Just like people, rabbits often need to make a few adjustments to their routine as the weather changes. It is important to keep in mind that they cannot do much to keep themselves comfortable, but you can. As we shift into winter, you want to make sure your rabbit stays warm. You can keep them cozy by not only making sure they have warm bedding and shelter, but that they eat more to compensate for the extra energy it takes to heat their bodies.
Once it begins to warm up in spring, your focus will shift to keeping them cool and adjusting their diet. Make sure they have cold, fresh water and high-quality nutritious food. This is important because rabbits eat less during warm months to reduce how much heat they produce. To beat the summer heat and humidity, you can give your rabbit frozen water bottles or ice packs to lay on. If they reside outside, make sure their hutch is shaded and gets a breeze. If it does not, you want to place a fan in there for them. Taking these simple steps is a great start to ensure that they stay comfortable, happy, and healthy all year round.