To keep your rabbit healthy, the most important thing is to give it a proper diet, keep its living space clean, and allow it to exercise regularly.
When you feed and give water to your rabbit, check up on it and make sure it's doing okay. Some people feed twice daily as an easy reminder to check up on the rabbit(s) and make sure that they are still healthy. Rabbits can go from being completely healthy to life-threatening ill in less then 24 hours.
I only feed once a day, however, but I check up on my rabbits several times per day.
A healthy rabbit will show the following signs:
- Bright, wide, and alert eyes (if the rabbit is relaxed the eyes will either close or half-close)
- Turning to your voice, or getting excited when you come to see them
- Moving normally and not favoring any part of their body
- Have a dry, twitching nose
- Have a soft, dry, bright coat
- Eating consistently and with vigor
- Drinking water regularly or as is normal for the rabbit and weather
- Is friendly, playful, and seems happy and comfortable
If you think your rabbit is sick or something could be wrong with it, feel free to contact me immediately, even if it seems silly. I'm very knowledgeable on the subject of rabbit health and hopefully I'll be able to help you. If I can't, I'm sure I'll be able to advert you to someone who can, or to a website with the information you're looking for.