Rabbit Thymes

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February is Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month!

New YearFebruary is Adopt-A-Rescued Rabbit Month, and, in honor of it, here are some reasons rescued rabbits make great pets:

1. Rabbits are the perfect pets for those who may not have time for daily walks, but still seek the social quality of a dog-like companion. And, like cats, rabbits can be litter box trained very easily. Best of both worlds!

2. Many people who are allergic to dogs and cats are not allergic to rabbits. Rabbits are uniquely talented comedians. Binkies (little hop-spins and kicks they do when they're happy), bunny flops (flopping over and playing dead) and bunny 500s (think the Indy 500, but with bunnies) are just some of the quirky and amusing habits of the house bunny.

3. Rabbit schedules match up with people schedules. Our furry friends are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk, which corresponds well with the times most of us are starting our day or getting home from work and ready for some couch snuggling or binky watching.

4. Rabbits help you get healthy. As herbivores, rabbits mesh well with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Generally speaking, though, having a pet who encourages you to stock your fridge with fruits and vegetables is good for everybody — vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

5. Rabbits make great pets for city dwellers. They happily stay in large cages or puppy pens during the day when you're gone and love to come out to romp around in rabbit-proofed rooms when you're home.

6. Rabbits have long lifespans compared to other small animals. They can live 10-12 years if provided with a proper diet and care.

7. Rabbits are great listeners (just look at those ears!). They also make excellent snugglers with their extra-soft fur and loving nature. What more could you ask for from a friend?

8. Rabbits need homes too. Perhaps one of the best reasons to adopt a bunny is that there are so many waiting for forever homes. In fact, after dogs and cats, rabbits are the third most abundant adoptable pet listed for adoption on Petfinder.

See all of our adoptable rabbits on Petfinder.com.

By Mary Lempert, founder and manager of The Rabbit Advocate

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Which Rabbit Breed is Best?

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 how the which rabbit breed is the best.


What kind of rabbit are you?

From fiesty Dwarfs to laid back Flemish Giants, find out which is your spirit rabbt with this quiz from Napoleonbunnyparte.com.


5 Things Rabbit Owners Say

Any of these look familiar to you? Check out five things rabbit owners say from Napoleonbunnyparte.com.

1. "No! Do no chew that cord.
2. *Joints straining holding camera for 6 minutes* "Quiet. Fluffy is about to yawn."

3. "Is that a poop stuck to my sock?"

4. "Why is there hay in my shirt?"

5. "Can you run out and get some carrot tops?"

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Seven bunnies found their forever home last month: Ava, Bella, Juliet, Blizzard, Gilmore, Red, and Rico.

Our newcomers last month are: Teddy, Zed, Celeste, Norman, Nibs, Snow White, Mathias, Boo, and Mulan.

See all of our adoptable rabbits on Petfinder.com.

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Foster Homes

The foster program is an essential part of our mission. Without our dedicated foster families we wouldn't be able to help the many rabbits we do each year. Providing a foster home for one of these rabbits can be a very rewarding experience and literally saves a life!

MCRS will supply all the equipment you will need - cage, litterbox, litter, food & hay. MCRS also covers any medical expenses for foster rabbits. Your only out-of-pocket expense is for the fresh greens & veggies you feed your foster rabbit - and even that is a tax-deductible donation!

All you need is:
•a space in your home for a cage & some play space for the rabbit.
•an hour or so daily to provide socialization and care.
•a willingness to learn about the proper care of rabbits.
•convenient access to email is strongly preferred.
•ability to transport rabbit to periodic adoption events is preferred, but not required.

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.

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Special events
•Feb 8 Bunny Basics in Golden Valley
•Feb 10 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Feb 12 HH in Uptown
•Feb 14 HH in Golden Valley
•Feb 17 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Feb 20 Adoption Event in SSP
•Feb 21 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Feb 24 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Feb 26 HH in Uptown
•Feb 28 HH in Golden Valley
•Mar 2 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Mar 3 Bunny Basics in Woodbury
•Mar 5 Adoption Event in SSP
•Mar 6 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Mar 9 HH & Supply Sales in SSP

see our website for the full calendar and additional information.


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


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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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