Rabbits like to live with other rabbits……
To avoid boredom and loneliness, rabbits need company. Rabbits are not animals that naturally live on their own, so for their wellbeing rabbits should be kept in compatible pairs or groups. The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund have produced some good advice in their leaflet ‘Bunny Buddies’
You will get so much reward from watching the relationship between your rabbits as they play and socialise!
Building a relationship with you……….
For good pet health as well as encouraging your rabbit to socialise with you, regular grooming and stroking is recommended to ensure it becomes accustomed to handling and socialising with people. This means you will be able to carry out a regular health check.
But remember that a rabbit is naturally a prey animal and will need a quiet and calm approach to build the trust to make your rabbit welcome you and to be handled without stress. See our tips on handling your rabbit for more information