Can I keep one rabbit or do I have to have two

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  1. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    hi I’m going to be getting a rabbit very soon and I’m gonna be keeping her in a outdoor hutch I’m going to be letting her out and keeping her company a few hours a day do I have to have two or will my company be enough thanks for your help
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    You absolutely can have just one rabbit. They actually bond better with you if they don't have other rabbits around.
     
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    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    Thanks how much should I feed her i don’t know how old she will be but How much pellets a day
     
  4. HayDiddlesHens

    HayDiddlesHens In the Brooder

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    just a regular scoop in the morning and afternoon should be fine. Do you know what breed your getting? good luck.
     
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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Unlimited pellets till 6 months of age. You really should not buy a young rabbit unless you know exactly how old it is.
     
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    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    Thanks every one of the seller does not know how old she is how else can I tell and the breed the seller did not say but I think they are white
     
  7. BantamLover21

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    I agree, one rabbit will be fine. I generally free feed pellets until the rabbits are about 4 months old, but it depends on each rabbit's growth rate and condition.
     
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    junebuggena Crowing

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    If the seller can't tell you how old the kit is, do not buy. A kit weaned too soon or too quickly is seriously at risk for GI stasis, which very difficult to treat and is often fatal. No joking matter. Even if you do everything right, if it's too young to be away from mom, odds are it won't survive. I would hate for that to be your first experience with rabbit keeping.
     
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