Rabbit Thymes

Rabbit Thymes
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In an effort to make bunnies as famous as cats online, MCRS is having a voting contest on our new website. Meet the contestants.


Through October 6th, people who love rabbits or who are suffering from cat video fatigue can visit our website to vote on the rabbit they would like to see lead the charge versus Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, Maru and their army of feline friends. Each bunny candidate has a profile on the site that includes their personality traits, cat rival, least favorite cat video, and why they should win.


Help get the word out about what great companions rabbits are and share with your friends on facebook!


Support MCRS' Education and Adoption efforts by purchasing a bunny-themed t-shirt. All proceeds go to helping rabbits find their forever homes. Buy yours now.

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hare care

What to Consider before Getting a Pet Rabbit

It's no secret to a lot of us that rabbits make wonderful pets, but if you've never had a rabbit before and you are thinking about getting one knowing more about them as pets and what to expect is important. Each month we will be sharing a video that features Actress Amy Sedaris, who is a loving mom to her own pet bunny, and rabbit expert Mary E. Cotter, Ed.D., LVT from the House Rabbit Society. These great short videos will answer all your questions about how to take care of a pet rabbit. It's not always easy, but it's worth the work.

Learn what you should take into consideration before getting a pet rabbit.


Halloween Safety Tips

With all the extra activity and decorations that holidays can bring, it is important to think about keeping your rabbit safe and out of trouble. Here are some ideas from the House Rabbit Society for helping your bunny have a happy Halloween.

  • Keep decorations out of bunny's reach. Many Halloween decorations have strings or webbing to make them look extra scary, but they can be dangerous if your bunny decides to eat them. Keep all wires and cords from electric lights out of reach.
  • Keep burning candles out of a bunny's reach. Burning candles and candles in jack-o-lanterns can be dangerous especially if a rabbit is hopping around in the house.
  • All that doorbell ringing may be stressful for your rabbit. Try to offer them a quiet area if the doorbell bothers them.

View all of the safety tips on the House Rabbit Society's blog.

Bunny Themed Pumpkin Carvings!

pumpkinHalloween doesn't have to be all about scary monsters, costumes, tricks, and treats! Try out your artistic hand with a bunny themed Jack-o-lattern! We would love to see your work and your creativity. Email a photo of your completed master peice to mcrsnews@gmail.com for a chance for your pumpkin to be featured in the next Rabbit Thymes!

Looking for more rabbit themed pumpkin carving ideas? Try one of these!

Rabbit head pumpkin from My House Rabbit.
"Scary" Lop pumpkin from the The House Rabbit Website.pumpkin
Woodland rabbit stencil from Better Homes and Gardens.pumpkin  Rabbit head stencil from smallanimalchannel.com.pumpkin

Rescue at the State Fair

Flowerby Julie Doneux dit Brialmont

The Minnesota State Fair. A family tradition for many of us. Lou makes fun of me because I wait 364 days (and not very patiently) for my one day a year at the Fair. We have our traditions at the Fair just like everyone else: we start out at the barns, work our way over to the DNR building, up through Machinery Hill, over to the Energy building, down through the Horticulture building, and eventually end up at the International Bazaar.

This year our Tour de Fair wound up getting a wee bit abbreviated, not due to new distractions, not due to the new coconut macaroon vendor Lou found, not even due to the oppressive heat, which was a first for us. This year, some good old fashioned MCRS know-how wound up rescuing a tiny little bunny in need.

Always on the clock. Always vigilant. That pretty much describes any of us.

Read the entire story here.

hoppy endings and intakes

Ten bunnies found their forever home last month: Fiona & Cici, Roger, Peanut, Weeble, Button, Dusk, Iggy, Poppy, and Jackie.

Our newcomers this month are: Frankie & Gilbert, Flora, Opie, Bernie, Sable, and Buttercup.

See all of our adoptable rabbits on Petfinder.com.

open volunteer positions

Education Volunteers Needed

MCRS is looking for volunteers to join the Education team to answer emails and voicemails from people with questions about their rabbits, adopting a rabbit, surrendering a rabbit, volunteering for MCRS, as well as directions to Hoppy Hours and Supply Sales.

Providing this service is a key part of MCRS's mission to educate the public on rabbit care and behavior.

Please contact MCRS at info@mncompanionrabbit.org if you are able to help. Thank you!

Volunteers are not just important to MCRS, they literally are MCRS. Volunteers do everything that needs to be done within the organization from picking up the mail to caring for homeless rabbits to keeping financial records to scooping litter boxes.

Interested in Volunteering? See all of our available volunteer positions on our website.

All media, please contact Shelley Chirhart, MCRS Public Relations & Marketing Manager at info@mncompanionrabbit.org or 651-768-9755.

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Special events
•Oct 4 Adoption Event in SSP
•Oct 5 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Oct 8 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Oct 10 HH in Uptown
•Oct 12 HH in Golden Valley
•Oct 13 Bunny Basics in Golden Valley
•Oct 15 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Oct 18 Adoption Event in SSP
•Oct 19 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Oct 22 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Oct 24 HH in Uptown
•Oct 26 HH in Golden Valley
•Oct 29 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Nov 1 Adoption Event in SSP
•Nov 2 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Nov 5 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Nov 6 Bunny Basics in Woodbury

see our website for the full calendar and additional information.



items needed

small plastic bins for recycling program
copy paper
Paper towels for Hoppy Hour

*Any items you wish to donate can be dropped off at any MCRS event. Donations to MCRS are tax deductible.

THANK YOU to those of you who have donated items already!


  supply sales

Did you know that in addition to hay and pellets we have a lot of other great items for sale?


timothy tunnel

Hay and pellets are sold by the pound so bring a container. if you are in need of any of these, stop by during Hoppy Hour and stock up for your bunny!

To purchase supplies from our South Saint Paul location, check our events calendar for the next supply sale!


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Fun facts! Did you know...?

Rabbits are affectionate social animals that enjoy the compant of other rabbits. They will perform allogrooming where two individuals will simultaneously groom each other.