One bunny archaeologist at Land’s End. Photo by: David Chapman Photography for Land’s End Landmark.
While constructing their intricate warrens, wild rabbits living on Land’s End, the westernmost point in England, recently unearthed some rare ancient treasures.
Big Heritage, a nonprofit archaeology organization, went on to conduct a thorough investigation of the site. The group found flint tools, hide scrapers and arrowheads that dated back at least 5,000 years.
“It’s amazing how a family of rabbits have set in motion an incredible journey of discovery. Within the immediate vicinity of Land’s End, we were able to see a visible timeline of Britain, stretching deep into prehistory,” says Big Heritage’s Dean Paton. “Whilst the landscape will have changed considerably over time, it’s likely that the stunning natural beauty of the site would have always been significant to humans.”
Read more about the discovery at History.com.
If you’ve done your homework and determined that you and your family are ready to welcome a rabbit into your home, then consider adoption!
Rabbit rescues and animal shelters are continually overrun with homeless rabbits. There are bunnies of all ages, shapes, and sizes just waiting for their forever homes. A shelter volunteer can help match you up with just the right bunny (or pair of bonded bunnies).
Plus, adopting a rabbit from a rescue or shelter doesn’t just benefit the bunny. Many rescues litter train the rabbits in their care and acclimate them (if needed) to living inside the home. Further, if the rabbits are mature enough, most rescues will have the rabbits neutered/spayed. This will save you money on vet bills for the procedure.
To find out more reasons to adopt a rabbit from a shelter as opposed to purchasing one from a breeder or pet store, see our article, “Benefits of Adopting a Pet Rabbit.”
If you’re ready to find a bunny in your area, you can start with PetFinder or you can check out the House Rabbit Society website for links to all of their regional chapters.
It’s snowing here in Connecticut today, but Cosette and Coco are happily oblivious on their blanket.
Small Pet Select is offering a free bunny wrap ring with any purchase of hay or pellets! Just use the coupon code BUNNYRING at checkout. This adorable ring normally retails for $15.95.
To take advantage of the special, go to Small Pet Select and choose any size hay or pellets. At checkout, enter the coupon code BUNNYRING. This coupon code will apply the Bunny Wrap Ring to your order, free of charge. Once you proceed through checkout, Small Pet Select will send you a tracking number for your package.
To learn more about Small Pet Select, read our review of their timothy hay: Hay Day for Coco and Cosette.
Wishing everyone and their buns a very happy new year!
Pet rabbits save Tucson family.
Two pet rabbits alerted their owners to a kitchen fire one night in Tucson. Nicole Ochotorena, her husband, and their three children were all asleep when the fire broke out. The rabbits stomped their feet in their cage, waking the owners up. The smoke alarms did not go off.
“My bunnies are my lifesavers,” Ochotorena said. “They saved my life and they saved my kids.”
Learn more at myfoxchicago.com.
To celebrate 25 years of rabbit rescue, the House Rabbit Society has published a commemorative book by HRS President Margo DeMello.
The book features full-color photos from the House Rabbit Society’s history, and focuses on their volunteers and the rabbits they’ve rescued. All proceeds from the book will go towards funding the HRS Emergency Rescue Fund.
Purchase the book at Blurb.com.
Small Pet Select is offering My House Rabbit readers a fantastic holiday special. Use the coupon code BUNNYRING when you order hay or pellets, and you’ll get a free bunny ring plus free shipping!
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This gif cracks me up. It reminds me of something Cosette would do…
House Rabbit Society Educatior Mary E. Cotter and Amy Sedaris teamed up to create 49 instructional videos about rabbit care.
Here is one about toys:
And here’s one about rabbit proofing your home:
All of the videos give great insight into living with a house rabbit.