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A Sweet and Loving Pet, for the Slient Type!

  • Oct 29, 2009
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Some people say a home isn’t complete unless there are children. This was exactly the feeling my 3 roommates and I had my junior year of college. It was spring time, and our maternal instinct was kicking in. A day never went by without one of us wining for a cat, or a dog, or fish, or anything we could unconditionally love.

We weighed the usual options of cat, dog, gerbil, and mouse (what was available at our local pet shop.) Since we were in –on-campus housing, pets were a strict no-no. We were scared of our RA’s seeing the pet during checks or our neighbors hearing something.

We soon came up with the idea of a rabbit! It was small enough to keep in a cage, but large enough to hold and cuddle.

We got her at a pet store, we named her Penelope. They told us she was a dwarf bunny and was not going to get any bigger.

Getting a rabbit turned out to be the best decision. I didn’t realize this before, but rabbits hardly make any noise. Well, sometimes they bang their cage or toys when playing, but bunnies themselves are silent.

Bunnies can also be litter box trained, which means that they can roam the house just like cats and dogs. Our rabbit was very active; she would hop all around, on top of tables and book shelves. She did develop a bad habit of chewing and eating EVERYTHING, so she was only allowed out of her pen under supervision.

We would put Penelope on a cat harness, and we could take her outside, without fear of running away. She loved to go out and graze on grass and eat flowers.

Penelope got quite large, she was definitely not a dwarf bunny like they told us, but it wasn’t so bad. She got to be the size of a small cat.

Rabbits eat pellets and hay, and drink a lot of water, but it is also important to give them fresh fruits and vegetables. I fed Penelope a lot of lettuce, snow peas, broccoli, and pears. Surprisingly, she wasn’t a big fan of carrots.

As she grew in size, so did her cage. Eventually she would be set up with a pen, a sort of large enclosure that does not have a covering.

Penelope got along with almost every other type of animal she met; cat, dog, duck, and a chinchilla. She is very good at being handled by strangers, and will sit on a lap and be pet for hours.

I think rabbits are smarter pets then most people would think, and are a lot more active too! They have their own personalities, and are completely different from both cats and dogs. So if your looking for a new pet, think about a rabbit.

Also, there a SO MANY rabbits that need to be adopted! Check your local animal shelter to see if they have a rabbit fit for you.

A Sweet and Loving Pet, for the Slient Type! A Sweet and Loving Pet, for the Slient Type!

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August 23, 2011
Well done review.
 
March 25, 2010
It's funny how long people have been keeping rabbits as indoor pets. My 3rd grade teacher had one in her classroom that used a litter box. That was 35 years ago!! Thanks for the memories!!
 
March 18, 2010
I love this review! I've been dying to get a pet bunny. My family used to have them as pets when I was a kid, and I want to relive those fond memories/moments!
 
November 13, 2009
This review is terrific. I hadn't even realized that you posted it. Great job and I love the photos.
 
October 29, 2009
YES! so cute. I wish my apartment building allowed pets with fur! Also, I had no idea that rabbits were the type of animal that could be adopted! Good to know.
October 30, 2009
We weren't allow ANY pets in the dorm, the RA's never knew. It was the best semester of my life.
 
October 29, 2009
I had a five pound dwarf lop named, "Arnie". He was the dearest little guy --free range. He only went back to his cage to pee. Got along fabulously well with the cat. They were partners in crime. From what I understand, rabbits do not have vocal chords. Arnie, however, could burp like a truck driver during a bout with an intestinal disorder! Great pets. Highly recommend.
October 29, 2009
I just actually laughed out loud. Thinking of a rabbit burping makes me want to roll around on the floor with joy.
October 29, 2009
It was shocking the first time it happened. And then my husband figured out how to burp him like a baby and we did it all the time! It's a very loud, "BRAAAAAAPPPP! Oh, I miss that bun.
 
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A domestic rabbit is any of the several varieties of European rabbit that has been domesticated. Male rabbits are called bucks; females are called does.

There are many different breeds of domestic rabbit, including the English Angora, Lionhead, Dwarf Hotot, Chinchilla, Dutch, Elfin, Flemish Giant, Himalayan, Netherland Dwarf, Holland Lop, Silver, Silver fox, English spot, Havana, Florida White, New Zealand, Rex, Polish, Jersey Wooly, Satin, and Mini Lop. As with breeds of dogs, rabbit breeds were generally created by humans at different times for different purposes and vary in physical characteristics, care requirements, and temperaments just as the various dog breeds do. There are over 47 rabbit breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in the United States. There are many more breeds of rabbits worldwide.
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