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Member Name: NightAngel
Date: 02/10/08, updated on 02/10/08 (251 review reads)
Advantages: good to be around
Disadvantages: can scratch
I have four rabbits and they all have completely different personality's, I haven't treated any of them any different, I have one that growls if you try to move it for example trying to get it back in its hutch and run after a long run in the garden, another that will only come and say hello when she wants to. I also have one that won't stop licking me and one that loves cuddles the rest don't like to be picked up.
Rabbits need a large hutch and run my rabbits have a large hutch and a six foot square run each, which is connected to the hutch so they can go in and out when they please. (the larger the better)
A lot of people say you should get the rabbits neutered so they can live in a pair that is what I thought I would do. There runs are next to each other so they could get to know each outer for months before I put them together, I even tried putting them in each others hutches so they could get used to the smell of the other rabbit before I put them together. I then let them have a run around together in a neutral place, this part all went fine the problems started when I went to visit them they would then fight to stop the other from coming anywhere near me, so now they all live in there own hutches and runs, they are all next to each other so they can see each other and they are much more happy this way.
Rabbits get bored and lonely they need things to play with, toys for a rabbit don't have to cost money a bit of wood to chew (this is also good for there teeth, a rabbits teeth never stop growing so this helps to keep there teeth down, but do check there teeth because they might need clipping.) a empty toilet roll tube filled with hay is another good toy they love to throw these around.
They also love to be around us they love our company.
A rabbits nails need to be checked if they get long they need to be clipped.
When you take your rabbit for its inoculations you can ask the vet to check its teeth and nails.
I feed my rabbits pets at home nuggets the reason I do this is because they always leave something in the muesli type of food, and the pellets they just don't like. They also love grass, cabbage, dandelion leaves and carrot tops, they also have carrot and apple sometimes but they don't like this as much.
Rabbits also need hay this is good for there digestion, they should have loads of hay, you can even use this as bedding. Never give a rabbit lettuce it is very bad for them.
Make sure they have fresh water everyday.
Rabbits need to have yearly inoculations these can add up to quite a bit of money. If boy a rabbit isn't neutered he can spray, this can be messy and a girl rabbit can get moody, so if you need to get them neutered as well this is about sixty pounds depending where you live, and they do get ill, vet bills can add up.
Rabbits can be really great pets but I would not ever get one just for a child the reason being they can hurt bad if they scratch or bite, they are a lot of hard work they need cleaning out regular as well. Children think they will be getting a cuddly bunny but most rabbits don't like to be picked up, they love to be stroked.
There are loads of rabbits out there that need re-homing I would advice someone to buy one of these because they are already grown up and you can see there personality, a baby bunny might not mind cuddles but when it's a adult thing might be so different. Also these rabbits should be given another chance, they probley was only given up because a child no longer wanted it.
Summary: a good pet
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