Having Pet Rabbits in Apartments
Is it possible to keep in a rabbit in an apartment? It is! Rabbits are clean animals that can adapt well to apartment living. They are also quiet, so you don’t have to worry about any noise issues with your neighbours.
Preparing your apartment
Before your bunny arrives, you need to get your apartment ready. The first step is to work out where you will allow your bunny to go. It is still a good idea to provide a hutch
somewhere in your home. This should be a warm area protected from the elements for your bunny to rest. It’s probably not a good idea to let your rabbit have free reign of the whole house. Also, make sure you supervise your rabbit’s free time in your apartment.
Making your apartment safe
Rabbits love to explore and they really love to chew. Before you let your bunny hop about, complete a safety audit of your home
. This involves removing any dangerous items such as chemicals or unstable furniture that could easily tip over. Most importantly, either remove electrical cords or purchase hard covers for each. Rabbits will chew! This can be extremely dangerous so make sure you take the precautions to make the environment safe.
Providing bunny enrichment
Rabbits, like all animals, need enrichment and engagement. Make sure they have plenty to interact with and things to do when they are exploring your apartment. This could be in the form of hiding places, toys such as those that encourage digging, scent marking or dietary enrichment, including treat balls and other hidden treat games
Keeping a pet rabbit in your apartment can be done, but make sure you take all the steps to create a safe, happy and stimulating environment for your pet. If renting, know that many landlords do not permit pets. Ensure you have the go-ahead before committing to bringing a pet into your home.