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BunnyHunny17

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So I have a dilemma.
My Fiancé and I are moving out in August to our own apartment (if we get the offer, which we've been told by multiple people in charge of housing there that we are very likely to be offered an apartment.)
We both have really bad anxiety and depression and need an emotional support animal; as such we decided a human snuggly bunny would be a good choice for us.
I decided to look at the Rescuing Ruby adoption site just out of curiosity (bad idea I know) and found a posting for the sweetest little black and white Dutch named Flower. This is her bio on the page:
Flower is being re-homed because her family wants to make sure she gets the attention she deserves, as they do not have time and are traveling more often. She has been a house bunny and is very reliable with her litter box. She has been around cats and dogs and does fine with them. The owner is asking for a $30 re-homing fee, but will waive the fee if a family is found who is willing to get her spayed. Flower will need a large area for exercise and if she is in a cage, she should be let out at least 4 hours of free run to keep her happy. Her owners say that she is an ideal pet for someone with anxiety or needs a companion pet because she constantly seeks human attention.
She sounds absolutely perfect for us (we'd spay her of course). However we currently live with my parents and three dogs. The listing says she does well with dogs, and they'd be in separate rooms, but I'm worried it would be unfair to the bunny to take her in while we're stuck in limbo.
We absolutely would LOVE to have her, especially because it seems somewhat rare to find a very cuddly bunny (I'm very much a touchy person, I need physical contact for comfort). But we live in a pretty crowded house and we're still in limbo with the apartment. I don't know if I should let her go or if I should fight and make sure we make things comfortable and happy for her while we're at my parents.
Any input? Sorry for the long post.
 

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I think it would best for you to meet the bunny before deciding if it will fit you. Don’t know how honest the bio might be and how the bunny would react.

If the bunny will be a bunny that loves cuddles and have no problem being handled. My bunnies don’t have trouble being handled and I can pick them up whenever I want but how long they can stay is really different.

One can stay cuddled for hours while the other one only can handle a few minutes.

Often bunnies don’t like being picked up and aren’t the most touchy and cuddly bunny. It will all come down to the personality of the bunny.

Spaying can also cost a lot and the stress the first days when the bunnies don’t want to eat can be scary. It can also cost quite a lot of paying for a good spay, so it would be better you have bunnies dates trying to find a bunny that fit you and optimal would be it was already spay. So you will 100% know the personality and don’t need to handle a moody bunny for 2 months after the spay.
 

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I guess it depends on your parents, if they are absolutely against the idea then perhaps wait until they change their mind or if possible you can reserve her and take her in when in your new home. That way the bun won't have the stress of moving homes.

You could try convincing your parents and talking to them about it only if you feel that the bun will have a good space in their home, and if you feel a connection with your bun and you can give her a nice life then go for it! You and the bun will be happy which is a winwin situation on both ends :)

Although buns personalities may change as they have been spayed, and the bun may be anxious for the first couple of months and may take some time for her to warm up to you. Also after the spay she may be a bit moody and lungey so be prepared for that! Like Hermelin said above try to meet her and she if you think she'll be a good match.

Let us know what happens <3
 

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Wait until you're settled. Not fair on the bunny to bring her into a crowded house with dogs and then have the stress of moving and the spay. You could meet this bunny and possibly reserve her and offer to pay for her spay.
 

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I guess it depends on your parents, if they are absolutely against the idea then perhaps wait until they change their mind or if possible you can reserve her and take her in when in your new home. That way the bun won't have the stress of moving homes.

You could try convincing your parents and talking to them about it only if you feel that the bun will have a good space in their home, and if you feel a connection with your bun and you can give her a nice life then go for it! You and the bun will be happy which is a winwin situation on both ends :)

Although buns personalities may change as they have been spayed, and the bun may be anxious for the first couple of months and may take some time for her to warm up to you. Also after the spay she may be a bit moody and lungey so be prepared for that! Like Hermelin said above try to meet her and she if you think she'll be a good match.

Let us know what happens <3
We're bringing her home!! We've got a great setup and plenty of room for her <3
She's a super sweet bunny, a little shy but that's to be expected right now. We've got her spay appointment set next month so she'll have time to settle into her new home.IMG_20200712_162254_9.jpg
 

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We're bringing her home!! We've got a great setup and plenty of room for her <3
She's a super sweet bunny, a little shy but that's to be expected right now. We've got her spay appointment set next month so she'll have time to settle into her new home.View attachment 49314
That's great! And she looks very cute as well! :)
 

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