Question Hi, i would like to know if rabbits can wear a collar?
Answer Dear Helana,
No, rabbits cannot safely wear a collar. They are not even particularly safe for cats. But rabbits do not have the large muscles found on the necks of dogs, and cats. A collar is uncomfortable and inappropriate for a rabbit's anatomy.
A leash and collar are a recipe for disaster. I'm also not a fan of harnesses. Rabbits are simply not suited to being led on a leash, as they can startle easily and suffer life-threatening injury by being restrained on a collar, leash, or harness.
In short, I would strongly discourage anyone from putting a collar, leash, or harness on a rabbit. It's not safe, not necessary if the bunny is housed safely indoors, and just not the right thing to do.
I hope this helps.
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