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You might've been considering adopting a pet because you feel alone and need a companion in your apartment or home. Or you must have spent your time in the past weeks researching a kind of pet that is suitable for your lifestyle.
If you consider a rabbit one of your options and haven't researched about it, here are reasons why a pet rabbit is not for you. Well, it may or may not be for you.
7 Reasons Why a Rabbit is Not the Right Pet For You
This is to give information about bunny parenting.
1. Bunny droppings gross you out
Rabbit poops are pea-shaped and will be a lot of droppings in a day. A healthy rabbit's poop is almost odorless, but if the sight of it grosses you out, then a bunny is not the right pet for you.
That's what bunny owners do daily. They clean droppings and urine to make their bunnies comfortable in their playpen or favorite corners. And also to avoid stepping on the scatters.
2. You're an outdoor or adventurous person
A bunny needs daily interaction with another bunny or with its owner to avoid depression. If you are the person who spends most of his time outside, a pet bunny is not for you to keep.
Although there are bunny owners who travel a lot with their bunnies, you can still adopt one if you're confident that you can keep up with your bunny's needs. But it will be harder for your bunny because going out a lot is tiring.
3. You're a metal music lover
Bunny ears are sensitive to loud sounds. This might be a funny reason, or you may not take it seriously. You cannot take care of a bunny if you're into loud and metal music. It will make your pet stressed and scared to play around the house. Rabbits should be enjoying and playing in a peaceful and safe environment.
4. Your house is cluttered
Understandably, some people cannot clean their homes because of personal problems they're dealing with. If you are experiencing this and think that adopting a bunny might help, it can become complicated for the pet.
A bunny can become a support system, but consider where it will live. It's so hard to adopt a pet when you know you cannot provide a home that is clean and organized. You can adopt one soon if you're feeling better and think you are capable of becoming a bunny.
5. You don't like your things ruined
Are you careful of things? Like you don't want anything ruined inside your home. A bunny is not for you if that's the case. Bunny-proofing your home is not an excuse for bunnies not to chew things in a home.
Bunnies will always find a way to chew something. So if you're the type who hates his things and possessions ruined, a pet bunny will not suit you. Bunny parents are used to that; they'll laugh about the situation because they love their pet bunnies so much. They will even post pictures of their chewed clothes or shoes on social media.
6. You're looking for a low-maintenance pet
Bunnies are not low-maintenance pets! They need fresh hay daily, various toys, and a nice playpen. You even pay for materials for bunny-proofing your home, plus the vet check-ups. It depends on the bunny whether you need to get it neutered/spayed; it will cost you around $80-100.
7. You don't like to establish another routine
This may not only be about bunnies but all pet animals. If you're content with your daily routines, adopting a pet is not for you because it requires another set of routines.
Bunnies are like kids. You must fix their toys scattered around the house so you will not step on them. You will need to clean their litter boxes and droppings. You have to clean and refill their water bottles or bowls and must also check their hay feeder and put fresh hay in it. These tasks mentioned are done daily.
If you don't want another set of routines, having a pet is not for you.
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 Knowing a Pet Rabbit is Not For You
Have you thought about why a rabbit is not the right pet for you? Having a bunny is a lot of work, but it's rewarding. People don't have the same interest in everything, including choosing a pet.
The best thing to consider is your capability to care for a pet bunny. Bunnies deserve the best life as you do.