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February is Adopt a Rescue Rabbit Month!

Do you love rabbits? Then you might want to participate in National Adopt a Rescue Rabbit Month this February!

Of course, before you run out to adopt an adorable bunny we thought it was important to give you a little bit of education about these wonderful pets. Much as we’d love to see every adoptable animal re-homed tomorrow we also want every adoption to be successful. That means arming you with the information that you need to make the right decision about your adoption.

How long do rabbits live?

Rabbits are a long-term commitment. They live 8-10 years. If you adopt one you should plan to make him or her a part of your life for the bunny’s entire life span.

Are rabbits low maintenance animals?

Not really. They take as much work as a cat does. Happy rabbits are not kept in cages 24/7!

However, rabbits can be litter trained, just like a cat.

What are some pitfalls of owning rabbits?

They love to chew, chew, chew! Unless you want them to take out every electric cord in the house you’re going to want to provide them with plenty of toys.

Can I keep rabbits outside?

Like cats, rabbits make better indoor pets.

Do rabbits make good pets for children?

Children love them, but don’t take one on unless you, the parent, are already anticipating acting as the primary caregiver.

Do rabbits get along with each other?

If you already have a rabbit then it’s not a bad idea to get a second rabbit to bond with the first. Learn more about the pitfalls and advantages of introducing a second rabbit here.


Like most other animals, there are millions of rabbits who are desperately waiting for their forever homes. If a rabbit seems right for you then contact your local rescue center today so you can start the adoption process!

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