Reducing rabbit allergens

There are many different types of rabbits in the world, over sixty of them! And they come in many different colors and varieties. These hare like animals are descendants of European wild rabbits.

Rabbit allergens: Rabbits can cause allergies to humans that are sensitive to allergens because of the dander, dead skin flakes, urine and saliva that accumulates on their fur. Rabbits, like many animals, self groom and this causes allergens to be released from their fur into the environment and it can cause problems to humans.

Rabbit in the house? Rabbits have become pretty popular animals to have as pets in many homes. However it's important to be aware that they can indeed cause allergy problems to those that are sensitive to allergens. If you have a rabbit that lives in your house, you might want to consider keeping it in a cage. If your rabbit is allowed to run around in the house, restrict it to a certain territory of the house. Don't allow it to run about freely all over the house, and especially not in your bedroom or on your upholstered furniture. You can easily restrict your rabbit from running about freely in the house by using a pet or baby gate. If you are going to keep your rabbit in a cage try to buy one that is easy to clean. The best ones are the wire or wood framed ones that have a wired floor. Place a pullout tray underneath the wired floor so that it can catch the rabbit's droppings, debris, dead hair, food, bedding material etc, so that it does not circulate around the air. There are pet shops and farms that sell these types of cages and they come in a variety of different sizes. Obviously you can't keep the rabbit cages up all the time, however, if you are planning on having the rabbit stay in the cage most of the time you will want to consider buying a larger cage. There are cages that open on the sides and they are more convenient than the ones that open from the top. Look around to see what is best for your family and rabbit.

The size of your rabbit is important when choosing it's living accommodations and cage since there are many different types of cages that are made out of gauges of wire. If your rabbit is small and has small feet you will want to get one that will support it's feet comfortably but that has large enough openings to catch the droppings and debris on the tray underneath. Be careful with cages that are too big for it's feet as it can cause the rabbits foot to get stuck and have an accident. If you are concerned about the rabbit urinating and splashing it on the tray you can place cat litter on the bottom of the tray made out of corn, wheat, aspen shavings etc which are all very absorbent, and helps to keep the odors down. An additional advantage to this type of litter is that they do not lift dust all over the place.

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