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Outdoor Safety
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Outdoor Safety

Outdoor Safety

Rabbits love running in the garden, sniffing the air, digging and nibbling at the plants and grass.

However before you let your bunny out for the first time it's essential to take some precautions:

  • Fence the garden with wire mesh.
  • Beware of predators, including neighbours' cats and dogs, large birds, foxes, rats and even squirrels. Make sure you have plenty of time to supervise your rabbit while she is outside. Consider using an enclosed pen with a wire mesh floor to allow grazing. Move the pen every 1-2 days.
  • Indoor pets are more sensitive to the cold and your rabbit too may need time to adjust to outside temperatures. Don't let your rabbit go in the garden when it is very cold/windy or when it is raining.
  • Never use slug pellets or spray chemical weedkillers, pesticides and fertilisers on your lawn and plants.
  • Beware toxic, mouldy or thorny plants