So You Want a Pet Rabbit - Is a bunny...

So You Want a Pet Rabbit - Is a bunny right for you?

There are 8 comments on the Buzzle.com story from Oct 27, 2007, titled So You Want a Pet Rabbit - Is a bunny right for you?. In it, Buzzle.com reports that:

Reasons for and against getting a pet rabbit so that you can make an educated decision. via Buzzle.com

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Raven Wood

Little Rock, AR

#1 Apr 14, 2008
My little bun-bun is 1yr. and 3 months old now. He is a gray lop. I love him dearly and couldn't bear to leave him behind the day we bought him.
It really is sad how many people i see who own rabbits and they keep them locked up in a cage outside all the time. I understand that rabbits have the hair to keep the warm in such conditions - HOWEVER. Why buy a pet to lock it up outside and never pay any attention to it? That goes for dogs and cats as well. If you don't want to see it and you dont want it to be part of your family and home then why spend the money? Caring for an animal is about a lot more than just feeding it and watering it. They need affection and love too.
My bun-bun's cage is inside but he is only ever in there when we are not home or are in bed, where are we can not keep an eye on him. Heaven forbid he chew through an electrical wire and burn the place down. It took less than half a year to have him fully litter trained. Personally, potty training a rabbit was much much easier than p. training a puppy. We have him trained to use a harnes for walking outside. Sometimes when he is really excited he runns through out place at the speed of light and jumps up to do a full 360 in the air and lands. He truly is a charming creature and i can't imagine locking him up outside where he couldn't enjoy he company.
As is with training any animal... it takes time and paitence. Rabbits do demand a strict diet and good grooming and god exercise in order to maintain good health. Again, this could be said for any animal. I think a mistake most people make is thinking that they can pick them up and cuddle them like a toy. Then when the owners get scratched up really bad they get rid of the bun. If you want a toy then buy a toy but if you want to give an innocent creature a fair chance at being a good pet then do your homework - which also includes one asking themself if they are willing to put 100% into creating a life long bond between them and their bunny.
~*~ ThE sKy BuNNiE ~*~
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#2 Feb 19, 2009
I have a white netherland dwarf who is 2 years old named Bun Bun...he is my first rabbit and I adore him!!! People who think it's ok to get a bunny and leave them in a cage all day in doors or out are cruel. I hate people who say rabbits are not interactive and are meant to stay in cages. My rabbit LOVES to go everywhere. He is out all the time...he loves giving kisses and cuddling and doing little bunny dances. If he feels like it he will even come when you call him and he is trained to hop back into his cage to use the bathroom and never goes anywhere else. So I always tell people if you have an unsocial rabbit without a personality it's YOUR fault not the rabbits. He even loves going to my parents house and playing with my parents and their cats.

Rabbits can be a hand full to take care of. You MUST watch them when they are out...they LOVE to chew on everything...especially electrical cords. I also spend a lot of time washing and buying fresh herbs and veggies for him. I have him on a pellet diet in the morning and half a pellet diet at night with fresh italian parsley, cilantro (his fave), carrots, spinach, and various other veggies and sometimes I give him a small piece of fruit. Like many bunnies he LOVES sweets so on occasion I give him yogurt treats.

Rabbits are a lot of fun and VERY cute, but if you don't have the time don't bother getting one.

Hope this helped give someone an idea on whether or not a rabbit is right for them.
Emma_01

New Zealand

#3 Apr 19, 2009
yea i agree but some ppl have gardens that have no gates and that cats can come in so about the being out al the time that may not be possible for some ppl...mine are indoor and have a little area to run but there are lots of nooks and crannys they can get stuck on and wires to chew...

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Since: Feb 09

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#4 Apr 20, 2009
Emma_01 wrote:
yea i agree but some ppl have gardens that have no gates and that cats can come in so about the being out al the time that may not be possible for some ppl...mine are indoor and have a little area to run but there are lots of nooks and crannys they can get stuck on and wires to chew...
Oh no..I didn't mean out like outside...I meant out of their cages inside my house. I, too, have a little area just for him to run around in. If I let Bun Bun outside he wouldn't know what to do...he is so spoiled like a little prince...
Emma_01

New Zealand

#5 Apr 21, 2009
violetkisses79 wrote:
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Oh no..I didn't mean out like outside...I meant out of their cages inside my house. I, too, have a little area just for him to run around in. If I let Bun Bun outside he wouldn't know what to do...he is so spoiled like a little prince...
okay
era

Kelleys Island, OH

#6 Apr 27, 2009
I finally proved to my parents that i'm responsible enough for a bunny i don't know what kind to get or what to name it if youu know a lot abount bunnies help me!..... well i already did a 20 p.g. report on bunnies and read it like 5 times but still if u can help!
ally

Calamba City, Philippines

#7 Jun 7, 2009
you're right but my prob is that my mom does not want me to have a pet rabbit even i beg to death a dying to have one help a.s.a.p
god

Hot Springs, MT

#8 Aug 19, 2009
era wrote:
I finally proved to my parents that i'm responsible enough for a bunny i don't know what kind to get or what to name it if youu know a lot abount bunnies help me!..... well i already did a 20 p.g. report on bunnies and read it like 5 times but still if u can help!
the dutch rabbit is the most popular in the us

theyre good tempered

ive had mine & she has never drawn blood

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