Can Rabbits Live Alone?

Rabbits are some of the most popular pets in the world today.

They are well beloved of many owners who treasure them for their passive nature, their amenability and general cuteness.

When thinking about getting a rabbit, many future owners often reflect on the question of whether they should get one rabbit or two.

So can rabbits live alone?

Rabbits can live alone but is not their most favored way of living.

They much prefer living with another friendly rabbit and keeping one together with another bunny is the advised way of keeping them.

Unless of course you are otherwise advised by a veterinary surgeon or a qualified animal behaviorist.

Rabbits are social animals and prefer the company of other rabbits.

They form a pecking order with one becoming more dominant than the other.

Some animals become more dominant that others, and is a perfectly normal situation.

If they are left alone, rabbits can unfortunately develop behavior that is not normal for them.

Rabbits that are left with nothing to do and with no company for long periods can suffer as a result.

It can be bad for their well being.

If your rabbit has to be kept alone, make sure that they have regular companionship.

A good combination to keep is a neutered male and a neutered female.

When they are neutered, it reduces the risk that they will fight.

Bring them inside as indoor rabbits.

This way they can feel part of your family and benefit from the interaction they will have with your family.

Believe it or not, they will gain a lot from spending time with your family and the conversation that occurs within the household.

Make sure that you provide things for them to do to ensure that they are not bored during down time when there is no one in the house.

Introducing your rabbit to another

If you want to introduce a rabbit to your pet so that they don’t get bored then this is an admirable thing to do.

When introducing new rabbits to each other, this needs to be done gradually and under supervision.

This also needs to be done in a space which is unfamiliar to both rabbits.

Rabbits that are introduced together as adults may fight to start with.

So have two separate places for them and gradually introduce them together in supervised times.

Have set periods of time for them to spend with each other and get ready to pull them out if things start to get tetchy in there.

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