If you currently or have had a rabbit and are over 18 years old, you can fill out a survey called, “Exploring the experience of owning a pet rabbit.” The purpose of the survey is to gather information about rabbit ownership, rabbit-human relationships, and the challenges of ownership. The results will help develop educational materials for new rabbit owners and influence future research projects.
The study is being conducted by Dr. Jason Coe, DVM, PhD and Ms. Tasha Welch from the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph.
Take the survey at www.petrabbitsurvey.com.
The SF Gate has a nice article on the joys of having a pet rabbit and traces the origins of The House Rabbit Society. The society was founded in 1988 by Marinell Harriman, who published The House Rabbit Handbook three years earlier.
Harriman found that there was little information out there on how to raise a rabbit as a house pet. She learned everything about indoor rabbits from her own bunny, Herman.
The article also discusses misconceptions still held by many regarding house rabbits. The article interviews a woman, Jennifer Lee, who took in her friend’s rabbit only to learn that everything her friend told her about rabbits was wrong.
Read the article at SFGate.com.
Purchase Marinell Harriman’s book House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live With an Urban Rabbit