Wed 19 Mar 2014
We have another great post from guest blogger Randi, this one on the importance of finding a bun (or buns) who is the right fit for you/your home/family.
One of the most important things that you can ever do is pick out a house rabbit (or they pick you). Not only do you have to think about what level of maintenance you can handle and have time for, but also the fact that the rabbit(s) that you pick are the ones that will stick with you for 5-14 years. I remember how difficult it was for me, because I was deciding between three different bonded pairs and I was terrified of making the wrong decision.
Here is some advice that I think you should keep in mind, because it definitely helped me to make the right choice. The main thing that I remembered was to look for personality and my connection to the rabbits rather than the breed I wanted, or how cute certain ones were. I have heard a very inspiring story on the Howcast YouTube Channel as well, where a lady went into a rescue and was only interested in adopting a holland lop. She picked out one that she liked and was in the middle of signing the adoption papers, meanwhile another bunny of a different breed was jumping up against the side of the cage trying to get her attention because he/she knew that they wanted to go home with her. The lady ended up going over and spending some time with that rabbit, and that was the one she ended up taking home, so stay open minded.
When I was trying to decide what buns to adopt, I was between Ron and Hermione, Citris and Ellie, and Mira and Arthur. Ron and Hermione were the ones that I had wanted pretty much from the beginning, but when I got to the foster home, after spending some time with them, I could tell that I just did not have a connection with them. Citrus and Ellie did not play that much, which when you think about it, made my decision a little easier. In the end, I knew that Mira and Arthur were the buns that I was meant to have because they were all over me the whole time, and I knew that I would be the happiest with them.
Now that you know what to look for when adopting a house rabbit, your life might be made a little bit easier if you think of these important tips.