Teddy is a very normal rabbit adopted into a very normal household who leads a normal life. However, unlike some families, Teddy’s pawrents never thought of giving him up when life changes. Instead, they make plans around Teddy because he is part of their family and family stays together.
1. MY RENTAL HOME DOESN’T ALLOW PETS
Move on and find another! Teddy’s bunma rented for 10 years and lived in harmony with her pets. There are many animal-friendly landlords who are willing to work out an agreement to ensure your pet and their home is safe.
2. MY NEW HOME IS TOO SMALL FOR PETS
Do away with the cages! Litter-train your rabbit and let them free roam! Teddy stays in a 2-BR apartment but all he needs is a bath mat for his litterbox and he is good to go! He also has a collapsible gate to enclose him when needed.
3. I’M TOO BUSY TO UPKEEP MY RABBITS
Teddy’s pawrents work full-time with regular traveling. Despite their busy schedule, they clean his litterbox daily and comb his fur nightly. He also goes for monthly grooming & quarterly vet check. All it takes is planning!
4. I AM ALLERGIC TO MY RABBITS!
Teddy’s bunma is allergic to hay but she is still alive after 15 years with rabbits! She handles hay with gloves and use dustpan to sweep hay off the ground. She also invested in an air purifier which helps loads to keep her allergy at bay!
5. I AM EXPECTING A NEWBORN
Rabbits can be very baby loving too! When bunma was pregnant, bunpa stepped up to clean and feed. When baby was born, they minimized contact as Teddy nips. Now that baby is 6 months old, he wakes up to him every morning!
6. I GOT A DOG AND CAN’T KEEP MY RABBIT
With proper introduction, a dog can get along well with a rabbit! One should ensure their personalities are compatible before welcoming the new pet home. Like Teddy, rabbits can be friends with a gentle doggy too!
Teddy’s family did not go through extraordinary measures to adjust to these life changes. Instead, like any responsible adult, they find ways to manage them while keeping their family together. We hope all rabbit owners will realize that the above are not reasons to give up their pets. They are excuses, at best.