Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Benefits of Adopting a Rabbit

   There are many rabbits, looking for kind and loving homes, ready to be adopted by caring pet parents. If possible, try to adopt a pet rabbit rather than buying one from a pet store or other source, to give adoptable bunnies a chance. There are many benefits to adopting a pet rabbit, just like adopting a pet cat, dog or other animal. In most areas, you can contact your local animal shelter as well as local rescue groups. Both can be a source of potentially great pet rabbits that will love you and your family!
   It is always important to learn about the proper care needed to be a responsible pet rabbit parent, and most shelters and rescues can help you with this as well. MyHouseRabbit.com provides the following information on the Benefits of Adopting:

   "Rescues often have rabbits of varying sizes, breeds, and ages. So, if you were looking specifically for a young, agouti mini lop, you will most likely find a good fit at the local shelter. But, you also might surprise yourself and fall in love with an older mixed breed rabbit once you start looking.
Aside from the ability to choose from a wide selection of different kinds of rabbits, adopting from a shelter or rescue is also very convenient. Volunteers at rescues take the time to acclimate rabbits to living in apartments and houses. In this way, the time you would have to take to train the rabbit is cut down considerably.
For example, volunteers will litter box train the rabbits as they come in, so although a rabbit may take a little while to adjust to living in a new home, you will not need to litter train your new bunny from scratch.
Furthermore, because a lot of rescued rabbits live in foster homes, many are accustomed to living in households with children and other pets. So if your household situation is similar, adopting a rabbit who is already comfortable in that environment makes the transition easier for both you and the rabbit.
If you were interested in having multiple pet rabbits, you may be able to adopt a bonded pair or trio. This saves you the time and effort of bonding the rabbits yourself. Adopting a bonded pair or trio is ideal if you work full time because the rabbits can entertain each other while you’re gone."
    The entire article is available at Benefits of Adopting a Rabbit
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