Bunnies aren’t just for Easter as pet stores suspend sales (infographic)

Well, I have cut this report very short by encapsulating it into an infographic πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•. It is meant to get to the point quickly and cut out some waffle. The moral of the infographic is good and clear: bunnies live for ten years. Adopting one is a big commitment for a long time. All pets can be demanding and they can severely curtail one’s normal activities and choices.

I mean you can’t just ‘up sticks’ and go away for a long weekend without making sometimes quite complicated arrangements for someone to look after you pet. And can you trust them? If you are paying how much will a pet sitter cost? What will you be doing in ten years’ time? Planning and realism required I feel.

And what about the long-term cost? Budgeting is so important. Lifestyle is also important. Is it compatible to bunny caregiving? πŸ’•πŸ™„

Bunnies are not just for Easter as pet stores suspend sales
Bunnies are not just for Easter as pet stores suspend sales
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Some pointers on looking after a rabbit

Caring for a rabbit involves several important steps to ensure they lead a happy and healthy life. Here are some pointers:

  1. Housing: Rabbits need a spacious living area that allows them to hop, stretch, and play. It should be safe, secure, and protect them from the elements.
  2. Companionship: They are social animals and usually require the company of at least one other rabbit. It’s best to keep a neutered male and female together.
  3. Diet: Provide a diet rich in hay, fresh vegetables, and a small number of pellets. Avoid overfeeding to prevent obesity.
  4. Grooming: Long-haired rabbits need daily grooming to prevent matting. Regularly trim their nails and check their bodies for any signs of illness.
  5. Health: Rabbits should be regularly checked by a vet, vaccinated against common diseases, and spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted litters.
  6. Exercise: Ensure they have enough space and time to exercise every day to maintain physical and mental health.
  7. Handling: Rabbits generally do not like being picked up. Teach children to be gentle and supervise their interactions with rabbits.
  8. Cleanliness: Keep their living area clean to prevent diseases. Clean the hutch at least once a week and remove droppings daily.

Remember, rabbits are a long-term commitment, often living 8 to 12 years, so make sure you’re prepared for the responsibility. For more detailed information, you can visit reputable sources like the Blue Cross or RSPCA websites.

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