What if i get bored of my bunny

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  1. Jul 2, 2014 #1

    kjb

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    I hear a lot of people saying they get bored of there bunnies and have to surrender them, what if this happens to me? Should I not get a bunny if i am having this doubt? I have had a few bunnies at a younger age like 6 but now that I am 15 I think it would be a good companion, I am sorta depressed & ofter because I am basically an only child & my mom works all day and I think getting a bunny would be a good experience, Advice? I have already looked at bunnies, this is the one i plan on getting, there are 2 i am debating between. Which one do you like ImageUploadedByRabbit Forum1404306552.735003.jpg ImageUploadedByRabbit Forum1404306509.076818.jpg

    Thanks!
     
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    Actually both are very cute. I Love them both and love lops, but a rabbit is a 10 year commitment. You need to realize that this is a life and you need to value it as
    much as your own life and your moms. I have 4 and I love them all and would never be bored with them. Keep us posted with your progress and if you decide to actually get a rabbit. I have a Holland Lop also and love her to death. I rescued her.

    Vanessa
     
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    You don't get bored of who you love, so if you love your bunny, you won't get bored and you won't want to give it up. That having been said: if you are fifteen and have doubts about your ability to commit to a rabbit, it may be best to wait. I say this because depending on the age and type of bunny you get, it could be your companion for the next ten years. Take this as seriously as you would getting a dog or cat.

    A lot of change happens between age 15 and 25 for most people; you're going to be in some of your hardest and most socially engaging years of high school, most likely picking up some kind of job, potentially moving away from home for college or work, possibly meeting a romantic partner, etc. Can you definitely commit to keeping your bunny and maintaining a good quality of life through all of that? Will you still set aside time for it every day? Will you make the effort to find pet-friendly housing? Can you put your foot down with your potential partner about the rabbit staying part of the family no matter what? I delayed moving out of my parents' to ensure I could find pet-friendly housing so every last one, down to the fish, could make the move with me. Is your family going to be tolerant of potentially waiting to move out until you have the financial stability to take the rabbit along with you? These are all important considerations.

    I'm not saying you shouldn't get a rabbit, I'm just saying you need to think of the answers to all of these questions before you do. Behind dogs and cats, rabbits are the most surrendered and most euthanized species in shelters. It is NOT easy to find a reputable home or rescue to take your bunny if things shouldn't work out, and it isn't right to put them in a non-ideal situation if a good option can't be found.
     
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    I think that if you give an animal a nurturing and stimulating environment where you have the time to spend with them, you will see how wonderful they are. A happy, well loved animal has the chance to show us their personality and when that is able to happen, I don't think a person could get bored of a rabbit. I think my bunny is the most interesting and fascinating animal I have ever had!

    If you have a lot of time to dedicate to a pet, I think it's a great thing. If you don't, it will just become a chore for you that you come to regret later and then the animal suffers from that.
     
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    It's a big commitment to say you want to care (and pay!) for a living thing for the next ten years when you don't know what you'll be doing yourself. If you aren't sure, you could try some volunteering with animals instead or even foster rabbits for a rescue. That way you get a lot of the fun parts eg cuddles, but you don't have to make such a long term commitment.
     
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    Absolutely be sure you're ready for one. I'm 16, and I got my bun Moo when I was about 15 and a 1/2. So I've had him for almost six months. I've grown to love him to death, and I always make time for him, and he's got plenty of my friends who love him and watch him if I go camping or something. I make time for him every day, even with a job and high school (though it's summer right now). But I've had to buy everything for him (including him), plus paying friends to watch him when I'm gone for a couple of days. Be sure if you're a traveler, you've got a bunny-sitter who the bunny can get close too. (Friend or family member who's around it a lot as well as knows how you care for if is a big thing to have.) 15 or not, if you're the kind of person who loves and loves deeply when you do, you shouldn't have a problem with "getting bored" with your bun. You grow with your bun, and they develop such a unique personality that you'll (most likely) form a bond that is almost as deep as mother and child. It's almost crazy. Moo is like my baby, even if I'm only 16, and I couldn't imagine life without him. Make sure you're responsible enough and can afford your bun (this includes: time, money, loves). Having a bun is close to having a child in that they're stubborn, adorable, passionate, your responsibility, and can rap you around their little finger (paw). Good luck with your decision!
     
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    I'm 36, barely. I got my buns nearly a year ago. I did not go to get my bun (who turned into two; the whole story is longish) until I had put in a ton of thought. I needed to consider everything everyone else here stated as well as my likely (now impending) divorce. I made my decision and love my boys immensely. They give me love too. They are a great help when I am feeling down as well. At the end of the month, I will be moving into my own apartment. I had to ask every potential apartment if bunnies were ok. It turns out that every place I looked not only said yes, but that they don't count them as pets with regard to pet rent and deposit since they are caged. I think I looked at each person funny before saying "ok." Sure, they are caged when I'm not home and when I sleep, but they will be out the rest of the time. Ultimately, I decided on a place with laminate floors. This way, they won't destroy the carpet. I will get a bunch of rugs instead. If they chew those, I won't mind. You also need to think of your electronics, books, cds, dvds, stuffed animals, furniture, and anything else they might chew on. Phone and computer chargers are a favorite snack for many buns. I've had to replace several. We have holes in our current carpet. Luckily, we have lived here long enough that they are not going to charge for any carpet damage because they'll replace it anyway. Oh, as for the time commitment, it includes time to let them exercise. They need at least a few hours every day, more is better. If you can't be home to let them out, and no one else can either, that is something you really need to consider before getting a rabbit.
     
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    The one in the first pic is the cutest I think
     
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    If your thinking that you might get bored of bunny before you even get one then it's ppb not a good idea to get one because buns can live 10 plus years and they deserve and require devotion and love daily so you can't get bored of bun
     
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    the second one is super cute :)
     
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    If your not sure where you will be in 10 years I would say get a rat. They are great little pets and just as loving and trainable and a 2-4 year commitment (sometimes less sometimes more depending if you get a pet shop one or a quality breeder one) they are also less delicate the rabbits and a really good way to start yourself off I think (that's how I started) males will tend to recline with you on the couch in front of a good movie where as females tend to be more active and playful. I think they are a lot like rabbits and just as cute.
    Just a thought tho, might be a better option ImageUploadedByRabbit Forum1404445018.320342.jpg
     
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    The second one is ADORABLE!
     
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    I love the second one too. And btw I think addressing your feelings on this is a very responsible thing to do. I had gotten two bunnies when I was about 16. I loved them. My dad died 4 years later and my world was turned upside down. My mom lived somewhere else and we lived with my dad. I re homed my buns to loving families while my world crumbled around me and it still makes me sad that I didn't keep them. Being young, so many life changing things can happen. I waited 10 years to get another bunny, I'm 30 and just picked up an 8 week old lop.

    Life is hard to plan for as it's always changing. Just remember that they are a living being that will bond to you and they are a priority. Good luck!
     
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