Is a rabbit right for me?

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lilac

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Hiii! It totally depends on the breeder If you want a really affectionate rabbit go to a good breeder. Heres an example of one.
I got my bunny from a rescue, (he was bred for meat but then the place ended up closing so they gave rabbits away for free, then the rescue picked up a bunch) He can be sweet at times, but is definitely not a cuddle bun. If you watch that breeders youtube videos you can see that she is a very good and ethical breeder. I know it might be controversial to like breeders but she free roams her rabbits (yes all of them) and she spends a lot of time with them. She gives them tons of toys and they are treated like pets. They even have a bunny garden! So yes breeders can be good.
If the rescue doesn't work out I will probably consider that breeder though :)
 

Orrin

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You have gotten some great advice. We rescued from a shelter (the ones in the avatar) and it is the best thing that ever happened to us. However...

Be prepared for some emotional ups and downs. One of the does we got gave birth to a litter of nine, even though we were told she was spayed. We kept three and one of them has had bouts of bloat and stasis. Big downers, worrying if she would pull through. (Lesson 1: avoid anything that will stress a rabbit for any length of time. Lesson 2: read everything you can about rabbits. Here is a good place to start: https://rabbit.org/ )

If a rabbit has health issues it can put you on an emotional (and financial) roller coaster. That said, bringing rabbits into our home was the best thing we ever did. Our life has been a very interesting and rewarding adventure ever since. :)
 
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