If you are thinking of having pet bunnies or already have them but are stuck to know what to do, this information will carry you a long way on the road to understanding, and of course, much happier bunnies all round:
Top 10 Rabbit Breeds
If you have your heart set on a pet rabbit, then it's completely understandable, however please make sure you know how to take care of it first by reading all the pages above. It's not as simple as most people first may think. (Yes, there's a test after - No, not really ;-)
Also, please, please don't buy your rabbit from a pet shop. Always rescue a rabbit rather than buy one. There are thousands that need homes right now.
The RSPCA, (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - the UK's largest animal welfare charity), reports that pet bunnies are the most abused domestic pet in England and Wales, with 35,000 abandoned in a three year period!
After a survey the RSPCA discovered that 70% of rescued rabbits had been kept in a hutch, 24 hours a day and almost 40% had had no food and half had been living in terribly filthy conditions.
It found that people bought rabbits but then quickly lost interest. On average, the abandoned pets they came across, had been dumped after just three months.
It just breaks my heart! But it doesn't have to be like this!
As long as you do a little bit of research first, these sort of statistics can be changed for the better.
If you have decided to keep rabbits purely for the adorable feeling of having rabbits as pets, rather than breeding them to eat or sell to a laboratory test facility, then there are a few things you may like to know.
Here are a few of the basics you may wish to consider; click on the links to find out more...
That little lot should keep you ensconced for a while. I've tried to make the pages fun so enjoy...
That's What I'm talking About ;-)
You can tell when you have a happy bunny in your life. They'll tell you too.
Listen out for the 'purring' - it's just adorable!
Did you do it? Did you get rabbits?
If you did and they've just joined your family, let us know how you are getting on. Those early weeks are when you may need an expert opinion or a bit of support and guidance.
Someone visiting is bound to see your comment and help you out, so please share.
There are hundreds of rabbit breeds available today and the ones I've listed in the top 10s only scratch the surface.
Why not have a look at the full breeds list and check out some more...
Everyone has a favourite; this is mine:
The Silver Fox -
Although originally bred for it's meat and fur, the silver fox is quite rare now, but still very popular at shows.
They are a large docile breed, known to be very friendly, enjoy attention and handling and make great companion rabbits for indoors too.
Just beautiful and I can't find one anywhere!?
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Anyone who has or loves rabbits also loves reading about them, so please share and don't forget to upload your photos.
If your bun has passed over the rainbow bridge, it's a lovely way to remember them too ;-)
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