Midwest Rabbit Rescue & Re-home | Rabbits as Pets

Love pets, but never had a rabbit and wasn't aware of dwarf rabbits. Thanks for the info.
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We have raised rabbits in cages and love to let them out and play in a safe/fenced area. This year, we got part of our backyard fenced and let them run free. I had to move plants and edible plants that I was growing back there, but the rabbits are cheap entertainment. Our big one, Jack Black, comes most of the time when we call him; we give him carrots, lettuce, oatmeal (raw), which he will eat out of our hands. We got them (2 males) to be pets and the fertilizer I use in the garden. When they were first in the cage, I collected their manure and made it into compost tea, great for all garden plants!!! Now I am trying to figure out how to collect the manure, when they run free! We would not eat rabbits, but we have had a few mean females that we gave away to others.
Having rabbits as pets is a relatively new phenomenon in my country. They started to become popular about three or four years ago in...
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is a 1992 American short , directed by , featuring the director returning to his hometown of to catch-up with some of the characters featured in his previous film (1989). The film's title refers to Rhonda Britton, a Flint resident featured in both films, who sells rabbits as either pets or meat. I get asked from time to time whether rabbits can co-exist with other family pets such as dogs and cats.
Photo provided by FlickrI am happy to talk about why one shouldn't get a rabbit around Easter as well as how great rabbits are as pets if placed in the right home.
Photo provided by FlickrAs long as your rabbit is healthy, cared-for andwell-attended, you can feel confident you’re doing a good job with your rabbits aspets.
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Rabbits as Pets
Rabbits are very tame and not demanding. They can be trained to learn commands and play games even be trained to use a litter box. Rabbits make very little noise so bothering your neighbors will not be a concern. Rabbits love to be handled, like attention, and tend to be active when most people are home. Because of all these attributes they can make an excellent pet.This disconnect appears to drive impulse pet rabbit purchases, says Anne Martin, executive director of the , the largest rabbit rescue organization in the U.S. Because many people think they’re short-lived, low maintenance, cage-bound animals, rabbits are seen as “starter pets,” akin to hamsters or goldfish, perfect for kids. This misconception may help drive a glut of baby bunny sales ahead of Easter—and a subsequent rise in rabbit abandonments.My House Rabbit promotes rabbits as indoor pets and provides tips on . You can learn how to create a safe, welcoming environment for your house rabbit and gain insight into , so you will better understand your bunny’s needs. You can also check out our or And don’t miss our and !Many people may be misguided in thinking that rabbits are low-maintenance pets. The truth is that pet rabbits live 10 years or longer, and they require a considerable amount of care, time, and money. Here is a basic rundown of how much a pet rabbit can cost.Rabbits are unique pets. They have specific needs in order to live a long, happy and healthy life. Here is a basic overview on how to care for a pet rabbit. It’s a challenge to discourage people from buying rabbits as Easter gifts without discouraging responsible would-be owners from having them at all, Martin says, because for those who understand how to care for them, they make fantastic pets.