Right Person

Jul 10, 2011 by

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Are you the right kind of person to Live with a rabbit? Rabbits make wonderful companions for the right people.

  • Are you patient? 
  • Have a sense of humor” 
  • Do you enjoy watching the movements and learning the language of another species? 
  • Does your schedule include plenty of time at home? 
  • Are you comfortable spending a lot of time on the floor? 
  • Are you not overly fussy with your furniture? 

Basic facts 

  • Rabbits can be litterbox trained 
  • They can live to be 7-10 years old 
  • Rabbits are inquisitive, sociable animals 
  • They make wonderful indoor companions 
  • Rabbits can purr when contented 
  • Like cats and dogs, rabbits need to be spayed or neutered to improve health and behavior. 
  • Most rabbits do not like to be held. They 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. 
  • Rabbits need to have things of their own to chew on (or they might nibble your stuff) 
  • Rabbits need to be protected from predators, poisons, temperature extremes, electrical cords and rough handling. 

If you think you would be the right person for a rabbit, the House Rabbit Society has rescued
rabbits for adoption as indoor companion animals. All have been spayed/neutered. These
particular rabbits may not be available by the time you call, but there are plenty (too many!)
rabbits coming into foster care all the time. Call (217)-398-9192 or e-mail HRS volunteers. They
can help match you up with the right bunny. 

12 things to consider before you adopt


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