house rabbits

As Easter approaches, pet stores increase their supply of cute lil “Easter Bunnies”. Unfortunately, most people who impulse buy these precious babies don’t realize they live 10-15 years with proper care and require much more maintenance than people realize. As a result, people “release” these buns in parks, forests, etc., not realizing that domestic rabbits do not possess the necessary survival skills that their wild cousins do. 

Please spread the word. These are not “Easter Bunnies”, they are 10+ years of commitment and love! 

A living space that’s too small can affect your rabbit’s health - causing spine problems, sore hocks, muscle wastage and obesity.

A hutch should only be a shelter and not the only living space. It should be attached to a secure run of at least 8’ x 4’.

http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/ahutchisnotenough.htm

Please bear in mind that these recommendations are all minimums - and like many things in life, bigger is better!