February is Adopt A Rescued Bunny Month! Of course, we always love seeing any pet going to a loving home. Rabbits may not be as popular as dogs and cats, but they really can make wonderful little pets. If you’ve been considering adopting one, this is a great time to proceed. Read on as a Scottsdale, AZ vet discusses adopting a bunny.
Do Some Research
Bunnies have some wonderful traits that make them great pets. They’re cute, quiet, clean, and can be litterbox trained. You won’t need to walk Floppy, and you won’t have to teach her obedience commands. That said, rabbits aren’t right for everyone. They need lots of love, care, and attention, as well as plenty of daily free time. These guys are also little chewing machines, so you’ll need to keep your place bunnyproofed. Do plenty of research, and make sure that you know what you are getting into.
Be Prepared To Commit
Bunnies are often lumped in with pocket pets, like Guinea pigs. However, they have much longer lifespans than these tiny furballs. Rabbits can live 12 years or even longer with proper care. Be sure that you’re ready to commit to caring for Floppy for her entire life.
Consider Other Pets
Dogs and bunnies don’t necessarily make good roommates. Some dogs have a strong prey drive, which can be dangerous for Floppy. Of course, ultimately this will depend on the dog. Don’t proceed unless you can provide a safe environment for your bunny.
Get To Know Floppy
Rabbits all have their own unique personalities. Some are very playful and frisky, others are quite timid, and some have, well, rabbitude. Spend some time with Floppy before finalizing everything, and make sure that she’s a good fit.
Find A Good Vet
Although we love treating bunnies, not all animal clinics handle them. You’ll need to find a good vet who is familiar with rabbits. Don’t be afraid to ask for tips on Floppy’s diet, housing, and care needs. That’s why we’re here!
Prepare To Be Charmed
Bunnies are really, really cute. They’re also highly entertaining. You can’t help smiling when you see them do binkies, which are basically bunny happy dances. We suspect it won’t take your furry pal long to melt your heart!
As your Scottsdale, AZ local vet clinic, we offer great veterinary care for bunnies. Please contact us anytime.