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There's a rabbit that needs a home

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renaelock

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I have always wanted a checkered giant and there is one on petfinder that needs a home because his mom is moving. I am a little rusty with rabbit owner ship - this one is litter trained and "mom" says that he doesn't chew on the furniture or chords. I already have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 birds. Should I add a rabbit to the mix? Everyone will be fine with the rabbit - but I don't know if the rabbit will be fine with everyone (I'm discussing this with the rescue currently). What do you guys think, how hard would it be to own a 12 plus pound rabbit?
 

Magic

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there like owning a med size dog lol i had one years ago and scooter followed me every where and even played with my cats and dogs but i did have to watch about the dogs more then my cats becouse sometimes scooter wanted to run and chase the dogs and they wasnt haven it
 

Blazeybird

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Its impossible for us to say. If YOU feel you can take on the rabbit, I say go for it. None of us know your situation, so we cant tell you yay or nay. If you have the means to provide food, health care, a suitable home, things to chew, and lots of love :)) that should be the easy part!) and if you feel that your home can be opened to rehome this rabbit, I say go for it.
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Though I must say be careful with him around your other pets. I know you said they would be fine with him, but accidents DO happen ;) I personally would not let him be alone with the other animals, supervision would be necessary, IMO.
 
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Sharpie

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If you can provide for the buns needs, even if it needs to have some alone/quiet time while it adjusts to a busy household, and you want to do it, there's no reason to say no just because you have other pets.
 

cgreenaway

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My rabbit is awesome with all my other pets and even has a wonderful friendship with one of my cats. So I would say there is no problem with adding a rabbit to your family. :)
 

Jpincence

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I have 2 rabbits, a lionhead and a flemish giant. And 9 parrots.
 

aracari1

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I have always wanted a checkered giant and there is one on petfinder that needs a home because his mom is moving. I am a little rusty with rabbit owner ship - this one is litter trained and "mom" says that he doesn't chew on the furniture or chords. I already have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 birds. Should I add a rabbit to the mix? Everyone will be fine with the rabbit - but I don't know if the rabbit will be fine with everyone (I'm discussing this with the rescue currently). What do you guys think, how hard would it be to own a 12 plus pound rabbit?
There are many things to consider before getting a rabbit. But first consider a rescue! They are fixed ( yes, spayed or neutered) and litter trained.
Check out the House Rabbit Society's webpage or the Bunny Bunch SPCR, both are rescue organizations.
I have 5 rescues, they are wonderful pets, but make sure you know how to properly care for a bunny, it's complicated!
 

renaelock

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There are many things to consider before getting a rabbit. But first consider a rescue! They are fixed ( yes, spayed or neutered) and litter trained.
Check out the House Rabbit Society's webpage or the Bunny Bunch SPCR, both are rescue organizations.
I have 5 rescues, they are wonderful pets, but make sure you know how to properly care for a bunny, it's complicated!
Believe me, I have done my homework rabbit care and am still learning more. I did end up taking on the checkered giant. His previous owner said that she adopted him 2 years ago so he is neutered and she litterbox trained him. Technically Polo (the rabbit) was part of a rescue (rescue number two since she adopted him from a rescue) but "mom" was keeping him until she couldn't anylonger - luckily we found transport before she had to fully surrender him so he never went into the shelter. I just got him last night and went shopping for him today - I'm so surprised it's so hard to find a rabbit pellet that uses timothy hay instead of alfalfa.
 

Sharpie

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Oxbow is making timothy pellets now- most store who carry other oxbow products should be able to order it in for you if you need to. Or there's always the internet :lol:
 
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