It’s not always as easy to travel with a rabbit as it is with a dog. Many rabbits despise traveling, but others can adapt. It’s a game that only a few rabbits enjoy!
However, there are times when there is no other option and the rabbit must accompany you on your journey. We’ve put together a few quick and easy tips to help you make the most of your time. Not only will it be less stressful for you, but it will also be less stressful for your pet.
You’ll require the following items:
The items you’ll need are determined by the length of your trip as well as the mode of transportation. But here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need to travel with your rabbit:
- A transport container (we recommend fareasthobby.com rabbit hutch)
- Enough water in a water bottle
The fundamentals of traveling with rabbits
Prepare ahead of time
The first step is to gather all of the necessary items well ahead of time and double-check that they are all present and correct. Things go wrong in life, and when you’re far away from home, it can be especially stressful. As a result, give yourself and your rabbit plenty of time to prepare and start planning ahead of time. Make a list of veterinary clinics in the area where you will be traveling. It’s critical to know where to go if something goes wrong before the big search begins in an emergency.
Allow your rabbit to become accustomed to traveling slowly
You can take your rabbit on small adventures ahead of time to prepare him for longer trips. Then you can easily acclimate them to their transport container. If you don’t already have a good transport box for your rabbits, take a look at our list of the best boxes for rabbits. On their first outing, many rabbits are shy or even scared. Short trips there and back for safety and comfort will help you and your rabbit develop trust.
Don’t cut corners on the transport box
We recommend one that is small enough to prevent your rabbit from being tossed around in a storm. However, it must be large enough for them to have a sufficient supply of food and to be able to fully stretch out.
Couples should stay together
Keep your rabbits together unless you only have one (which should always be the case). That means you’ll also require a box large enough to accommodate both of them. A breakup would only exacerbate the situation. They will support and comfort each other as they go through new and strange experiences together. Separately, they may be even more stressed out as a result of not being able to see their best friend.
Make sure you have enough food and water with you
When traveling, some rabbits don’t eat or drink much. However, if they stop eating (and pooping! ), serious problems can arise. The most common health issues that a traveling bunny encounters are dehydration and GI stasis. Both are extremely dangerous and have the potential to be fatal.