Pet Rabbits Soon To Be Allowed In All...

Pet Rabbits Soon To Be Allowed In All Plainfield Homes

There are 4 comments on the WBBM-AM Chicago story from Aug 20, 2007, titled Pet Rabbits Soon To Be Allowed In All Plainfield Homes. In it, WBBM-AM Chicago reports that:

Officials in far southwest suburban Plainfield are in the process of changing the village's pet laws in an attempt to be more "animal friendly." While researching changes to Plainfield's animal ordinance, ... via WBBM-AM Chicago

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deanna

United States

#1 Sep 2, 2007
We are looking into getting my daughter a rabbit. Which is best, male or remale. Any pros and cons for both?
Rebecca

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Sep 21, 2007
In looking for a new rabbit, the most important thing should be general health of the animal and to make sure it is spade/neutered. Once the animal is spade/neutered, most of the distinctive gender characterstics will not be noticeable.
Joni

White Oak, NC

#3 Sep 25, 2007
I guess it probably depends on the breed of the rabbit, but with my dwarf rabbits, I suggest that people start with a male if they want a single pet. Females for some reason seem to be more aggressive towards people. I have several that growl at me when I open their cages, and one of them will even bite me when I take away her food dish. This is not to say that female rabbits do not make good pets; one of the most affectionate rabbits I have ever had was a little female named Honey. Also, if more than one rabbit is kept in a cage, they are likely to fight. Males will fight to the death, and females have been known to seriously injure one another; there are exceptions to every rule, of course, and if the rabbits are spayed or neutered they are less likely to fight. If you keep more than one rabbit and one or more is male and unneutered, even if they live in separate cages, be prepared for the male to spray urine as a territorial marker and to attract any females you may have. This is usually not a problem when a male rabbit is kept as a single pet. Again, dwarf rabbits, the breed I keep, tend to be highly strung, so these problems may not occur with other rabbit breeds. The best advice I have if you are looking to have one rabbit in your household, is that it really doesn't matter whether it is a male or a female; given proper attention, either gender makes a wonderful companion. I hope this advice helps you in your decision. It really comes down to choosing the rabbit that is right for you based on personality, not gender. I chose my first rabbit simply because she was the smallest one they had. I had no idea at the time whether she was male or female because she was so young and it really didn't matter because she was my only pet. Above all, though, look for a healthy rabbit. Rabbit rescues and some humane societies/SPCAs have rabbits who have been vet-checked and therefore you know they are healthy when you get them. GOOD LUCK!!

“My Three Rabbits!!!!!”

Since: Jan 08

NZ RULES!!!

#4 Mar 23, 2008
You should probaby get two females so they have company, mini lops are a really good natured breed

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