For the last several years, right before Easter, I start to see posts on social media regarding getting a pet rabbit for a child. Starting about a month or two later, we start to see posts about needing to find a new home for the bunny. The reasons for rehoming the rabbit are usually due to chewing on wires/cords, nibbling/biting/scratching, the pet being higher maintenance than expected or the child not being responsible for care of pet. Unfortunately, most rabbits that have been bought as an Easter present, never see their second birthday. I’m hoping that this article will help people make an informed decision on whether or not a pet rabbit is the right pet for them.
For the sake of all the rabbits returned last year and the years previous, adopt, don’t shop. If in the central Ohio area, Columbus House Rabbit Society and Ohio House Rabbit Rescue, are two places you can start your search and to get a ton more of education and information.
Luckily, Gahanna Animal Hospital is blessed to have a couple doctors that sees and cares for rabbits. When it comes time to have them spayed or neutered, G.A.H. Doctor, Nancy Rich, is our doctor of choice. And if you do choose to get a bunny and choose us to do the spaying or neutering, unlike with most animals, we ask that you continue feeding as normal and that you bring food with them. Food makes everyone happy and happy bunnies are good bunnies!!!