ARE YOU READY FOR TWO? –  CUDDLES & COOKIE 
 
Many families write to us to adopt a second rabbit after caring for their first for just months.  It’s true that the rabbits do bring lots of joy and a second could be double the fun. However, we are not sure if they are indeed ready for a second. Here’s some considerations for new rabbit owners who are planning for a second pet.
 
1. DO YOU KNOW YOUR RABBIT WELL?
This is more than just their color, age and personality. It’s about a thorough understanding of their health and needs. An owner who knows their rabbit well should remember their last vet check, weight, blood test results and what change to look out for and how to supplement their care as they grow old.
 
2. DO YOU HAVE EXTRA TIME (& MONEY) TO SPARE?
No one will ever say they have enough of either! While love is important to sustain your passion, you need to be realistic to be responsible for a second pet. It will definitely require more of your time (and money) so you need to plan ahead to ensure your current pet don’t get compromised.
 
3. DO YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT YOU NEED?
Even with 1 rabbit, we have to keep a close eye on them and be ready to help them when needed. With 2 rabbits, it’s best to have someone else in the household to support you with them. Especially during bonding period when they may fight. 2 pairs of hands are definitely better than 1 to separate and calm them down.
 
Rabbits are sociable animals and having multiple will definitely amplify your joy. However, new owners may still be in the ‘honeymoon’ phase and have not experience the worse such as exorbitant vet bills or intensive medical care (think injections!). While we hope more animal lovers adopt a rescued animal, we need them to be confident and well-prepared to prevent a case of ‘biting more than you can chew’. So think hard before getting a second pet. Don’t do it out of impulse.