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New rabbit & guinea pig checklist – Preparing for the introduction of your small pet

It’s a very exciting time adding a new rabbit or guinea pig to the family, this guide will help you successfully introduce your new small pet to your home to make the experience as stress free as possible.

Before the big day, ideally before you arrive home with your new small pet, you should set things up as they will be when the small pet arrives, so that they don’t come home to an environment that then changes again once they have started to settle in. Here is what we suggest to help make sure that your small pet settles in.

Having all of these items ready for when you get home will mean you can focus your time on enjoying the new addition to your family.

Here are some more top tips to help successfully bring the rabbit or guinea pig into your new home.

  • Handling your small pet is critical to ensure they stay friendly and continue to love the interaction; you should play with them at least twice a day to maintain a good level of human interaction.
  • Decide where they will be living as there are some great outdoor as well as indoor houses for small pets.
  • Make sure if the pets are outside they are safe from other pets like cats and dogs.
  • If there is other pets in the house make sure they get introduced through the small pet cage, dogs especially like to chase small pets so make sure they are safe.
  • Small pets need fresh veges every day. Apples, carrots, broccoli are great, but don’t feed lettuce as this can cause upset stomachs.
  • Rabbits are very easy to litter train, just keep putting their droppings into the litter tray and this will, encourage them to use the litter tray.
The Pet.co.nz Team

Written by The Pet.co.nz Team

A team of specialists with backgrounds in animal nursing, animal care, and all things pet related.