Rabbit Thymes

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Easter and Rabbits Do Not Mix

With Easter so close it's important to realize that rabbits do not make good "starter" pets for children. This common misunderstanding of rabbits as easy pets leads to many impulse purchases of bunnies during Easter time followed by the surrender of many bunnies to animal shelters shortly after Easter.

Bunnies are adorable and fantastic companions...but do your research before bringing one into your family In case you were thinking of getting a bunny, here are a few things to think about because rabbits aren't temporary pets.

Read more from the Rabbit House Society on everything you should know before you consider bringing home a bunny.

Check out this Rabbit Care Guide from Oxbow Animal Health to teach you everything you need to know about keeping your pet rabbit healthy and happy.

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7 Ways Rabbits are Eco-Friendly Pets

HealthThis Earth Day (April 22) be confident in knowing that in owning a pet rabbit you are contributing to the environment in a positive way!

There are many benefits to owning a pet rabbit, but one thing many people may not realize is that rabbits are ecologically-friendly pets. Here are seven ways that pet rabbits help contribute to a healthy environment.

1. You can grow a lot of their food yourself in a backyard garden.

2. You can use both their recycled paper litter and their droppings in a compost pile, which will then fertilize your garden.

3. Even if you're not a gardener, you can purchase their main diet staple, grass hay, along with other vegetables, from local farmers, again diminishing carbon emissions, chemicals, and other waste products that result from shipping commercial food.

4. Rabbits are effective paper shredders. No need to waste money and electricity on an electric shredder- rabbits' teeth grow continuously, so they need objects to chew on a regular basis. They will happily destroy your sensitive documents.

5. Rabbits' favorite toys consist of items you would normally throw away or recycle. They love playing with toilet paper rolls, outdated phone books, old towels, cardboard boxes, etc. Again, this reduces waste associated with manufacturing, packaging, storing, shipping and advertising commercial pet toys.

6. Rabbits are content to run around in your house or apartment, so you don't have to make regular trips to the dog park.

7. House rabbits are very clean animals and, in general, they manage to carry on relatively disease-free lives. This means a reduction of harmful chemicals and drugs associated with pet shampoos, flea and tick treatments, and other medications.

Read the full article from My House Rabbit.

Adoptable buns

In an effort to promote some of our longer term buns we will feature one of these sweeties each month.


BiancaI am a lovely ruby eyed white girl. I am a couple years old and have spent my life hiding behind my brother. Now I am exploring the world on my own and learning to be social. It is kind of scary, but my foster mom is helping with lots of petting and lap time and I am getting much more confident. I am sweet and kind and interested in people. Do I sound like a perfect fit for your family?

Read more about Bianca.

hoppy endings and intakes

Eleven bunnies found their forever homes in February and March: Cheerio, Opal, Maisey, Willow, Rain, Bert, Squirrel, Spice, Neville, Maggie, and Shadow.

Our newcomers in the months of February and March are: Robin Lynn, Maggie, Robbie, Carmen, Graham, Sylvia, Phoenix, Clarice, Siyah, Pongo, and Hazel.

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, 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.

Other Ways to Help MCRS

Amazon Smile Amazon Smile

This is an easy way to support MCRS if you are an Amazon shopper! Use your log-in with their Amazon Smile program, and select MCRS to receive a 5% donation from your eligible purchases. You will find us listed by our IRS ID, "Companion Rabbit Network."


Our Amazon Wish List

Just add something from our Wish List to your next order and bring it along to Hoppy Hour or an Adoption Event!

You can view our Wish List here: http://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/39W2LQYDSMSN6

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Special events

•Apr 7 HH in Uptown
•Apr 9 HH in Golden Valley
•Apr 10 Bunny Basics in Golden Valley
•Apr 12 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Apr 15 Adoption Event in SSP
•Apr 16 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Apr 19 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Apr 21 HH in Uptown
•Apr 23 HH in Golden Valley
•Apr 25 Bunny Basics in Wodbury
•Apr 26 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•Apr 29 Adoption Event in SSP
•Apr 30 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•May 3 HH & Supply Sales in SSP
•May 5 HH in Uptown
•May 7 HH in Golden Valley

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?


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Do you frequent South Saint Paul Hoppy Hour? We are trying something new! Ask about our punch cards. It is $35 for 12 visits/ rabbits, the 13th is free. It is only valid at South Saint Paul.

Also, for this month only, Oxbow Hay Stacks are $8.00. While supplies last.

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


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