Before You Get a Rabbit

Throughout the year, especially at Easter, people see adorable baby bunnies in pet stores and impulsively purchase these little balls of fur. Sadly, for every rabbit purchased from a pet store or breeder, a rabbit must be killed in a shelter for lack of a home. Even sadder, most of these impulsively purchased, adorable bunnies end up in shelters themselves, and face eventual death there! To purchase a rabbit, therefore, is: To condemn an equally wonderful bunny to death To reward ...
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Advantages to Adopting from the Colorado House Rabbit Society

We help you determine whether rabbits are a good choice for your situation and help you avoid mistakes in bringing rabbits into your home. We teach you how to care for your rabbits, how to identify symptoms requiring veterinary care before they become serious, and put you in contact with a good rabbit veterinarian in your area, since most veterinarians are not able to treat rabbits - rabbits being "exotics" from a medical point of view. We are committed to helping you solve any problems w...
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Rabbit Breeders

"Good" and "Bad" Breeders First and foremost, the question which must be asked about breeding rabbits is: Can the breeding of rabbits for any reason be justified when there is such a massive over-population of rabbits, resulting in thousands being "humanely" killed (euthanized) in shelters and many more thousands meeting untimely deaths because they have been dumped outside where they do not have the abilities needed to survive?  Note: This is not to suggest that if “good” breeders didn’t bree...
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Good and Bad Rabbit Breeders

(What is a Responsible Breeder?) First and foremost, the question which must be asked about breeding rabbits is: Can the breeding of rabbits for any reason be justified when there is such a massive over-population of rabbits, resulting in thousands being "humanely" killed (euthanized) in shelters and many more thousands meeting untimely deaths because they have been dumped outside where they do not have the abilities needed to survive? Note: Both "good" breeders and "bad" breeders contribute t...
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Choosing Your Companion Rabbit

Selection Criteria There is no rabbit who won’t make a delightful companion if you are willing to allow the rabbit to be him or herself, and not make demands that s/he behave toward you according to your concepts what s/he should be like. Patience, kindness, and spending lots of time offering yourself will bring out the delightful character of any rabbit. However, children need immediate gratification, and few adults are willing to care for an animal who takes little interest in them for month...
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Preparing For Your Rabbit

Approximate Costs When adopting a pair of rabbits from the Colorado House Rabbit Society, you can expect the following startup costs: $100 adoption fees $18 national membership fee $50 approximately, for hay, litter, pellets, papaya tablets, etc $20 for litter box, crocks, and hay rack $25--$200 for a rabbit crate or housing, depending on what you can find at yard sales, classified ads, etc., or want to make (more…)
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Life Outdoors: Cruel And High-Risk

Cruelty Because it has been traditional to keep rabbits in outside hutches, some people do it without thinking - not intending to be cruel. The facts are: Rabbits are intelligent creatures. Keeping them where they receive little mental stimulation is cruel. Rabbits are one of the world’s most social creatures. Allowing them little interaction with a live companion is cruel. Rabbits are delicate in some respects. Keeping them where multiple dangers abound is cruel. (more…)
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The Ten Commandments For Bunny Moms and Dads

My life can last ten to twelve years, with good care. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Consider this before you adopt me. I am not a dog or a cat. I behave like a rabbit. Take the time to study and learn why I behave as I do. When you understand me, your expectations will be realistic. Please provide me a clean and safe place to live, and I will trust you. In my safe place, make sure I have proper food and water to keep me healthy. Don’t just leave me in my cage. I am ver...
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