You bought a bunny right? Now you bring it home, and right as you step through the door a loud “woof!” reminds you that you have a pup. The light scratching on your door reminds you that you have a cat… Now what? Should you introduce your new family member to the family pet?
Keeping in mind that rabbits are prey animals would be a good start when introducing your Holland Lop to your current pet. Little by little is a good rule of thumb and supervision is a must at the beginning.
It all depends on how your pet previously dealt with other animals. If it’s friend or not… either way you should let your bunny in its cage or hutch for at least an hour after getting home, and let your pet smell, and start to get used to the new rabbit.
There are people that allow their dog or cat immediately to get close to the bunny, and there are other people that have a “Don’t even look at my
bunny!!!” rule for their pets. It all depends on you and the animal. If you do decide to let Fluffy or Rex to get to know the bunny, you should remember these
three things: 1) your cat or dog are bigger than the bunny (even if they are still pups or kittens) 2) your pet may be friendly, but it can still hurt or stress the rabbit, when trying to play by accident! 3) Never ever!!! Leave your bunny unattended with your cat or dog, animals are unpredictable… one minute the
dog is a sweet heart the next it’s attacking the poor bunny.
You never know maybe Fluffy and Rex could end up becoming the new bunny’s best friend! But it does take time for it to happen. So be safe rather than
Thank you By: Lari.
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