Can a kitten and a rabbit get along?

Table of contents:

  1. Can a kitten and a rabbit get along?
  2. Do cats and rabbits mix?
  3. Will cats kill rabbits?
  4. Can rabbits hurt cats?
  5. Is cat saliva toxic to rabbits?
  6. Will a cat kill a baby rabbit?
  7. How do you keep baby rabbits away from cats?
  8. How do I protect my baby rabbits?
  9. Should I cover a bunny nest?
  10. Can rabbits smell humans?

Can a kitten and a rabbit get along?

Both rabbits and cats are very sociable animals and can make wonderful companions for each other – it is not unusual to find cats and rabbits playing together or grooming one another. ... Once your kitten is comfortable in it's new home you can begin to introduce the kitten to your rabbits.

Do cats and rabbits mix?

Yes, cats are predators, but many house cats get along quite well with rabbits. I live with two cats and four rabbits — all get along fine. Check out the blog Cat Meets Bunny for some real-life stories of introducing cats to rabbits. ... Not every cat/guinea pig/etc. will live successfully with a rabbit and vice versa.

Will cats kill rabbits?

Yes, cats can eat rabbits. Cats have also been known to hunt and kill rabbits without eating them. Eating rabbits is unhealthy for cats and can result in contracting Tularemia. ... Although it is considered normal predatory behavior for cats to eat rabbits, the details are not always clear to their human owners.

Can rabbits hurt cats?

Make sure your rabbit is relaxed. Cats are natural predators, while rabbits are prey animals. Rabbits will, therefore, be very wary of cats and could get stressed with them around – something that can affect their health.

Is cat saliva toxic to rabbits?

Cats have extremely potent viral "poisons" in their saliva that are toxic to rabbits or any small animal. One puncture wound or scratch can overwhelm a rabbit with infection and eventually kill him if left untreated.

Will a cat kill a baby rabbit?

A: Roaming pet cats are notorious for slaughtering baby bunnies in the cruelest fashion. Unlike ferals, who hunt for food, well-fed housecats tend to toy with prey, often skinning bunnies alive. ... Less than 10 percent of wild baby rabbits survive in captivity, and it's important to get help fast.

How do you keep baby rabbits away from cats?

She recommends placing a criss cross of thread over the nest to tell if mom is returning to her babies. To protect the nest from dogs or other animals, she advises anchoring an inverted wicker basket over it with an entry cut out just large enough for the mother to enter.

How do I protect my baby rabbits?

And you may see the rabbits themselves—a dead giveaway to their presence—most often near dawn and dusk.

  1. Barriers for flowers and vegetables—A well-constructed fence is the most effective way to protect plants. ...
  2. Barriers for trees—Commercial tree wrap or plastic tree guards can keep rabbits from nibbling bark.

Should I cover a bunny nest?

Unless the little rabbits are visibly injured (bleeding or nonfunctioning limbs, for example) or obviously suffering, it's best not to touch or move them, Comer advises. Cover the nest and leave the babies alone. ... Just cover the nest and don't touch the babies again; handling the little ones can cause injury and stress.

Can rabbits smell humans?

Like many animals, rabbits sniff each other on sight. They are releasing pheromones too subtle for a human nose to detect. Because she has such an excellent sense of smell, your rabbit's nose is sensitive.