I love Rabbits

United States
September 15, 2008 2:03pm CST
They Are my favorite pet. They can be litter box trained and make wonderful pets for most people, but not for small children unless their parents teach them how to handle them. They are prey animals and therefore thrive in a peaceful environment. They should be spayed and neutered when they are young. As a pet it is best to keep them indoors. They don't like being picked up off the ground as their equilibrium makes them feel as though they are spinning. That's why they kick when children grab them and pick them up. They aren't mean when they kick, they are trying to catch their balance. It is best to sit on the floor with a pet rabbit and pet them. If you let them come to you, you will earn their trust. Our Rabbit, Opus is litterbox trained completely, (he only poops in his box), but that is unusual for a rabbit because they need to go many times throughout the day. It is very easy to train them to use a litterbox by providing them a small cat box filled with aspen wood chips (found at Tsrget or Walmart) with a bit pf timothy hay on one end. Confine them to a special area that is their territory with the litter box there. If you can get liiter or scent from another rabbit for the box it will be very easy. Make sure they always have fresh clean water, food, hay and a couple of dandelion leaves or 1 dark leaf green or red lettuce. I also give my bunny a small baby carrot and slice of apple for variety.
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• Poland
24 Sep 08
I never liked rabbits. I used to have a cat but when I moved out I had to leave cat with my parent's friends :( Two years later I was back from camp - after taking solid bath I went with my sister to the cinema in shopping mall. When we was going back to car we stopped next to pet shop. There was a big glass cage with little bunnies. All were sleeping, soem eating... And there was also little one which was licking glass, runnig around cage - if yuo touched glass it tried to lick your finger! I asked my sister what she think about getting a new pet - this evening we had guest in my room :) It was very scarred one in new room but after few days it felt very comfortable with everything and started to chew happily my movie posters Now my rabbit (her name is Rabbit - only one she reacts on) is lying ner my chair on her fluffy towel and I couldn't imagine living without this little creature. Of course, many books and blankets were chewed through but how could you tell no to those eyes! :D
• United States
24 Sep 08
That is so special. My Bunny Opus, eats my computer cords as he has his run of the house. I've finally bunny-proofed my home and it's workng. I give him alfalfa blocks and a piece of apple wood so that he can grind down his teeth and it keeps him busy. You have to make sure the wood is non-toxic as some wood is poisonous to them, but they do need to chew on wood for their teeth. We can't get mad at him because he is too precious. We had him neutered after 6 month old and he is even better and sweeter. Thank you for sharing.
• Poland
24 Sep 08
Oh yes, electricity and rabbits ^^" I had to wrap everything in proper tape or use plastic to attatch all to walls beyond pet's reach. And as for wood... I'm mainly taking something little form pet shop or when I photograph at the nearby forest. She prefers those natural ones ^^
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Rabbits are definitely really great pets for the right people. I like them because they're fairly independent. I have two rabbits myself. One is a 13 year old agouti colored rabbit whose litterbox habits have declined unfortunately so that he cannot be trusted in an area bigger than 10 square feet. So I made him a cage using the guidelines on www.guineapigcages.com since pet stores don't carry cages large enough. My other rabbit is fairly well litterbox trained and occupies half of my room. She's bratty at times but cute. She's probably around 3 years old. I caught her outside after her owners were evicted and dumped her. Mine both eat orchard grass hay due to my allergies to timothy.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
15 Sep 08
I have always liked rabbits but i have never really had one of my own, my nephew used to have some and I used to love to go and play with them and when I was volunteering at a nursing home I was the pet therapist, they had a couple of rabbits I used to take around to the residents...
• United States
16 Sep 08
That's great. I wish that they'd let people in nursing homes have pets like rabbits, the creatures give so much meaning to life.
@jamesgrub (673)
• United States
23 Oct 08
i love rabbits too. i own one that i got about four months ago. shes all black and her name is tila. i have to say rabbits are actually more fun then i thought. shes hops around uses her liter box (most of the time) lol. rabbits are excellent pets for single people or even families. ive had many in the past but right now i only have one. but im looking to adopt atleast 2 more.
@radinrr90 (157)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Its one of my favourite cute animal. I had 4 at home, they're so cute! Rabbit is easy to manage and it didn't make so much mess. It a must have for every house.