February is Adopt a Rabbit Month

Did you Know that February is Adopt a rabbit Month?Yes that's right not only is February the month that we all celebrate love and our loving relationships but its also the month that is all about us Bunnies too!

Did you also know that approximately 3 quarters of rabbits found at shelters and rescues are owner surrenders?And the top reasons for these surrenders are losing interest in the care of or not having the ability to care for them?




At Easter thousands of rabbits will be brought as gifts for children only becoming unwanted a few weeks later because the child can't take care of the rabbit or the rabbit starts to bite or its just to much hard work and the owners decide it was a mistake to get a rabbit.All these rabbits end up at shelters and rescues or get advertised on places like Craigslist or Gumtree.....or they end up getting dumped on the streets,in parks,woods or other peoples gardens.Many rabbits that end up in shelter after Easter get euthanized because the shelters just don't have any other option.The ones that get Dumped don't last long either as Domesticated Bunnies just don't know how to survive in the wild and will become ill or killed before ending up in a shelter.That is the lucky ones that get caught end up in shelters.

Rabbits can make great pets for many people if they do lots of research and educate themselves on the care of rabbit's.There are many people who haven't the time to walk a dog or who live in a apartment and don't have the space that a dog needs.Many people are allergic to dogs and cat but not to rabbits.For people like this a rabbit can give the companionship that dog's and cat's give.
Rabbits encourage a more healthy lifestyle because they are herbivores ,you will develop the habit to stock up on lots of fresh vegetables and fruit.Rabbits can live 10 to 12 years though we have known of rabbits that have lived much longer than that too.
Rabbits are very social creatures and love to snuggle up with you and play with you once they have learnt to trust that person.The highest honor is when a person gains the trust and love of a rabbit,That love and trust opens the door to an amazing loving friendship.One that is filled with so much fun....and believe me that friendship with your rabbit will be filled with so much fun and laughter you'll be wondering why you didn't open you home to a rabbit before when you watch all the antics you rabbit does like the jumps,skips and hops called binkys or when they smell Banana and try to climb all over you just to score a bite of that tasty snack!
So if you're thinking of getting a rabbit for a pet ,you first need to learn as much as you can about them and how to take care of them from places like House Rabbit Society.Then find a vet who specializes in the care of rabbits not all vets do.And then find a local shelter or rescue that has rabbits up for adoption....there are plenty of rabbits waiting for their forever home....


This is Speedy reporting for Carma Poodale

12 comments:

  1. Ahhh. We are thinking we want a bunny
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Thanks Lily and Edward,xx Speedy

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  2. Great post, Speedy ! Rabbits are cute critters but they have specific needs. Purrs

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    1. Thanks Swiss Cats,you are so right,xx Speedy

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  3. Great post Speedy! We have a huge problem here in Vancouver with people dumping their rabbits in parks. It is so discouraging! Hopefully education will be the key for people understanding that getting a rabbit isn't just for Easter!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. Thanks Critters in the Cottage,Education really is the key.That is so sad that those buns end up like that,xx Speedy

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  4. Thanks for sharing the plight of some bunnies. Education is important-we had no idea so many bunnies ended up in shelters.

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    1. its really important to share this,xx Speedy

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  5. I miss owning rabbits. Unfortunately, I believe my cats have bordatella which are pretty deadly to rabbits, so I won't have one until that is cleared.

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    1. you are wise,and besides your cats are important and so is the work you do too,xx Speedy

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  6. Oh!
    Yes rabbits are too cute. I bought the rabbit pair to start my own business now I have rabbit farm. Even I posted a blog on stealing food of rabbit by guinea. Read here- http://www.smallanimalplanet.com/can-guinea-pigs-eat-rabbit-food/

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    1. Actually Rabbits shouldn't eat Guinea pig food either as there are ingredients that are bad for their tummies and Rabbits aren't Rodents they are Lagomorphs which is a different Species,xx Speedy

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