September 21, 2019
Rabbits are incredibly social animals and appreciate constant companionship. In the wild they are with other rabbits all the time, so they are not used to being on their own.
It’s usually a good idea to have two rabbits together, but if you really just want one then make sure you can provide it with plenty of attention.
Notting Hill & Barons Court Vet’s team is on hand to advise you on how best to deal with a lonely rabbit, so if you are concerned, why not contact us?
There are several signs that will help you to determine whether your pet rabbit is feeling isolated and needs more companionship.
Emma] at Notting Hill & Barons Court Vets advises that the best companion for a rabbit is another rabbit, around the same age and preferably of the opposite gender, although do make sure they are both neutered if you don’t want a surprise litter of bunnies.
Be careful when introducing them to one another and prevent fighting by letting them meet in a neutral space that neither perceives as its own territory.
Once they show signs of bonding, such as snuggling and rubbing noses, they will be ready to share the same space full-time.
If you don’t want a second rabbit, you can help ease your rabbit’s loneliness yourself:
For more advice, the team at Notting Hill & Barons Court Vets is always happy to help.