Do you just NEED more nose squints in your life? Well, don't you worry! There are plenty of bunnies in the LA area that need your tender love and care.
But, before you decide that a wascally wabbit is the right addition to your home, here are some common misconceptions about the furry friends to take into consideration!
1. Rabbits only live 2-3 years.
Actually, rabbits (depending on their breed) can live up to their teens, so they need the same long-term commitment as a dog or cat.
2. Rabbits do not need to be taken to the vet.
Although rabbits do not need vaccinations, routine check-ups are good as a preventative measure. It is best to catch the small problems before they become big ones!
3. Rabbits eat carrots.
We can blame Bugs for this one, but a healthy diet for a rabbit includes mostly hay and a small portion of pellets.
4. Rabbits are a great gift for children and like to be cuddled.
Some rabbits are great at dealing with energetic humans and being handled, whereas others are not the biggest fans. Rabbits will learn to protect themselves if they are handled roughly and can bite.
5. Rabbits are dirty.
Nope. As long as his/her human companion(s) clean up after him/her, they are very clean and can even be trained to use a litter box just like a kitty cat!
Convinced you can handle the task? Well, here are some great places to check out if you want to take the next step and foster and/or adopt a long-eared friend.
- Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation
- Bunny World Foundation
- Sweetpea Foundation
- North Central Animal Shelter AND other shelters around Los Angeles!
Well, that's all folks! Hope you have a great rest of your week! Comment below with other fun facts about bunnies!