Coco wishes everyone a Hoppy Leap Day!
- You can give a bunny a second chance. Through no fault of their own, some rabbits are surrendered to shelters or abandoned. When you adopt a rabbit (or pair of rabbits) from a shelter, you can ensure from that point on, that animal will lead a happy and healthy life.
- You can find a good match. Volunteers at rabbit rescues come to know each one of their rabbits’ personalities. You can find a good match for you and your family (and your other rabbit if you’re looking to adopt a bond mate), when you adopt from a rescue.
- You can walk away with a litter-trained bunny. Rabbits at rescues are often litter-trained by volunteers.
- You save yourself money. Rescue rabbits are spayed/neutered at the appropriate age while at the shelter or in foster homes. Sometimes they are microchipped. So adopting from a rescue will save you money on costly veterinary expenses.
If you want to learn more, see our article, “Benefits of Adopting a Pet Rabbit.”
As a result of this unseasonably warm weather here in Connecticut, we still have some greenery in our gardens – some still clinging to life from the past season and other plants confused and currently sprouting.
Coco and Cosette were the lucky recipients of some tiny (but fresh!) January carrots that I plucked from one of our raised beds.
Watch a video of Cosette enjoying her winter treat below:
Anyone else still harvesting from their gardens?
This year’s International Rabbit Day falls on Saturday, September 26. This special occasion occurs on the fourth Saturday and/or Sunday of every September and serves to celebrate rabbits and advocate for their well-being.
From pet rabbits, to wild rabbits, to laboratory rabbits, and meat rabbits, all of these animals deserve our attention. What actions will you take to improve the lives of these rabbits?
Here are some suggestions:
- Make sure you are providing a safe, healthy, enriching indoor home for your pet rabbit. Take a look at our Rabbit Care and Rabbit Behavior sections for information about proper diet, indoor housing, bunny proofing, enrichment, and more. Our article, How to Care for a Pet Rabbit, provides a basic overview. Share the article with other rabbit owners!
- Boycott and/or peacefully protest companies and organizations whose practices exploit rabbits (from product testing, to selling rabbit meat, to fur-farming, to conducting rabbit rodeos/scrambles, etc.).
- Support cruelty-free companies. Look for the Leaping Bunny logo on products. You can do a product search here.
For all bunny lovers, regardless of if you own a bunny or not, we will be posting an exclusive International Rabbit Day Gift Guide on September 26. The Gift Guide will list stores from the Etsy Rabbits Team, a group of Etsy shop owners who love and support rabbits and rabbit rescue. Each store will be offering special coupons and promos to celebrate the day!
After the rabbits’ move from upstairs to downstairs, Cosette has determined that my office is her favorite room.
Accepting that Cos was going to be a regular in this room, we took steps to bunny proof it properly. The flex tubing on the wooden coffee table legs, although unsightly, has been quite effective at protecting them.