As January comes to a close, we are entering a time when many people may be suddenly inspired to buy a pet rabbit. The Chinese Year of the Rabbit starts February 3rd, and Easter is around the corner on April 24th. Of course, at My House Rabbit, we love having rabbits as pets, and we love that many other people share that sentiment. However, before prospective bunny owners make any impulse buys, we wanted to encourage a few things:
Do your homework about pet rabbits first! Make sure a bunny is right for you and your family. Check out these articles:
- Thinking About Getting a Pet Rabbit?
- Children and Pet Rabbits
- Bunny Proofing Your Home
- Housing Options for Your Pet Bunny
Second, if you have done your research and are certain you can provide a loving home to a bunny, we strongly encourage you to adopt a bunny from a rescue or shelter. Shelters are overrun with homeless bunnies in need of forever homes. Check out the following article for many reasons why adopting a bunny is preferable to buying one from a pet store or breeder.
In closing, please don’t make impulse bunny buys! Pet rabbits are long-term commitments, and they are not by any means low-maintenance pets.