They might be cute and cuddly. They may be as playful as a puppy or kitten, but they are also curious and mischievous, and they like to chew. If your kids leave their clothes on the ground, if you have tassels and strings dangling from your curtains or furniture, you will quickly learn that chewing gum is one of your new pet’s favorite pastimes. If bunny’s a house pet, do not leave bunny home alone without supervision. And if your personal computer or any of your appliances stop working, it’s a good bet to check electrical cord for teeth marks.
You’ll most certainly have a small expense in preparing a home for your new friend. You’ll require a hutch or cage to keep him or her out of trouble during the night or when you’re not watching. Your pet supply store will most likely have an range of housing facilities in an range of prices. Or if you’re handy with tools, build one yourself. Just don’t use chicken wire, or place slats too close together; be careful there’s nothing with which the rabbit could hurt itself. Don’t keep your rabbit confined too long. They are sociable critters and get lonely.
Other expenses may include regular health care which you should provide for any pet. Spaying and neutering, vaccinations, treatment for fleas. And don’t forget to watch for other health issues, especially those that are specific to rabbits.
Rabbits usually don’t like to be held so they’re not a lap sitting animal or a child’s playmate. 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 to their hutch to permit free access. They are more comfortable when they have a safe place to visit.
Like most other pets, all have different personalities, bond well with their owners, and are easily trained with treats and the very same methods as for training a dog.
We can’t emphasize enough though, do your homework. They frequently have rabbits out there.
Just remember, any pet wants love and proper care. Because of their nature, rabbits need a little care more than a dog or cat. Be certain you’re committed.