Rabbit Thymes

Rabbit Thymes
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February is Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month!

A lot of us already know what great pets rabbits are, but did you know.....?

  • Rabbits can be litterbox trained.
  • They can live to be 8-12 years old, or more.
  • Rabbits are inquisitive, sociable animals.
  • They make wonderful indoor companions.
  • Rabbits can purr when contented.
  • Like cats and dogs, rabbits need to be spayed or neutered to improve health and behavior.
  • Most rabbits do not like to be held. They prefer to sit beside you.
  • Rabbits like to play with toys.
  • Rabbits need to be protected from predators, poisons, temperature extremes, electrical cords, and rough handling.

Rabbit Care:
Rabbits are generally fairly easy to care for. They require fresh hay to eat at all times and timothy or orchard grass hay pellets daily. A rabbit's diet must include leafy green vegetables, such as romaine lettuce, parsley, cilantro and dandelion leaves. Fresh water must always be available in bottles or dishes.

Housing is also simple. Rabbits like enough room to move around but don't need lots of open space. Give a rabbit an hour or two of exercise daily outside the cage so that he can stretch his legs and use up some energy. In addition to the food bowls, allow adequate room for toys, a litter box and a box for hiding.

Playtime is essential for rabbits and they have been observed in the wild chasing and jumping over each other, running in circles and rolling around in the grass and domestic bunnies enjoy the same type of fun. A jingle bell enclosed in a small twine ball will give a rabbit hours of play until he chews it to pieces. A rabbit will toss a paper plate in his mouth and bat at a bird toy hung on the side of his cage. It can be very rewarding and help establish the bond between the rabbit and his owner.

Have you been thinking about adopting a rabbit and want to learn more?

Come to one of our Bunny Basics Classes. It's the perfect event for you and your family to learn more about house rabbits. These classes are free of charge and present an overview of rabbit behavior and care that is great for families who are considering a companion rabbit and for first time rabbit owners. View out our website calendar of events for the date of our next Bunny Basics Class in your area.

See all of our adoptable rabbits on Petfinder.com.

Why Are So Many Rabbits in Shelters?

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.

In this Month's video, learn why there are so many rabbits in shelters.


We'd like to say thank you to a couple of of dedicated volunteers: Emily, Jeni, and Deb for making some adorable fleece tie blankets for our Petco buns. They will also be able take with them to their new home when they are adopted. We'd also like to give a special thank you to Deb's cat for overseeing the process and making sure every tie was tied!

hoppy endings and intakes

Seven bunnies found their forever home last month: Soluna, Greyson, Lorenzo, Katie, Brylee, Lacey, and Flora.

Our newcomers this month are: Intake: Rudy, Louise, Nicodemus, Isabella, Mathais, Alvin, Allison, Sid, Stephan, Spencer, Sagar, Indy, Cocoa Bean, Taleulah, Chip, and Kiki.

See all of our adoptable rabbits on Petfinder.com.

open volunteer positions

Email/Voice Mail Volunteer

MCRS is passionate about educating the public on companion-rabbit behavior and proper care. To help us achieve our mission we have a small team of education volunteers that answer e-mail and voicemail inquiries, teach classes and help out at public events. We currently need more education volunteers to join our team, especially for responding to e-mail/voicemail inquiries. You don't have to be a rabbit expert to help out, we can teach you!

If you can help out with either opportunity please let us know! Please e-mail Info@MNCompanionRabbit.Org and we'll be in touch. Please let us know which opportunity you are interested in helping with as well as what interests you about the job.

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
•Feb 5 Bunny Basics in Woodbury
•Feb 7 Adoption Event in SSP
•Feb 8 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Feb 9 HH in Golden Valley
•Feb 11 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Feb 13 HH in Uptown
•Feb 15 HH in Golden Valley
•Feb 18 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Feb 21 Adoption Event in SSP
•Feb 22 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Feb 25 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Feb 27 HH in Uptown
•Mar 1 HH in Golden Valley
•Mar 4 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Mar 5 Bunny Basics in Woodbury
•Mar 7 Adoption Event in SSP
•Mar 8 HH & Supply Sales in SSP

see our website for the full calendar and additional information.


  supply sales

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


simple rewards

There will be a price increase for pellets and hay in the New Year. Pellets will be $1.72 per pound, or $36.00 a bag and hay will be $1.91 per pound, or $70.00 a box.

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