Some bunnies love to go out and about, while others are more timid about travel. If you have outgoing rabbits, here are some suggestions on making it easier for both you and your pet rabbit to to exploring. Thanks to Judith Pierce and the San Diego Community News Group for the following article highlights…
On the town
You’re heading out to brunch with your girlfriends and you want to bring, Frisky, your Holland Lop. The best way to do this is in a pet stroller. It may seem a little silly, but a pet stroller is the easiest way to manage your rabbit’s safety in a crowd. The stroller gives room for hay and a water bowl, plus it zips closed to keep the harsh sun out and protect Frisky from curious dogs. With pockets for keys, cup holders, and a basket underneath, you’ve got a place for your water bottle, sweater and whatever else you might bring along. Be sure to put Frisky in a harness so you can clip it to the stroller and prevent her from jumping out when the top is open.
Visiting the grandparents
A weekend out of town doesn’t mean you have to leave your rabbit at home. If your bunny is fairly mellow and doesn’t mind car rides, by all means take it along. A little preparation will make Oreo’s trip a comfortable one. First, make sure you have a sturdy, hard-sided carrier and line the bottom with a towel and cover with hay. You can clip a water bottle to the door if you think your rabbit will drink while riding in the car. Belt in the carrier to the seat, to ensure Oreo’s safety in case you have to hit the brakes; it will keep him and the carrier from flying out of the back seat and into the front.
Bring along a small cooler with some fresh veggies and bottled water for rest stops on the drive. You can also bring along a foldable “puppy pen” to be your rabbit’s housing so Grandma won’t complain that he’s likely to chew her antique furniture. A litter box and some hay in the trunk of your car will ensure Oreo has everything he needs for the weekend.