February is all about rabbit adoption. This month is adopt a rescued rabbit month! In honor of that, we made a list why rescued rabbits can also make the perfect pets!
There are plenty different breeds and varieties of rabbits, varying in size, body shape and personality too. Usually, they live for about 8 to 12 years, but some may even live longer. According to the Houe Rabbit Society, February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month, and rabbits can also make great pets. Here are some reasons why!
#1 Rabbits are the perfect pets for those people who do not have time for daily walks, but still want the social quality of a dog like companion. And, like cats, rabbits too are easily trained to litter box. You get the best of both worlds!
#2 Plenty people who are allergic to dogs and cats are actually not allergic to rabbits.
#3 Rabbits are uniquely talented, funny comedians. Binkies (little hop spins and also kicks they do when they are happy), bunny flops (flopping over and playing dead too) and the bunny 500s (think the Indy 500, but with bunnies) are just some of the sweet and amusing habits of the house bunnies.
#4 Rabbit often match up their schedules with people schedules. Our furry friends are crepuscular, which means they are most active at dawn and dusk, which actually corresponds very well with the times most of us are starting our day or getting home from work and are ready for some couch snuggling or binky watching.
Who could resist that adorable face!
#5 Rabbits can actually help you get healthy. As herbivores, rabbits mesh very well with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles too. Generally speaking, though, having a pet who encourages you to stock your fridge with fruits and vegetables too is really good for everybody, vegetarians and meat-eaters too.
#6 Rabbits make really great pets for city dwellers. They happily stay in large cages or also puppy pens during the day when you are out and love to come out to romp around in rabbit-proofed rooms when you are home.
#7 Rabbits have longer lifespans compared to other small pet animals. They can live up to 10 to 12 years if they get proper diet and care.
#8 Rabbits are really heroic. In the wild, rabbits actually communicate with each other about perceived dangers by thumping their back legs. Astute house bunnies will also provide you with a similar security system if they feel that there is danger. In 2008, an Australian pet rabbit alerted his human owners to a house fire in the middle of the night and saved their lives.
#9 Rabbits are really great listeners. They also make excellent snuggle buddies with their extra soft fur and loving nature too. What more could you ask for from your friend?
#10 Rabbits need forever homes too. Perhaps one of the best reasons to adopt a bunny is that there are so many of them waiting for their forever homes. In fact, after dogs and cats, rabbits are the third most abundant adoptable pet, with more than over 4,800 listed for adoption on the Petfinder. That is why February is dedicated to rabbit adoption!