Before you can adopt a rabbit you need to set up everything to make sure your rabbit(s) will be happy, healthy and safe! You can get everything you need by purchasing this Starter Pack from Pethomes. If you would like to explore more buying options, please have a look at our brand new Shopping Guide. It will also explain what not to buy!
Recommended: 8 panels, 60-80 cm wide and 70+ cm high. Soft pens, cages and hutches are not appropriate. The playpen must be located indoors, ideally in the corner of a room.
Gives the bunny the opportunity to hide and play.
Gives the bunny the opportunity to play and stay occupied.
Needs to provide enough space for a bunny to sit comfortable and turn around. Typically you will need one that is 50cm long.
Litter consisting of paper pellets or compressed wood pellets (no clay, no crystal, no clumping).
Good brands are e.g. Catmate, Ozpet and Proteq.
HIGH QUALITY PELLETS
Recommended brands: Vetafarm, Oxbow, Burgess. No pellet mixes that are colourful, contain seeds, or are marketed as suitable for rabbits and guinea pigs.
1) Oaten hay
Best brand: Oxbow. Other good brands: Peters, Friendly Earth, King Alfalfa.
The water bowl should hold 400-500 ml and either be heavy / very stable so the rabbit cannot tip it over.
As for the food bowl: Any bowl or plate you have at home will do.
Any pet carrier will do as long as it can be securely locked and is big enough for a rabbit. Hard plastic carriers last longer than the soft fabric / foldable carriers as rabbits can chew them.