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Life of a Rabbit Owner vs. a Cat Owner


a white kitten and a white bunny

We have different preferences regarding clothing style, food, and even pets! Many people consider adopting pets to have new members of the family. In this blog, we'll glimpse what bunnies and cat owners go through daily.

So what's the difference between a bunny owner and a cat owner? And what makes one person want to spend their life with bunnies while another prefers cats?

We're here to show you the different routines of rabbit and cat owners!

Similarities: Rabbit Owner and Cat Owner


There are common routines that a rabbit owner and a cat owner experience. In terms of getting their pets, they might have experienced going to shelters to adopt, and yes, we support adopting pets.

There are also similarities in routines that both moms do for their pets, like grooming, potty training, and playing with them.

Rabbits and cats also need neutering or spaying when they reach the right age for it. They both are furry friends, so they need grooming to avoid matted coats and hairballs.

There might be similarities in equipment, but there are differences in some parts of it. Let's get into details!

Differences in Routines: Rabbit Owner vs. Cat Owner


Both moms have to buy litter boxes for their pets but have different routines in training them to potty.

Bunnies Litter-training Routine

Cats Litter-training Routine

Set up a maximum of 2 litter boxes

Put pee pad and hay in the litter boxes

Put cat litter in the litter boxes

Let the bunny eat the hay in the litter box until it decides to poop and get accustomed to using it

Carry the kitten and put it in the litter box until it learns how to use it and gets the idea of pooping inside it

NOTE: Hays and cat litters are different. You cannot put hay in the cat litter box and sand litter in the bunny litter box. Providing a reminder like this note will lead us to their daily diets.


Diet/Treats


Bunny moms give their bunnies unlimited hay because these pets are herbivores. Providing fresh hay is an essential part of the routine because this takes up 80% of their diet and is also why bunny moms put hay in the bunnies' litter boxes–sand litter is dangerous for rabbits because they can ingest it.

On the other hand, cats are carnivores. Their diet takes up higher proteins than other pets. Cat moms must provide beef, chicken, turkey, and even tuna cat food.


Toys


Bunnies and cats have differences in the toys they play with. Bunnies are the most eco-friendly pets, while cats play with whatever toys are available. But both pets love tunnels!

Let's see what a bunny mom and a cat mom will buy in the pet stores!

Toys for bunnies

Toys for cats

Willow basket/balls

Roller circuit toy

Hay-based chew toys

Scratcher

Cardboard box (you might have this in your house)

Feather cat toy

NOTE: Both pets can have DIY toys if their moms choose to. While a carpet is a scratcher toy for cats, it is dangerous for bunnies because they will chew it. The bunny toy equal to a scratcher is a hay-based mat that bunnies can still chew while being safe from digestive issues.


Outdoor Activity


Bunnies and cats need exercise to become healthier. But there are differences between the situations of a bunny mom and a cat mom.

Bunny Mom

Cat Mom

A bunny mom has a prey pet. Her supervision when going outdoor with her bunny is essential. It is alright to take her bunny outside so long as the place has fences because her pet can't jump higher than a fence. While they're out, her bunny will dig and run around the area.

A cat mom has a predator pet. As soon as her cat sets foot outside, it will hunt. Although there is supervision, her cat can still go to a different place because it can climb and jump. It wouldn't be safe for the cat to stroll around the area.

Bonding: Bunny Mom vs. Cat Mom

Let's start with the bunny mom. Her pet is a social animal who loves interacting with other bunnies or humans. A bunny mom always sets the time for a bonding and playing activity because there are parts of the day when her bunny doesn't like attention. A bunny mom must respect it.

Cats are more independent. A cat mom lets her pet does its thing, but that doesn't mean it doesn't need attention. A cat chooses the time when to get clingy to its mom. A cat also loves playing with humans, but most of the day, it spends time resting and sleeping.

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 Bunny Moms vs. Cat Moms

There you go! You've seen the life of a bunny mom and a cat mom. There are differences and similarities, but it's about choosing what pet fits our lifestyle to provide what it needs daily.


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