About Us!


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!
Email: thebunnyhut101@yahoo.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Pet Rabbit is For Life, Not Christmas or Easter

Some Hare-Raising Facts to Make You Think Twice...

Did you know that rabbits require the same amount of care and attention as a dog or cat? 
Unfortunately, many well-meaning people give a live animal as an Easter or Christmas "present" on a whim, but in a few weeks, they realize they've made a mistake.

Local shelters are inundated with bunnies, ducklings and chicks right after the Holidays, and many wind up being euthanized. 



In fact, as of this writing - even before Easter, Petfinder.com, has more than 5,157 orphaned bunnies waiting for their forever home.                  






Another misunderstanding is that rabbits can just hang out in a small hutch all day. Wrong!  
A standard pet shop hutch, even with a 'run' attached, simply does not provide sufficient space for a rabbit to thrive. Bunnies require lots of space to run, play and dig and yet still be safe from predators and they also crave companionship.     
http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/ahutchisnotenough.htm       
                                          
                   

 Bunny Housing, the Good, Bad, and the Ugly!
http://www.thebunnyhut101.com/2013/10/indoor-rabbit-cages-good-bad-and-ugly.html


Building a Indoor Rabbit Condo:
http://www.thebunnyhut101.com/2013/04/how-to-build-rabbit-condo.html 


**********************************************************************************


If you do feel you can provide the level of care they deserve-

 


Please don't buy from a pet shop.
Instead, adopt from a rescue center and give abandoned rabbits 
a second chance for a happy life. They can also help you choose the right bunny for you, tell you about the bunny's personality, and proper care for the bunny to keep him healthy and happy for the next 12 years!








 Check out Petfinder.com at http://www.petfinder.com/ .



To learn how to care or feed your bunny,

 
Check out "First-Time Bunny Owners" block on our home page: 
http://www.thebunnyhut101.com/


Also our "Three Steps of Learning 'Bunny'":
http://www.thebunnyhut101.com/p/blog-page_7.html 


Learn more about the care of rabbits at Animal Planet's Pet's 101- "Rabbits"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzSRFpa5CPc









Footnotes and further reading:
** http://blogs.discovery.com/daily_treat/2012/04/a-pet-rabbit-is-for-life-not-easter.html