Right after you have purchased your first Lionhead rabbit the daily caring begins. One should not underestimate the time effort you have to make in order to care for your rabbit. It is a responsibility that is comparable with caring for a dog. In contrast cats can care for themselves for a couple of days if they have enough food and water but this is not the case with rabbits. Especially when your bunny is still a baby lionhead he or she needs a lot of daily care and attention.
As mentioned caring for your lionhead is a task that requires daily effort. Feeding your rabbit is the most important element of the daily care. Lionhead Rabbits love hay and it serves as the main ingredient of their diet. Besides providing fresh hay on a daily basis make sure you also replace their water in order to keep it fresh. Moreover, when you replace their water it is important that you also clean their bottle or whatever you use for giving them water. When your rabbit is 7 months or younger it is advised to provide pellets as well. For more information about their diet we refer to the feeding page.
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Special daily care
If you have had before or have other rabbits right now than you will experience that caring for a lionhead rabbit is kind of less the same as for any other rabbit breed. However, there is one big difference. What distinguishes the lionhead from others is exactly the thing what causes that they require more daily care. Their unique manes need some extra attention. You can prevent your lionhead from getting tangles in his mane by brushing him several times a week. If their manes become that long that it reduces their visual sight you could consider to groom these areas. Please be extra careful when doing so because you can easily hurt the rabbit if you make a wrong move.
Check their health status
When a lionhead rabbit starts smelling this is an indication that they are unhealthy at that time. Therefore it is essential to monitor their health several times a week. Even if you have the slightest concerns please always pay a visit to a vet. It is better to prevent than to cure. For more information about any possible diseases we refer to the vaccinations page.