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Teaching the Children How to Handle Rabbit Food

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Rabbits are definitely one of the most popular pets, because these furry creatures are simply adorable, tame and loving. It is however important to teach children how to handle rabbit food to make sure that your pet stays healthy and gets its required dietary nutrients on a daily basis. Teaching children how to take care of pets gives them a sense of responsibility and it also helps them to bond with the pets and appreciate them better.

The first thing that needs to be done when teaching the children how to handle rabbit food is pointing teaching them about the different foods that can be consumed by rabbits and the ones that cannot. Make sure that they understand the dangers associated with feeding rabbits the wrong foods. Secondly, if the food needs preparation or cooking, pre-cook the food and freeze it to make things easier. The children can have the food de-frozen with supervision, before feeding the pet. It is also important to teach them about hygiene while handling the food to avoid contamination.

Thirdly it is important for children to know the right times to feed the pet, to avoid overfeeding it or underfeeding it. Portions are also very important when it comes to feeding rabbits and the children need to know how to measure the food before feeding the pet. It is wise to stock up on the rabbits favorite meals to avoid leaving the judgment call to children.

Finally, despite the fact that you may be tempted to give the rabbit the food that it loves, it is important to teach the children to give it a balanced diet. They should always learn to give the rabbit fresh food so that it can enjoy its meals without any complications. It is important to have a variety of food for the rabbit so that it does not get bored eating the same type of food all over again.

Cleaning after the rabbit is also one of the other things that children should be taught. They should not handle the rabbit’s droppings with their bare hands and they should also wash their hands after cleaning the rabbit’s droppings. They should also be taught to give the rabbit space when it hops away and how to gently pet it.

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