Depending on the risks outdoors, it is sometimes preferable for rabbits to be kept indoors in some areas. Potential risks include extremes of weather – either too hot, too cold or too wet, the threat from predators and disease risk. Regardless of where a rabbit is housed, their basic welfare needs must be met. This includes giving them enough space to exercise and express natural behaviours such as burrowing and foraging. Indoors this can be achieved by providing a substrate to dig and toys to play with. There should be places to hide and rest and food can be placed in different locations to be foraged. Many people feel that keeping their pet indoors allows them closer proximity to their pet, helps them form a closer bond and enables them to provide higher standards of care as a result.