If you have a rabbit as a pet then you will see that your rabbit is very different from a wild rabbit that is found in woods and other wild areas. Pet rabbits are not those who are caught and then eventually domesticated. These rabbits are a product of long breeding of rabbits with the aim of nurturing them so as to make them gain characteristics that would make them as suitable pets.
Wild rabbits live in underground burrows, forests as well as woods. Pet rabbits live with their masters, quite away from their natural habitat. These adapt perfectly to the home environment and they get used to being around with people, once they have trained. Even though they have been bred and some initial training is given to them to develop some characteristics still sometimes they behave wildly, like other rabbits. You can expect them to move around a bit, chew, hop etc.
When you plan to bring your pet home, then there are few things that you need to follow so as to give your pet rabbit a comfortable, safe and happy living.
Comfort: It forms the basis of the rabbit cage selection. The cage should be such that the rabbit feels comfortable in it. Also, it needs to be spacious enough to allow the rabbit to move around comfortably inside it. The rabbit must be able to stand on two hind legs inside the cage easily. If you want to increase the living space of your beautiful pet rabbit than you should try to build a fox proof run outdoors, so that you can let your rabbit have more playable area without being harmed or bothered by presumed predators like foxes and possums. Also, it should contain the necessary facilities including a litter box, food and water containers etc.
Safety and Health: Wired floored cages cause injuries to feet and nails of rabbits and these can prove very painful and fatal for the rabbits. Thus, to avoid this from happening, the floors of the cages should be lined with a mat or towel.
Maintenance: The cage that you have selected should also be easy to clean as rabbits thrived only in clean and neat areas.
Rabbits are highly sociable and if your train them appropriately they will become your true companions. If you have other pets at home, you can also train the rabbits to mingle and play with other pets.