Updated: Dec 20, 2022
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko
If you've ever thought about adopting a bunny, you know that it's an exciting and life-changing decision. You will be responsible for a new being that needs your love, care, and attention.
But what about the hardest parts of raising a bunny? What are they? All bunny parents have different answers when asked about the most challenging part of raising rabbits and in this blog, we will show you the 9 hardest parts of caring for bunnies. Tell us if you can relate to all of these things listed.
9 Hardest Parts of Raising Bunnies
1. Thinking it would be the last time you see them. Everytime you go somewhere or head to bed, you always think of the question, 'What if this is the last time I'd see my bunny?"
2. Not knowing what they are feeling inside. You constantly think of GI stasis since it can be deadly for bunnies and what's more frightening is that it's not obvious for bunnies when they have GI problems.
3. The trauma of losing your first bunny. This applies to all pet parents out there. It's always the hardest part and the extreme sadness you will feel after. It might also cause you not to adopt anymore because of the pain of losing a pet bunny.
4. Chewing everything, especially when they're still babies. No matter how excellent your skills are in bunny-proofing, your bunnies can find a way to chew them. Especially for baby bunnies, everything for them is toys for chewing.
5. Veterinary check-up cost. A vet check-up for bunnies isn't affordable for some bunny parents but it's required twice a year. Give your pet rabbits the right food so you won't have to visit the vet clinic often.
6. Having to buy new furniture because of small furry friends with big front incisors. Rabbits can make a hole in your sofa and bite your wooden table or chairs. This will cost you a lot if you change these things in your house yearly.
7. Knowing that 12 years isn't enough for them to live. It is hard to think they won't be with us forever. Death is inevitable for all living things, but it's another level of sadness when we think about our bunnies.
8. Another is checking them daily and having anxiety about their health because they might feel unwell. Checking them daily isn't hard because it is your responsibility, but the anxiety about their health makes it difficult.
9. Knowing that they're getting old every single day. It's bittersweet to celebrate milestones or birthdays with your bunnies. Amazingly, you see them growing, but they are getting older, too.
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits, volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, extensive pet product research, and experienced peers. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about properly taking care of rabbits. Please know that it is still best to visit the vet regularly. For medical emergencies, contact a rabbit-savvy vet. Always observe your rabbits around new products or environmental changes.
Final Thoughts on Hardest Parts of Raising Pet Rabbits
How about you? What is the hardest part of raising pet bunnies? Those are some of the things bunny parents might relate to and if you have a different answer to the question, share it with us in the comment section.