision, these cute little guys can really bring some bounce into your life!
At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Rabbits for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure!