Merck Manual

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Routine Care of Your Rabbit

Routine Care of Your Rabbit

When To Do

  • Daily

  • Daily

  • Daily

  • Daily

  • Twice a week

  • Once a week

  • Once a year

  • When needed

  • When needed

  • Give fresh water and food, including fresh hay

  • Let out of cage for supervised exercise and play

  • Brush and remove shed hair of rabbits with long fur

  • Clean out the litter box

  • Brush and remove shed hair of rabbits with short fur

  • Clean and disinfect cage and food and water systems

  • Veterinary checkup

  • Give fresh bedding

  • Give new chew toys