They need a LARGE area to call home. A small starter cage, or hutch is not enough at all. A spare bedroom will work in a pinch. Setting up their cage, with a large pen around it will give them some roaming room, then you can let them explore the house more when you are there to watch and play with them, until they have learned how to return to their litter box. Also, make sure they are not standing on a wire bottom. If your cage has that. Please use a cardboard piece to create a bottom, and place a small blanket on it.
7. Feeding: Purchase a high quality pellet and timothy hay and be prepared to purchase fresh greens each week at the grocery store. Things like romaine lettuce, kale, and herbs such as parsley, thyme, lemon balm, basil, oregano, etc. Click here for some ideas on feeding!
Tip: if they are going after a table or chair leg, pull a long sock over it for a few days. (If it is a brown leg, get a brown sock) This will protect it from them, and they will hopefully turn to their toys. Baseboards can be blocked off temporarily with furniture, books, or grids, or more permanently with a cute little homemade picket fence and some double backed tape.
Stay tuned, we will be doing a few more posts over the next few days about caring for your new rabbit! We all want Hoppy, Healthy Bunnies!