Are You the Right Kind of Person to Live With a Rabbit?
Rabbits make wonderful companions for the right people.
- Are you patient?
- Do you have a sense of humor?
- Do you enjoy watching the movements and learning the language of another species?
- Does your schedule include plenty of time at home?
- Are you comfortable spending a lot of time on the floor?
- Are you not overly fussy with your furniture?
- Rabbits can be litterbox trained
- They can live to be 7-10 years old
- Rabbits are inquisitive, sociable animals
- They make wonderful indoor companions
- Rabbits can purr when contented
- Like cats and dogs, rabbits need to be spayed or neutered to improve health and behavior
- Most rabbits do not like to be held. They prefer to sit beside you.
- Rabbits like to play with toys, such as cardboard boxes, wire cat balls, hard plastic baby keys, untreated willow baskets.
- Rabbits need to have things of their own to chew on (or they might nibble your stuff)
- Rabbits need to be protected from predators, poisons, temperature extremes, electrical cords and rough handling.
If you think you would be the right person for a rabbit, the House Rabbit Society has rescued rabbits for adoption as indoor companion animals. All have been spayed/neutered. Browse these pages to see some rabbits recently available. These particular rabbits may not be available by the time you call, but there are plenty (too many!) rabbits coming into foster care all the time. Call (916-863-9690) or e-mail HRS volunteers. They can help match you up with the right bunny.
last updated october 27, 2010