This is the scratch official pet rabbit studio! Any one who owns a rabbit or likes rabbits can join! You can ask questions, add projects and share some advice! feel free to curate!
I rescued my first rabbit, Harry, when I was 8 years old (DON'T GET A RABBIT AT 8 YEARS OLD UNLESS YOU ARE PLANNING TO HAVE HIM/HER AS A FAMILY PET!). I got him from the local animal shelter. He is the bun bun on my profile picture! his past owner was also 8 and she got him as an Easter present but then lost interest in him. a year later me and my family introduced him to a rabbit that a named Horchata and they got married! I was not the best owner, in fact I was a terrible rabbit owner. I ended up keeping them outside, i found out that i was allergic to them and then forgot to clean out their cage every week. when harry was around 8 years old, he unexpectedly died. I still mourn the lost of harry. After his death, I decided to be the best rabbit owner/activist ever! I moved Horchata inside and gave her as much attention as possible. then I started to foster at the animal shelter.
Now I volunteer at the animal shelter. I still have Horchata, she is doing great, she now has a whole room to herself!! so far, I have fostered 20 animals, exact, and all of them have found amazing forever homes except for Flori, who I have made my top priority getting adopted!
If you are thinking about adopting a pet rabbit then consider the following:
-rabbits need to be indoors
-rabbits live 8 to 15 years
-rabbits need attention and a friend
-rabbits are a big responsibility
-rabbits are fearful creatures and do best as a family pet or a pet for adults
-rabbits should not be a "starter pet"
-rabbits must be spayed/neutered, if they are not spayed/neutered they are more aggressive and have an 80% chance of getting cancer later in life
-rabbits often suffer from neglect
-rabbits usually do not like being held
-rabbits should have yearly vet visits
-rabbits need a quiet and calm environment
-rabbits must have fresh hay and water every day and night
-rabbits must be able to plop at least 4 times both directions
-thousands of rabbits are surrendered a year to animal shelters across the globe
-young rabbits, kittens, spray pee every where and are extremely hyper
-Easter is a rabbit's greatest nightmare
-most kids loose interest in caring for a rabbit and give them up a year later
-all rabbits have different personalities so breeds don't matter
-rabbits are not needy for attention to people assume that rabbits are not social but they actually need a lot of attention
-rabbits do not like to be moved much, so have the exact location planned out
-never punish a rabbit! this is very important!