Congratulations on your new rabbit!
We want to make sure that you and your new family member start off in the right direction!
Unfortunately, rabbits are one of the most euthanized animals due to overcrowding at shelters. The common misconception is that they are a "good starter pet" and they are frequently gifted during Easter. While rabbits can be a precious gift we want to make sure that you have a successful relationship that doesn't end up at the shelter.
Most people don't know that rabbits require as much attention as a dog and have similar behavioral needs. They should also have veterinary assessments much like a cat or dog. Rabbits are fragile; therefore, multiple habitat and nutritional considerations must be made in order to have a happy and healthy pet. Taking care of a rabbit can be so much fun with the tips and guidance of excellent resources. For example, did you know that many rabbits live inside the home without a cage? Thanks to simple potty training techniques, they can!
Below, we have started you off with some fabulous websites and rescue groups. They have the best information and resources for navigating the rabbit world.
Check them out:
-Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter at http://www.bunssb.org
-House Rabbit Society at http://rabbit.org
-Leaps & Bounds Rabbit Rescue at http://leapsandboundsrabbitrescue.cfsites.org/custom.php?pageid=7170
-Best Friends Sanctuary at http://bestfriends.org/resources/other-animals/rabbit-information-and-resources