By Alessa Carlino, Ojai native, rescue bunny mum, and owner of Positivity Designs.
Rabbits can turn your home into a magical fairy land. Their humorous antics and adorable good looks have the ability to bring a smile to even the toughest cynic . .
In myth, rabbits represent abundance, comfort, vulnerability, and of course, fertility. In truth, they are complex creatures with very distinct personalities and special needs.
Many people take on the responsibility of rabbits thinking they will be an easy, quiet, compact, no-fuss pet. The quiet part is spot-on. The rest, not so much.
If you’re thinking of bringing a rabbit or rabbits into your family, there are some important things you’ll want to consider:
In short, rabbits are a big commitment. They can live up to 13 years, need special veterinary care, take up space in your home and in your heart, and will need considerable attention.
That said, they are also sweet and adorably funny, and they bring a joy no other animal can.
Are you thinking of getting a rabbit but can’t quite commit? No problem because you can foster! You’ll be saving a life while you decide if having a rabbit is right for you. A quick search should put you in touch with your local rabbit rescue. Top on my list is LA Rabbits, and in Ventura County, there’s VCAS Bunny Brigade.
Hi! I'm Brandy, owner of The Peaceful Pup, a premium pet care business in beautiful Ojai, California. We're bringing peace of mind to pets and their people, one visit at a time!