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Welcome to our page! We do our best to provide to-be and current bunny owners up-to-date info on the best care for their house rabbits. When we adopted our first bunny in 2005, there was almost nothing on the internet to tell us how to care for him. Just in the past few years, information has exploded online, and now it can be confusing! We try to simplify it by posting weekly articles on current issues, daily care, concerns, proper feeding, and other info so you can enjoy your house-bun! If you are just finding us, feel free to look through the older posts also. Please email us if you have any questions! Happy bunnies make happy hearts!
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

10 Reasons rescued rabbits make great pets

The annual Bunny Festival in Santa Barbara California was held Sunday, September 23, organized by Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS). The event featured adoptable rabbits, veterinarian visits and a lagomorph lounge. To encourage people to attend and consider getting a house rabbit for a pet, the Santa Barbara Independent News published an article by Rabbit Advocate founder, Mary Lempert, that gives ten good reasons why rabbits — and in particular rescued ones — make great pets:
  1. Rabbits are the perfect pets for those who may not have time for daily walks, but still seek the social quality of a dog-like companion.
  2. Like cats, rabbits can be litter box trained very easily. Many people who are allergic to dogs and cats are not allergic to rabbits.
  3. Rabbits are uniquely talented comedians. They “binky”—or hop and kick—when they’re happy. Some rabbits also flop over and play dead like a dog would!
  4. Rabbit schedules match up with people schedules. Our furry friends are most active at dawn and dusk, which corresponds well with the times most of us are starting our day or getting home from work and ready for some couch snuggling or binky watching.
  5. Rabbits help you get healthy. As herbivores, rabbits mesh well with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Generally speaking, though, having a pet that encourages you to stock your fridge with fruits and vegetables is good for everybody—vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
  6. Rabbits make great pets for city dwellers. They happily stay in large cages or puppy pens during the day when you’re gone and love to come out to romp around in rabbit-proofed rooms when you’re home.
  7. Rabbits have long life spans compared to other small animals. They can live 10-12 years if provided with a proper diet and care.
  8. Rabbits are heroic. In the wild, rabbits communicate with each other about perceived dangers by thumping their back legs; astute house bunnies will provide you with a similar security system.
  9. Rabbits are great listeners (just look at those ears!). They also make excellent snugglers with their extra-soft fur and loving nature.
  10. Rabbits need homes, too. Perhaps one of the best reasons to adopt a bunny is that there are so many waiting for forever homes. In fact, after dogs and cats, rabbits are the third most abundant adoptable pet, with more than 5,500 listed for adoption on www.petfinder.com
* http://hoppingtonpost.com/10-reasons-rescued-rabbits-make-great-pets/#more-539