Setting up for my rabbit

Now it's getting really exciting!

It's time to set up your new rabbit pen indoors so they are happy, healthy & can live a long life free of mozzies, flies & predators. Whether its a rabbit pen, rabbit house or rabbit cage - you need to ensure they have enough room to exercise & play!

We can't give a bunny a new home unless we are sure they have everything they need. Before completing your online application, download our Adoption Planner.

Download Adoption Planner (pdf)

What you'll need

  • An indoor playpen or equivalent ... where you are planning to keep your rabbit
  • A large litter tray
  • A hayrack/haybag
  • Food and water bowl
  • Pet tunnel
  • High quality hay (recommended types: Oat Hay, Timothy Hay, Teff Hay, Rye Grass Hay, Lucerne Hay as a treat)
  • High quality pellets (recommended brands: Oxbow, Vetafarm, Burgess)
  • Pet carrier

Rabbit Starter Pack

To make things easy for you we have worked with Pethomes to put together an All-you-need-Starter Pack. It has everything you need in one neat package! 


If you are adopting to get a bunny friend for your own bunny, this pack is also an excellent choice (keep in mind, you may have to keep them separated for a few weeks). Alternatively, you may want to have a look at the other starter packs Pethomes is offering. Of course, you can also source the items from another supplier of choice.

Additional advice

1. Make sure everyone in the household is prepared

Everyone needs to be aware of their responsibilities so the rabbit doesn't end up with an empty water bowl, matted fur or vaccinations being missed.  They are delicate & need special care & attention.

2. Rabbit-proof your home

Rabbits are curious creatures & like nothing more than getting into mischief! Take a walk around your home & check for cords, poisonous plants etc... to ensure both your home & your bunny will be safe.

3. Give your new bunny 10+ days to settle in

Take things slow & give your bunny the love & support it needs.  Being in a strange new place can be stressful.  They will come to you in their own time.


4.Be patient & persistent

Making new human friends takes time & its the same for our bunnies.  You need to gain their trust & then you will be friends for life.



5. Consider more than one rabbit

Like humans, rabbits require exercise, mental stimulation & social interaction. Having two bunnies is a wonderful way to provide them with it all.  Ask us about our effective Bonding Program.