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Rabbits in general
Member Name: amazonia
Rabbits in general
Date: 07/06/12, updated on 08/06/12 (163 review reads)
Advantages: suits those who work full time and they will make you love them!
Disadvantages: chewing, teenage tantrums
I had never had a small furry animal always cats and dogs. After my mother passed away I decided I wanted a pet to keep me company - I choose my first rabbit. I knew next to nothing about rabbits aside from the fact that they are very cute so, my first task before bringing a rabbit home was to swot up.
I read two books about rabbits cover to cover and anything I could find on the internet. If you are considering getting a rabbit I would highly recommend you read up on the animal - rabbits for dummies came in handy for me.
Rabbits are very cute and cuddly to look at but they do have their own personality and very big teeth which can be used on your flesh and it hurts. My bunny is a female (doe) she is a black and white dutch breed rabbit her picture is in my profile.
Female rabbits can become sexually aggressive and very protective of their surroundings when their hormones kick in. My rabbit became a bit manic around 3 months old. During this time she would run round my feet constantly honking, humping my arm and biting me. If you have a female rabbit I would highly suggest you get her spayed i.e her ovaries and uterus removed this makes her better behaved and also removes the risk of cancer which is high for female rabbits.
I would also suggest that rabbits may not be suitable for very young children as even as an adult it is tempting to grab a bunny and snuggle them when they don't want you to - do that and they could hurt themselves trying to escape or hurt your child with their teeth through fear or anger. Older children, supervised children or children who are calm and quiet may suit a bunny very well.
Through the ups and downs I have grown very attached to my bunny and her unique personality and wouldn't change her for the world.
My bunny is a house rabbit - keeping your bunny in doors means you can keep a close eye on them and bond with them more closely. My rabbit loves to be stroked and cuddled - all on her own terms of course.
The hard work you put into bonding with your rabbit makes you love them all the more. They are very quiet clean pets but can be prone to chewing things you don't want them to therefore, I would suggest you buy them plenty of chew toys that are particularly for rabbits - of course their are cheap alternative such as cardboard boxes and toilet roll tubes which they usually love to play with. A rabbit does not need huge amounts of supervision so suits me as I work full time and would not be able to keep a dog or a cat in the area I live in. They can be affectionate and loving and their is no better sight than a happy bunny bounding around your home leaping and jumping or flopping on the floor at the sheer happiness of life! I would recommend a bunny as a pet - just make sure you do your homework. Feed them healthy food and get your female spayed. If you do decide to get a bunny - enjoy the happiness that this lovely pet can bring :)
Summary: adorable pets that you need to win over you will be a slave to your bunny
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