MCRS is helping out Georgia HRS with a 200 rabbit confiscation. We will be taking in some rabbits and need some supplies to accomodate the increase in bunnies.
Here are some items that we will be in need of:
- Paper towels
- Used bath towels (no holes please)
- Used flat sheets
- Used baby blankets
- Fleece cut in Yard lengths (fabric store clearance!)
All donations can be dropped off at any one of our Hoppy Hours or Adoption Events at our South Saint Paul location. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions to the SSP location.
Should I Get a Friend for My 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 Augy E. Cotter, Ed.D., LVT from the House Rabbit Society.
In this Month's video, learn if you should get a friend for your pet rabbit.
Rabbits are very gregarious, living in large communities in the wild and have a complex social hierarchy. Companionship for a rabbit is vital to its wellbeing and this can be provided either by us, another rabbit or, best of all, both.
HRS Colorado Chapter Manager Nancy LaRoche writes, "Pairs are much easier to care for, get into far less trouble, are happier, and tend to relate better to people. Boredom leads to bunny-in-trouble, and pairs don't get nearly as bored because they are so busy relating to each other."
Boredom and depression are common symptoms of loneliness in rabbits. These are accompanied by destructiveness and hyperactivity in some rabbits (generally the smaller breeds), withdrawal in others. (Note: Call your veterinarian if your rabbit shows any sudden changes in behavior, as these may also be signs of physical illness.) Rabbits, unlike some other animals, will stay bonded to their human even when you get them rabbit friends of their own. Just think, now instead of one rabbit adoring you, you will have two or three!
Article Sources: Bunnyhugga.com, Bunnybunch.org, and House Rabbit Society.
Need more information on bonding check out our Bunny Bonding Basics.
MCRS will often have many rabbits that are already bonded. Rabbits like to live in groups, so you could consider getting two or more that have been living together, as they are already bonded (re: no hard work on your end!).
Check out our featured pair Tilly and Willy!