It often comes as a surprise to those who, when they think of pet rabbits at all, picture them outdoors in hutches or worse
[video NSFB – Not Safe For Bunnies], that they can live quite happily inside with the humans. They can usually be litter-trained and are odour-free: both big pluses. And they are incomparably adorable. Meet Oreo:click on pics for bigness
He's just over a year old, and has the run of most of the house, the exceptions being the kitchen and the storage room where his hay is kept.thank goodness I don't have hay fever
Aside from hay – we get ours by the bale from a local farmer – they also dig their greens.and reds, it looks like
The main order of business for anyone wishing to share heart and hearth with leporidae domesticisspot the lagomorph
is to bunny-proof your own hutch. This involves safeguarding wires, which rabbits appear to be far more fond of than carrots, and restricting access to books or whatever your new housemate fancies.fireplace screen over a bookcase
paper towel rolls: très chic, non?
Still, you must prepare yourself for the inevitable small nibbles that start appearing in home furnishings.
And they will. Go. Everywhere.
Rabbits are crepuscular, which means they're most active in the mornings and eveningsbehind the couch is apparently much more comfy than on it
but really, once you've let a rabbit in, he's liable to scamp about in your head 24/7.am I on your contacts list?
Wonderful as it is having him in our lives, he's a lot of work and worry. When rabbits are sick they can go downhill very fast, so you've got to keep a close eye on them. As a prey species, most don't particularly like being held, so many people's reason for wanting one in the first place (lots of hugs, of course!) goes right out the window. But he's an appreciative magnet for pets, grinding his teeth in approval – a satisfying reward known as 'tooth purring'. All in all, we're glad he's ours and we're his.works for me