What do you need to know before adopting a rabbit?
So, before you adopt a rabbit, be sure you are prepared to feed, house and offer attention to a pet for that many years. Unlike their wild counterparts, pet rabbits live longer and healthier lives when kept inside. Outside, these prey species are exposed to dangerous wild predators, including hawks, foxes, coyotes and stray dogs.
Can a bunny be placed back up for adoption?
Reservations are a first come first serve basis. If we feel a family is not suitable or ready for a bunny, their reservation will be canceled and the bunny will be placed back up for adoption. You are welcome to come meet any available bunnies (by appointment) after and only after reservations are open.
How many bunnies are there looking for a home?
We can have between 40-60 rabbits looking for homes. Not all of our rabbits go onto our website as we have many adopters looking for matches that have been through the adoption process. Rather than waiting and looking for rabbits on our site, we encourage you to begin the adoption process so that we can start looking for a suitable match for you.
Do you need to book a flight for a bunny?
Please make sure to put which flight number and final destination the rabbit/ rabbits will be shipped to. You do not need to book the flight, you just need to confirm with Alaska Cargo that there is an available flight for your rabbit to be shipped within the parameters listed above.
Before getting a second rabbit, it’s important that the two rabbits meet on neutral ground to make sure they get along. Most shelters have an area where you can introduce the two animals. Rabbits that are housed in the same cage need to be spayed/neutered to reduce aggressive behaviour and mating.
When to get worried about your adult rabbit?
Rabbit has difficulty breathing and/or lips and tongue are bluish colored The normal respiration rate in an adult rabbit is 30 – 60/minute, but some breathe faster than this if they are hot or stressed. The time to get worried is if breathing is laboured (long hard breaths rather than rapid panting in rabbits) or grunting.
What should I do if I Hear my Bunny screaming?
If you hear your bunny screaming, you will need to seek immediate assistance from a veterinarian. An advantage to keeping a bunny as a pet is that they are excellent self groomers. Fur: They keep themselves clean by licking their fur, much like a cat does.
How to take care of a bunny as a pet?
Pet Rabbit Grooming. An advantage to keeping a bunny as a pet is that they are excellent self groomers. Fur: They keep themselves clean by licking their fur, much like a cat does. You will need to help them by brushing their fur weekly – this will keep them from ingesting too much hair.