Should the rabbit be kept around other animals?
At least one other friendly rabbit should be kept in contact unless advised by a veterinarian/qualified animal behaviorist. A good combination is a neutral male and a neutral female.
- Rabbits are naturally sociable and like to live with other rabbits to form a "pecking order." Some animals have an advantage over other animals.
- The rabbit will have abnormal behavior. If you don't stay alone, you will suffer if you don't do anything for a long time.
- Sterilization, except for the rules of reproduction and care for parents and children. Neutralization reduces the likelihood of gender conflicts.
- Gently handle it every day from a very young age.
- Rabbits who are well treated as a child can learn that people are friends and partners.
- Rabbits that are rarely treated early in life, or rabbits that are roughly treated at any age, may feel the pain of human contact. This can be expressed as fear/escape behavior/aggression.
- Rabbits live indoors and can see human beings as important companions. If your rabbits have to stay alone, you must communicate with them every day to provide them with friendship.
- If they want to leave their companions, they can go some places. Always provide enough resources for each rabbit (such as accommodation / food / water / hiding place).
- Rabbits can be bullied if they can't do without other rabbits they don't like.
- Gradually introduce new rabbits, and under supervision, it is best to have two rabbits in a new space.
- Rabbits that grow up together usually get along very well, but if they are introduced as adults for the first time, they may fight.
- If you are unsure / have questions, please consult a qualified animal behaviorist.
- Take care of the person in charge when you leave to meet all their welfare needs.
- When they are with other animals or people who may intentionally/accidentally harm/terrorize them or cats or dogs, even if you know they are good friends, always supervise them.
- Rabbits are usually afraid of cats and dogs because they are natural enemies, but if you introduce rabbits carefully in the early stages of life, you can develop friendship.