February is Adopt-a-Rescued-Rabbit Month, which gives me a great excuse to give some press to one of the many non-dog-or-cat species available for adoption on Petfinder.
In fact, we’ve got more than 6,300 adoptable rabbits waiting for their forever homes in shelters and rescue groups around the country.
I have some friends with pet rabbits, and they are adorable, affectionate, funny and full of personality. They’re also NOT low-maintenance pets! As House Rabbit Society president Kathleen Wilsbach says:
The ideal “rabbit person,” in addition
to being calm, patient and eager to get to know a rabbit on his own terms, must be willing
to rabbit-proof an appropriate exercise area in the home to prevent damage from chewing.
Already have a rabbit or are thinking of getting one? Check out this great blog, The Rabbit Advocate, by Mary Lempert, a rabbit behavior consultant to the Boston MSPCA. She gives warm, thoughtful and uncritical advice to readers with questions about everything from a bunny with runny eyes to a woman whose male newfoundland dwarf has an unnatural attraction to her bunny slippers. Mary’s goal is to keep rabbits out of shelters by educating their caregivers — something we here at Petfinder are all about.
Check out our rabbit-oriented library articles: