02 – Hazards in the garden
Toxic plants :
Once outside, your rabbit will not know what to do! This lush vegetation is a real paradise for him. But if grass, dandelion or clover do not represent any danger for him, you should know that it is not the case for other plants such as ivy, boxwood, holly, rhododendron, rose, lily of the valley, daffodil, tulip and many other flowers are extremely toxic.
In the garden there are many parasites, insects and mosquitoes that can be harmful to the health of your rabbit. That is why it is important to vaccinate your rabbit before letting it run around in the grass and to treat it regularly against parasites.
The weather :
Rabbits prefer temperatures between 10°C and 20°C. Rabbits used to living indoors even prefer temperatures of 15°C to 20°C. Therefore, it is important to introduce your rabbit gently before going outside for the day. If the day is going to be hot, I advise you to offer your rabbit a very important shaded area with plenty of water to avoid any risk of sunstroke.
If you have a large garden and depending on where you live, it is possible that predators will want to attack your rabbit. Foxes, weasels and birds of prey are the greatest risk, but you should also be aware that hunting dogs and feral cats can also be dangerous for your rabbit. That is why I recommend that you make sure that these animals cannot enter your property and that you always keep an eye on your rabbit to avoid any unnecessary risk.
With these few precautions, your dwarf rabbit will be able to enjoy the garden and the fresh air without any danger.