Sunday, April 24, 2011

Are you a rabbit person?

(The text in this post is from a website Sean stumbled upon, 100% by internet chance)


Rabbits make wonderful companions for the right people. 
 

[thanks again, amberbop!]



Are you the right kind of person to live with a rabbit?  Answer the following questions to see if you and a rabbit would make a good match. 



  • Are you patient?

  • Do you have a sense of humor? 

  •  Do you enjoy watching the movements and learning the language of another species?

  •  Are you comfortable spending time and playing with an animal (a rabbit) ?

  • Are you not overly fussy with your furniture and home?

  • Do you want a rabbit companion for the next 7-15 years?

If you answered yes to several of these questions, read on!


  • Rabbits can be litter-box trained.  They are very clean.  They are very quiet!

  • Rabbits can live to be 7 to 15 years old if indoor housing and proper diet and medical care are provided. Annual exams are recommended.  No vaccinations are needed. 


  • Rabbits are inquisitive, sociable, curious and amazing animals.  They need social interaction.

  • They make wonderful indoor companions.  They can get along with other animals in the household.  Some rabbits prefer adults to children.

  •  Rabbits need to be spayed or neutered to protect their health and to reduce over population.  Altering can also eliminate problem behaviors, such as spraying or excessive digging. [yikes]

  • Some rabbits do not like to be held, others do….  They may prefer to sit beside you.


  • Rabbits like to play with toys, such as cardboard boxes, wire cat balls, hard plastic, baby keys, untreated willow baskets. 


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  • They like being part of a family, not just set aside and  played with on occasion.  They are very smart, alert and curious – they like many things we do:  music, even TV!



  • Rabbits need to have things of their own to chew on (or they might nibble on your stuff): for example, untreated wood, wooden children’s toys (unpainted), apple tree branches, or willow toys.


(or a foam mace)





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  • Rabbits need to be protected from predators, poisons, temperature extremes, electrical cords, and any rough handling.  Playtime with little children must be supervised by a responsible adult. 


Rabbits need fresh hay, water, high-fiber quality pellets and veggies to prevent illness..



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  • The shrill sound of a child’s voice is sometimes difficult for rabbits to tolerate because their sense of hearing is acute. Rabbits may also be frightened by the barking of a dog or other loud sounds.

  • Rabbits can purr when contented.  Some like to give little kisses, be held, run and play, jump in the air.  They are gentle, joyful little friends.



    Happy Easter!

8 comments:

Ashley said...

1. LOVED this.
2. After I watched the last video, youtube kindly gave me the option of also viewing a clip called "Julian popping a balloon with his a**." Not your little bunny, I'm guessing.

Amberbop said...

I could live very well with a rabbit. Can I have the next one? Mahaps you want to trade up? You can keep the next one and I'll party with Julian babe.

Kim said...

What a handsome little bunny you have there! I'm enchanted by his way of getting around.

Ashley said...

I know I already commented, but I canNOT get over the picture of J-man in the cardboard box.

Annie said...

What the hey?! I have never seen that move. Amazing. Love "the text".

lindsey v said...

I'm glad you realized he's a bunny before too long into his life.

)en said...

Haha.. that may happen, ash. If it does, i'll try to video it.

Yeah, the box pic gets me too. I think he was in real duress. Too bad, gotta snap the pic.

Amber, how about we just share this one? A Julian co-op if you will. Or Rabbit co-op (/coop).

Silly rabbit...

Brooke said...

Love. It.