Easter is just around the corner, and that means bunny and chick season. Today we are going to explore the world of bunny adoption. Every state has bunny rescues. - North Carolina Rabbit Rescue - ADOPTIONS - Rescue Me! Click on the change location tag on the top of the page for a map of the United Sates. The map shows how many rabbits have been reported as up for adoption.
Did you know that there are several different breeds of domesticated rabbits? They come in a variety of sizes and color patterns. Each breed has their own special characteristics that should be taken into consideration before you bring Bunny home.
Just like cats and dogs, there is a list of things you will need just to start. Expect to pay as much as $500 for all of the basic needs for your new bunny. While bunnies make good pets for people who live in apartments, they still need a certain amount of space of their own. And remember upfront costs aside, keeping your bunny healthy both physically and mentally will cost between $750 – 1,000 a year if there are no emergency vet visits.
Some bunnies can be very clingy while others are more aloof. All of them need, fresh water, proper food, toys for mental and physical health, and exercise. If you want to have a strong bond with your new bunny teach him tricks and reward him with treats. Bunnies are very trainable once they have settled into their new home. Rabbits have a stereotype of being soft fluffy blobs that eat and poop, but they are so much more. You should also be prepared to have bunny in your life for 8-12 years or even longer. Make sure that you are ready for that kind of commitment.
Below are some links to sites that are dedicated to the care of domesticated rabbits. Check out some of the articles before you make your final decision. And PLEASE never give an animal to anyone as a gift unless you know that they are really ready to take on that responsibility. And Please Adopt Don’t Shop!
Find Dogs & Cats & More | Petfinder Pet finders is also a great resource for more information about rabbit care.