Basic furnishing for Rabbits
Rabbits are social animals that should always be kept with a congener. Rabbits can be kept both indoors and outdoors. However, they cannot withstand large temperature differences. It is therefore not recommended to bring outdoor rabbits indoors in winter, or vice versa. With this basic setup we assume rabbits that are kept indoors. For two medium-sized rabbits, a safe enclosed space of at least 6 square meters is required.
Rabbits are prey animals and feel safe if they can take shelter. Ideally, there is a shelter for every animal. Rabbits prefer shelters with multiple openings. We have chosen the Trixie Plush Relax Shelter 36 cm. This is a soft hiding place with two openings. Also, the shelter has a flat roof and the rabbits can sit on top of it. We chose the Trixie Wilgenbrug Blank 69 x 40 cm as a second shelter. This bridge can be bent flexibly into different shapes. By bending the bridge in a semicircle we create a nice hiding place.
Rabbits are easy to housebreak. This is especially nice with rabbits that are kept indoors! The rabbits then need a spacious toilet. We have chosen the Trixie Toilet Brisko with Rim 50 cm. This is a spacious, rectangular toilet. The edge ensures that as little toilet bed as possible ends up next to the toilet.
Of course we need a toilet bed for the toilet. This bedding must absorb well. A good option is Back 2 Nature. This is a dust-free paper grain that absorbs excellently.
In nature, rabbits dig entire tunnels underground. Unfortunately we may not have these in the living room. But we can offer the rabbits tunnels to run through! Most rabbits love this. We choose the Trixie Play Tunnel 117 cm.
The most important part of a rabbit's diet is definitely hay! The fibers from hay are indispensable for digestion. Hay must therefore always be available in unlimited quantities. The Alpine meadow hay from Vitakraft contains a natural content of tasty herbs and is therefore generally very well eaten.
We use a hay rack to keep the hay neatly together. We use the Trixie Metal Hay Rack to hang 20 cm with roof. The rack is made of gnawing-resistant material. A good tip is to hang the rack above the toilet. Rabbits like to eat and chew at the same time. The roof ensures that the rabbits cannot jump into the rack.
In addition to hay and fresh vegetables, rabbits need kibble. Only 5% of a rabbit's diet should consist of kibble. So they don't need that much. We choose the Selective Rabbit Adult Rabbit food. This is an all-in-one chunk which has the great advantage that the animals cannot eat selectively.
We can offer the chunks in a food bowl. That way it stays clean and together. A separate feeding trough is required for each animal, so we prevent a fight from arising. The Trixie Carrot Ceramic Bowl 14 cm is available in four different colours. It's fun to choose a different color for each rabbit!
In addition to food, rabbits should of course always have drinking water available. We choose the Classic Drinking Bottle 1100 ml. We choose a drinking bottle, because in this way we know for sure that the rabbits always have access to clean drinking water. A water bowl can become soiled or knocked over too quickly.
Rabbits have a gnawing need that is also necessary to wear down the incisors. Therefore, suitable gnawing material must always be available. If this is not the case, the rabbits will gnaw on other objects (for example furniture). The Ham-Stake Birch Chewing Discs with Herbs are freshly cut from the birch tree.
Of course we want to spoil our rabbits a little every now and then. This is also allowed, but with a healthy snack. A good example of a healthy snack are the Vitakraft Loftys. The candies are made from grains and hay and are therefore a responsible snack. Of course, all snacks should be fed in moderation.
Of course we want the rabbits to have a good time. Rabbits are curious animals and they like to have something to do. The Carrot Dreamcatcher is made of loofah and can easily be hung. The dangling effect provides extra fun!
All these products together provide a good basic furnishing for your indoor rabbits. Of course, certain products can be replaced by a similar product at your own preference. You can view the products below and easily order what you like! If you have any questions or need help, we are of course happy to help!