It’s not uncommon for people who have a pocket of free time to consider getting a pet. For example, children who just finished their exams, young adults in between jobs, and retirees. While we think it’s a good idea to seek a new hobby, we can’t help but be concern if pet ownership is the right choice.
1️⃣ IT’S A LONG TERM COMMITMENT
Most pets live at least a few years and a rabbit lived for at least 8. What will happen when this ‘pocket of free time’ runs out? Do you still have the capacity to manage it within your busy schedule?
2️⃣ IT’S AN EXPENSIVE HOBBY
Due to current breeding ethics, more animals are getting sick from young and may even require special care for life. While the startup cost is not high, the veterinary fees can can be in the thousands.
3️⃣ IT’S NOT ALWAYS FINE AND DANDY
While you may envision the sweet cuddles and warm kisses from a rabbit, reality is they bite, scratch and pee all over the house. Are you patient enough to handle both the good and the bad?
4️⃣ IT’S A LIFE!
It’s not right to assume you can give away the pet when life gets busy again. The animal will feel sad, alone and may even die from the stress! It’s a life involved and it’s bad karma to cause harm to it.
A pet is for life and not just for a moment of thrill. We hope that as you go about acquiring a pet, consider the time, expenses and your ability to commit to them. Afterall, they are also God’s creation that should be loved and treasured. Do not abuse them with your ignorance.