5 Reasons to Bring a Bunny into Your Life
By John Woods
Thu, Jan 06, 2022 at 10:08AM

5 Reasons to Bring a Bunny into Your Life

Being a pet parent can be demanding, which is why choosing a pet is important.  What about a bunny? Bunnies can be potty trained. They are quiet, they can live in a space just for them. If you don’t have the time to walk a pet or groom them or invest as much as a cat or dog needs, a bunny is an excellent choice! A simple grooming session now and then is all your new pet will need. You can even consider becoming a foster parent to a rabbit!  


  1. Bunnies are Extremely Quiet.

If you live in an apartment building or have neighbors nearby, animal sounds can be a major source of anxiety. When compared to other animals, rabbits don't make much of a fuss. If you're a light sleeper and your rabbit decides to be a night owl, the fact that bunnies are so nocturnal is also a benefit. Adopting a rabbit will not disturb your neighbors at all!


  1. Rabbits have Personality.

Rabbits have distinct personalities that many people have never experienced firsthand. In some ways, these animals are endearing. Before bringing a bunny home, spend some time getting to know him so you're sure he's a good fit. Rabbits, like other pets, can be rambunctious or reserved. You can play with them with different props for engagement. You can also ask for help from your nearest pet-assisted therapy programs as to how to engage with your bunny and keep them healthy.  


  1. Rabbits Form Strong Bonds with Their Owners.

Any bunny owner worth their salt will tell you that, like dogs and cats, rabbits develop strong bonds with the people they spend the majority of their time with. Because they can tell their owners' voices and faces apart, they'll come when called. It is not uncommon for bunnies to follow their owners around the house, jumping up on their laps whenever they hear their owners calling them. If you have to travel out-of-town, you can even consider a recognized boarding facility for your pet to ensure that all of its needs are taken care of in your absence.


  1. Rabbits Require Less Space than Other Types of Pets.

There are many advantages to owning a rabbit as your pet, especially if you have a small home or apartment and are looking for a cuddly pet that doesn't need to be walked. In order to keep a rabbit in a rabbit hutch, the rabbit must be allowed to run around in a bunny-safe room or house for a few hours each day. With enough room for a litter pan and hay and pellet feeding station, the area should be large enough for them to stretch out in. Some rabbits prefer to scurry around in an upside-down container.


  1. Rabbits are Simple to Train.

In addition to using a litter box, bunnies can be trained to perform tricks and navigate obstacle courses. You can find some gently used pet supplies for your bunny for activities. Rabbit owners can use positive reinforcement training principles to teach their pets new behaviors by rewarding them with special treats every time they do something they want them to learn. Treats that can only be obtained during training are the best way to keep them engaged in the process. For a few minutes a day, rabbits can become proficient at a variety of tasks, including jumping through hoops, retrieving objects, and running through mazes. Many rabbit owners have no idea that the same methods used to train dogs can also be used to train their clever bunnies!

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