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Rabbit Pet Sitting (Guide & Tips)

Rabbit owners love their bunnies just like dog and cat owners love their pets. You want to know what to do in case you ever are asked for rabbit pet sitting services. It is not difficult to care for a rabbit, but it will help to get a new pet-sitting client if you are knowledgeable about rabbit care.


Take care of those bunny rabbits!

Food care for pet rabbits

The only pet sitting that is easier than taking care of rabbits is freshwater fish. If you know how to care for a cat, then you know 90% of what is needed for rabbits.

Here is a basic list of the care that I have provided my rabbit clients:

  1. Freshwater
  2. Dry pellet food
  3. Fresh green vegetables
  4. Changing hay (litter)
  5. And maybe let them out to exercise and play

Every rabbit I have watched were kept in some kind of pen or crate. That is where you put the water and food bowls and where the litter box is. Most of my clients had me one visit per day, but one of my clients had me come in the morning and again at night.

Hay for food and litter for pet rabbits

As for the litter\hay, I usually only had to add more hay. If the pet visit was for 5 days or more, than you may have to dispose of all the litter and replace it with fresh hay.

That is the basic run down for cat pet sitting: water, dry and\or wet food, and litter cleaning. The only difference in caring for a rabbit is the type of litter and fresh veggies as opposed to wet cat food.


Special notes when pet sitting rabbits

Here are some things to consider when pet sitting rabbits:

  • They are prey animals and are easy to frighten so be quiet
  • Try not to smell like other pets like dogs and cats

You more than likely will not be asked to pick up the rabbit or play with them. Make sure to adhere to that. The only contact I had with the rabbits was to use my finger to gently pet their head.


Final Thoughts

If you know anyone who owns a rabbit then pay them a visit and see if they can give you some time with their bunny. It’s an easy pet sitting gig but any experience you can get will go a long way to landing new clients.

Jim Kernicky

I have been a dog walker and pet sitter for my business Fairmount Pet Service in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia since 2008.