Rabbit Thymes

Rabbit Thymes
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Most Popular Bunny Names

Have you ever wondered whether you picked a common name for your bunny, or something way out there? Burgess posted the top ten bunny names according to Bunspace's members.

Hitting the top ten:


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Are Rabbits Good Pets for Children?

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 Apry E. Cotter, Ed.D., LVT from the House Rabbit Society.

In this Month's video, learn if rabbits are good pets for children.


What's a Rabbit Really Like?

Many people are surprised and disappointed to find that rabbits rarely conform to the cute-n-cuddly stereotype in children's stories. Baby bunnies (and many young adult rabbits) are too busy dashing madly about, squeezing behind furniture, and chewing baseboards and rugs to be held. Also, rabbits are physically delicate animals, which mean they can be hurt by children picking them up. Because rabbits feel frightened when people pick them up, they kick and struggle which means children can also get hurt.

Many rabbits enjoy being with people but your family must have patience, understanding, and an acceptance of individual differences to earn their trust. In order for a family and a rabbit to get to know each other (and for the rabbit's best health), the rabbit needs to be an indoor pet with as much out-of-cage time with the family as possible. As the adult, try to reconcile yourself to the fact that a rabbit is an adult's responsibility.

What are some factors that you should consider before bringing a pet rabbit into your household?

• Amount of Time & Patience You Have to Devote.
• Your Child's Personality
• Number of Children & Ages
• Money
• Space

Read more about children and rabbits at the House Rabbit Society.

in remembrance


JeremyJeremy was my first bunny as an adult and I couldn't have asked for a sweeter soul. He got along so well with all of my dogs and my cats. I still can't believe he's gone. I adopted him from MCRS in 2010 which made him seven.

Jeremy's favorite things:
– Cuddling with his sister Helen and brother Frosty. Herbs like cilantro and dill. Bananas and kale.
– He loved being held on his back and having his nose rubbed.

A donation has been made to MCRS in memory of Jeremy.

hoppy endings and intakes

Eight bunnies found their forever home last month: Nico, Isabella, Spencer, Mathias, Barbie, Louise, Sagar, and Gilbert.

Our newcomers this month are: Cindy, Peter, Daffodil, and Kirby & Rae.
See all of our adoptable rabbits on Petfinder.com.

open volunteer positions

Rabbit Socializer

We're looking for a few more volunteer Rabbit Socializers in the Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Minnetonka, and Roseville Petco stores. Volunteers visit adoptable rabbits in Petco at least one hour at a time on a regular schedule, preferably once a week for a minimum of six months. Our volunteers provide exercise opportunity, socialize with the rabbit, monitor disposition and basic health signs. For liability reasons all of our Petco volunteers must be age 18 or older.

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

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 & Aprketing Manager at info@mncompanionrabbit.org or 651-768-9755.

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Special events
•Apr 8 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Apr 10 HH in Uptown
•Apr 12 HH in Golden Valley
•Apr 13 Bunny Basics in Golden Valley
•Apr 15 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Apr 18 Adoption Event in SSP
•Apr 19 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Apr 22 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Apr 24 HH in Uptown
•Apr 26 HH in Golden Valley
•Apr 29 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•May 2 Adoption Event in SSP
•May 3 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•May 6 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•May 7 Bunny Basics in Woodbury
•May 8 HH in Uptown

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

Cottontail Cottages or Hopper Hideaway: Looking for something new for your rabbit to play in? This may be the answer. These cardboard houses offer them something to explore and to chew on. They are easy to assemble, and last for a fairly long time.

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


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