If you're considering adding a bunny to your family I strongly   

recommend reading this, as this was very helpful to me when I purchase my first bunny.

bunny training 

Learning to Use the Litterbox

Get the Right Box!

To train your rabbit to use a litterbox in a selected area, choose a litterbox that is the right size for the bunny.

What Type of Litters are Safe for Rabbits?

Be sure to use ORGANIC litter in the box. Clay litters--especially clumping litters--are inexpensive, but very unhealthy for two reasons. First, the inhaled clay dust can cause respiratory problems. Second, when ingested as dust licked off paws or as a crunchy treat straight from the box (yes, some of them do it!), the highly dehydrated clay litter absorbs vital fluids from the intestine itself and can cause serious impactions and intestinal slowdowns.Do not use cedar or pine shavings! T​hese produce potent aromatic compounds that can potentiate liver enzymes.​ The best to use is paper bedding.

Get the Right Box!

To train your rabbit to use a litterbox in a selected area, choose a litterbox that is the right size for the bunny.  The litterbox should be comfortable, and located in a quiet, private place. I place them in a corner because they are more likely to defecate there.

 It often helps to put a handful of timothy hay in a clean corner of the litterbox to encourage use of the box. A rabbit will often sit in the box, happily munching at one end, while the processed product comes out the other end. This may seem a bit disgusting to a human, but rabbits don't consider their feces to be dirty.

Resource ; http://www.bio.miami.edu​

Rabbit Cage 


Pet rabbits can be quite readily kept in cages in the home, with some freedom to run free in the house (after thoroughly rabbit-proofing, of course). Rabbits take fairly well to litter training so many people will let their bunnies run free in the home for at least part of the day. Even if your rabbit is thoroughly toilet trained and your house thoroughly rabbit proofed, a cage will act as a safe haven or nest, where the rabbit can retreat to rest. Just because its called "rabbit home" it does not mean it is the right home for your rabbit.
How Big
As usual, bigger is better. If your bunny will spend most of its time in a cage, then get the biggest cage that is practical in the home. As a general rule, the cage should be at least 4 times the size of the rabbit. A guide is 24" by 36" for smaller rabbits (less than 8 lbs.) or 30" by 36" for larger rabbits. A two story condo with a ramp joining the levels seems popular with rabbits too.

Resource; http://exoticpets.about.com

Why Should i get my bunny Fixed ?

Having your rabbit neutered does wonders for their health and happiness, and both male and female rabbits should have it done!

The main reasons for neutering rabbits:
  • Unneutered rabbits have raging hormones which make them aggressive toward other rabbits 
  • Male rabbits will constantly be humping the female which can cause aggression, create bald patches on the female, and generally leave both the rabbits feeling frustrated and uncontent. Neutered males are much happier and more relaxed. They can enjoy life without constantly looking for a mate and are less aggressive and smelly!
  • Up to 80% of un-neutered female rabbits develop uterine cancer by 5 years of age - neutering prevents this. Females who are not spayed when young and in good health may have to undergo the operation in later life if a uterine infection or cancer develops, although usually it is too late and the cancer has already spread.
  • Neutered rabbits are less territorial so you won't have to fear them lunging at you or attacking you if you put your hand in the hutch!
  • Unneutered males (bucks) frequently spray urine
  • Unspayed females may growl at, scratch and bite their owners
  • Both sexes if unneutered will attack other rabbits for no apparent reason
  • 2 females together - even if they are sisters - will still fight if they haven't been spayed

Rabbits that have been got rid of by their owners due to 'behavioural issues' are normally friendly but hormonal bunnies that just needed to be neutered!

Resource; http://www.saveafluff.co.uk/rabbit-info/neutering-spaying-rabbits  

What do bunnies eat ?? 

What do I feed my bunny?

Single most important item in the rabbit diet is grass HAYand it should be fed in​ unlimited​​ quantities to both adults and baby rabbits. A rabbit fed only commercial rabbit pellets does not get enough long fiber to keep the intestines in good working order. Alfalfa or clover hays, although tasty for the rabbit, are too rich in protein and calcium to be fed ad libitum. Instead, offer fresh grass hays such as timothy, oat, coastal, brome, Bahia or wheat. I personally feed my bunnies Timothy Hay from Kaytee, I also like the Oxbow Timothy Hay, they carry "first cut" hay that is high in fiber.

PELLETS

A high quality commercial rabbit pellet provides trace nutrients, vitamins and minerals that a rabbit might not get if fed only hay and fresh foods. However, very little pelleted food is required for good health. Many experienced rabbit veterinarians are now recommending no more than 1/8 cup of quality pellets per 5 lbs. of rabbit per day. I personally feed my bunnies Sprot pellets. A good quality rabbit pellet DOES NOT contain dried fruit, seeds, nuts, colored crunchy things or other things that are attractive to our human eyes, but very unhealthy to a rabbit.

Baby rabbits may be fed unlimited pellets, as their bones and muscles need plenty of protein and calcium for proper growth. However, the calories and nutrients of commercial pellets fed ad libitum exceeds the needs of a healthy adult rabbit, and will not only promote obesity, but discourage the rabbit from consuming enough hay to ensure good intestinal health.


VEGGIES!
Fresh greens help keep intestinal contents hydrated, which makes them easier for the bunny to pass. Trace nutrients, fiber, and just plain old tastiness are other benefits of fresh greens. NOTE; ​Baby rabbits may start receiving greens very gradually at the age of about 4 months.​
Fresh, moist greens are about as important as hay in maintaining a healthy intestine.Be sure to wash everything thoroughly to remove pesticide and fertilizer residues as much as possible. Even organic produce should be washed well to remove potentially harmful bacteria, such as E. coli,  ​Serve the vegetables wet, as this will help increase your rabbit's intake of liquid.Try broccoli, dark leaf lettuceskale, parsleycarrots with tops, basil, mint, cilantro​culantro, spinach, tomatocelery (cut up into 1" pieces)Experiment and see which types your rabbit likes best! Rabbits love fresh, fragrant herbs fresh from the garden.​Give starchy vegetables (e.g., carrots) in moderation, and use bits of fruit only in very, very small quantities, as special treats. Too much sugar and starch can cause cecal dysbiosis, and all its associated problems. Safe choices are​ appleapricot, bananacherriesmangopeachplum,papaya, pineapple,apricot, ​berries​ . .
 

Resource ; http://www.bio.miami.edu​

Male Or Female  

          Male and female rabbits can be equally good pets ! Especially if spayed/neutered. Regardless of sex, most rabbits go through a brief "teenager" phase where they may act particularly pugnacious and difficult to handle. This change in behavior typically begins at about 6 months of age, and usually has ended by the time the rabbit is a year old or less. This stage of life can be very difficult and frustrating for the new rabbit owner - your previously sweet and loving bunny may develop quite a negative attitude .  They are no longer tiny, cute, passive babies and have become typical teenagers and most people do not realize that this phase is normal and temporary ! If you want a baby bunny, you must have a great deal of patience and time to spend with your bunny . 

Should i get 2 bunnies ?

Yes! It's one of the best things you can do to make your bunny's life a happy and fulfilled. In the wild rabbits live in big groups and are very sociable animals, so it makes sense that they should live with at least one other bunny friend! Once you have witnessed a bonded pair of rabbits interact together, it's unlikely you would ever want to keep a solitary rabbit.

         While rabbits do enjoy human company and will tolerate or enjoy living with other animals, it does not replace the fact another rabbit will be the best companion for them where they can talk the same language, understand each other's body signals, and play, groom, relax, eat together and look out for each other.

Resource;http://www.saveafluff.co.uk/rabbit-info/rabbit-pairs