February is Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month! We’re definitely ‘hoppy’ to support this cause. Bunnies are one of the most frequently rehomed animals. This is very sad, because they make wonderful pets. A Seminole, FL vet discusses adopting a rescued bunny below.
Why are bunnies so often rehomed? Much—though not all—of this has to do with the fact that people often give them to kids as Easter presents. This can make for some cute pictures, but it often doesn’t end well for the bunny. Rabbits are living beings, and they need lots of care … as well as plenty of hay and chew toys. Many people also don’t realize that Floppy is a little chewing machine. Then, they inevitably get upset when their pet chews their shoes or baseboards, and rehome them, which can be very sad and traumatic for the bunny.
Your furry pal will need a good cage, a hide, and some toys. She’ll also need plenty of time to run and play freely. One thing to keep in mind is pellets. Floppy can be litterbox trained, but you may need to pick up after her until she’s trained.
In addition to providing grass hay and suitable chew toys, you’ll need to do some bunnyproofing. This means removing or securing dangerous items, like toxic plants and any small or sharp objects; protecting wires, baseboards, furniture legs, and other items; and blocking off areas you don’t want Floppy getting into, such as spaces beneath beds. Ask your vet for specific advice on this.
Rabbits really do have some wonderful qualities. First and foremost? They’re super cute! They are also very fun and playful. Your furry friend won’t make a lot of noise, and won’t need to be walked or bathed. Another benefit of having a bunny? You get to enjoy binkies, which are basically rabbit happy dances. These are just as cute as they sound, and are definite mood boosters!
Bunnies are great, but they aren’t the right choice for everyone. If adopting a rabbit isn’t right for you just now, you can still help homeless rabbits out. Share the word about some adoptable bunnies on social media. You never know: you may help Floppy find a home!
Do you have questions about bunny care? We can help! Contact us, your Seminole, FL veterinary clinic.