They might be cute and cuddly. They may be as playful as a puppy or kitten, but they’re also curious and mischievous, and they love to chew. If your children leave their clothes on the floor, if you have tassels and strings dangling from your drapes or furniture, you will quickly learn that chewing is one of your new pet’s favorite pastimes. If bunny’s a house pet, don’t leave bunny home alone without supervision. And if your personal computer or any of your appliances quit working, it’s a great bet to check electric cord for teeth marks.
You’ll most certainly have a small expense in preparing a home for your new friend. You’ll need a hutch or cage to keep them out of trouble during the night or when you are not watching. Your pet supply shop will probably have an assortment of housing facilities in an range of prices. Or if you are handy with tools, build one yourself. Just do not use chicken wire, or place slats too close together; be cautious there is nothing with which the bunny could hurt itself. Don’t keep your rabbit confined too long. They are sociable critters and get lonely.
Other expenses may include normal health care which you ought to provide for any pet. And do not forget to watch for other health issues, especially the ones that are specific to rabbits.
Rabbits usually don’t like to be held so they are not a lap sitting animal or a child’s playmate. They are quiet, clean, and for the most part, like to be left alone. They do, however, like a large area where they can move about and explore. Be sure they have room to work out. Provide a door for their hutch to allow free access. They’re more comfortable if they have a safe place to visit.
Rabbit owners are unanimous in the praise of their pets. Like most other pets, all have different personalities, bond well with their owners, and are easily trained using treats and the very same methods as for training a dog.
We cannot emphasize enough however, do your homework. They frequently have rabbits out there.
Just remember, any pet needs love and proper care. Because of their nature, rabbits need a little care more than a dog or cat. Be sure you’re committed.