Is a Bunny Right For You?

Are you the right kind of person to live with a rabbit? Would a rabbit be the right pet for you? Rabbits make wonderful companions for the right people.

If you have a bunny and leave cords laying around, they WILL get chewed.
And it’s not the bunny’s fault.

  • Are you patient?
  • Have a sense of humor?
  • Do you enjoy watching the movements and learning the language of another species?
  • Does your schedule include plenty of time at home?
  • Are you comfortable spending a lot of time on the floor?
  • Are you not overly fussy with your furniture?

Basic Facts

  • Rabbits need to live indoors. Outdoor rabbits live a life of constant suffering and misery.
  • Rabbits can be litterbox trained.
  • They can live to be 10-14 years old.
  • Rabbits are inquisitive, sociable animals.
  • They make wonderful indoor companions.
  • Rabbits can purr when contented.
  • Like cats and dogs, rabbits need to be spayed or neutered to improve health and behavior.
  • Unlike other pets, most rabbits do not like to be held. They prefer to sit beside you.
  • Rabbits like to play with toys, such as cardboard boxes, wire cat balls, hard plastic baby keys, untreated willow baskets.
  • Rabbits need to have things of their own to chew on (or they might nibble on your stuff).
  • Rabbits need to be protected from predators, poisons, temperature extremes, electrical cords, and rough handling.
  • Rabbits are happier, healthier, and live longer in pairs. Consider adopting an already-bonded pair instead of a single rabbit.
  • Rabbits need to see a vet when they get sick. They are prey animals which means that they hide their symptoms, so many vet visits are emergencies and therefore more expensive. You also need to find a rabbit-savvy vet since most vets are not experienced with rabbits.

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