Why Rabbits Make Great Furry Family Members

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Why Rabbits Make Great Furry Family Members

Though this is the season of chocolate bunnies and little yellow chicks, it’s also a great reminder that there are hundreds of rescue rabbit across the province of British Columbia waiting to be adopted into a loving home.

Rabbits aren’t just carrot-munching hoppers.

Much like dogs and cats, bunnies have all sorts of personality. Different breeds appeal to different families. And they’re easy to fall in love with. They’re affectionate, amusing, and totally trainable! Here are a few little know rabbit facts:

  1. They usually live up to ten years. Of course, there’s Hazel, a 16-year-old miniature grey rabbit. She defies the odds.
  2. Rabbits instinctually use litterboxes. So training is relatively easy. And, unlike cats (whom we LOVE), rabbit litter is WAY less stinky.
  3. These little rascals frighten easily. So if you’re living in a subway station, a rabbit may not be for you.
  4. Rabbits need exercise. Just like dogs and cats, they need to roam free! Several hours a day outside of their cage makes for a happy, healthy bunny. They are most active in the morning and evening.
  5. Children can overwhelm a rabbit. They like quiet, peaceful places. They tend to thrive when they have an adult caregiver who doesn’t rock out regularly. (Although, we’re ALL for rockin’ out!)

Rescue a rabbit

The Small Animal Rescue Society cares for rescued, disabled, and unwanted bunnies. They have several rabbits available for adoption right now. Meet them here.



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