With their cute nose twitches and fluffy fur, it can be very easy to buy a bunny on impulse. We hope this post will help you decide if a bunny is a right pet for you.
1-Your bunny should become part of your family.
They are social and smart animals. The best place for their hutch or cage is where your family spends most of their time when at home.
Rabbits require lots of attention.
2- Rabbits are not start up pets for small children. They are very sensitive animals and require attention for years to come. Often children will "get over" the bunny which is re-homed or abandoned by parents who doesn't want to clean after them.
Rabbits are prey animals and get scared easily. They make better pets for independent adults.
3-They must be spayed or neutered in order to continue being great pets. Intact rabbits can become shy, territorial and even aggressive.
Rabbit's spay or neuter surgery can be expensive, these procedures are done only by an exotic pet vet.
4- Who will take care of your rabbit when you are traveling?
They cannot be in their cage while you are gone. Rabbits will die if they stop eating or drinking for more than 12 hours. Many rabbits get really stressed alone and could become sick very quickly.
5- They can be potty trained, but many aren't. If you want a potty trained rabbit, buy a potty trained rabbit or prepare yourself for frustrations. Some people will say that it is easy to potty train, but very few breeders actually does potty training withtheir bunnies. Most breeders use wire cages because it is easier to clean after them. Wire cages, however, is not the best option for a pet rabbit.
6- They absolutely need hay. Test for allergies before buying a bunny. You could be allergic to grass hay.
7-How much time can you spend with your bunny daily? Spending quality time with your bunny will create a strong bond between you two.
8- Grooming is a necessity. Unlikely dogs that can simply take a trip to the groomer, many rabbits does not like traveling in cars,so learning to groom your rabbit is vital.
9- Clean often. Even potty trained rabbits require hutch and cage cleaning. They drop hay and litter on the floor. They need their water bottle cleaned; their food dishes need to be washed daily and litter box washed weekly.
Are you willing to clean after your pet?
10- Finally, Can you commit to a long term relationship? Regardless of what you might have thought, rabbits can live up to 10 years of age. They suffer when they are relocated. Before bringing a pet home, ask yourself:
What would I do with my rabbit if I got divorced?
What would I do with my rabbit if I end up going to College?
What would I do with my rabbit if I got pregnant?
What would I do with my rabbit if I'm forced to move?
Life can change fast without notice, so be sure before bringing a bunny home.
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