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OP just wondering where you saw that rabbits need 4 hours a day? I love our rabbit (have had a few!) but he gets maybe 4 - 6 hours attention a week, not each day! And half of it is while his cage is being cleaned..
There are a few negatives (including that the gov. won't release a vaccine for myxi, and it's horrendous to see if your bunny is unlucky enough to catch it), but definitely low maintenance.
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31-03-2013 07:10 #21Senior Member
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31-03-2013 07:20 #22
Agree, rabbits make great pets. We recently got our first. She's beautiful, very similar to a cat really. She loves a cuddle, is litter trained. Gets cranky when she gets locked up at night lol scratches the cage door in the morning to be let out
31-03-2013 07:29 #23-
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I'd love to get a rabbit but we live in qld. I think they'd make a great pet!
31-03-2013 09:09 #24
DP said get a snake.
I'm not sure how keen I would be on that!
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31-03-2013 09:20 #25
Don't get a bunny if you want to leave it outside.
They're really social animals and living in a hutch with little interaction is an awful life for them. We have an indoor bunny and she's intelligent and fun and fantastic with kids, but rabbits that aren't handled everyday for a long while (at their discretion) aren't so great with kids, if they don't want to be held they can be quite scratchy and nippy.
Our rabbit comes to us for cuddles when she wants them. She lives indoors and is litter trained and very spoiled but it makes me sad thinking of the pet rabbits I had as a kid that lived outside and got picked up only once a day.
Also their urine smells really bad, and they need their hutch cleaned daily, maybe less if they use a litter box.
Our rabbit IS low maintenance, but she's an indoor girl and we wouldn't have it any other way.
31-03-2013 09:40 #26
We had an indoor rabbit who was great. Id open his hutch every morning and he'd run out and explore the house. He'd go back into his hutch to use the litter tray and drink and eat.
I trained him so that when I wanted/needed to put him away, Id tap on his silver food bowl with my nails and he would come RUNNING/HOPPING as fast as he could back into his hutch and Id put his bowl of veggies down. It became a good way of getting him back into his hutch without making it a punishment for him.
The hutch doesnt need to be 'scrubbed' everyday, but Id reccomend using a small litter tray in the hutch and changing it daily. I used a small (old) tupperware container and just tossed the litter out, rinsed the tray and refilled it. Changed the newspaper lining every couple of days depending on how messy he made it by playing with it.
Aww now I want another rabbit
31-03-2013 09:45 #27
Maybe a fur-real pet is for you OR A GOAT! Id love a little goat but we have no grass.
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31-03-2013 09:53 #28
What about a lamb? I had one for a few years growing up. He was great. Stubborn though. We used to tie him up out the front to eat the grass, he liked it that much he would refuse to come back inside and would lay down on poor mum lol.
We had him given to us from a friend, but mum and dad made sure we had somewhere for him to go once he was too big/old for our yard...that didn't involve the dinner plate....so they say... We took him to another friends farm. They used to tell me which one he was, and even now repeat the stories!....which now makes me sure they probably fed him to me the following week lol all sheep look the same
31-03-2013 09:54 #29-
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I don't think there is a pet that fits your description, really.
At the moment I'm in the same boat, I'd love a pet, but I/we don't have the time to invest in one, so we aren't getting one until we do have the time. It's just cruel otherwise. They aren't a toy that you can just put away when you are bored of it.
31-03-2013 10:06 #30
Also rabbits have a lifespan from 8-12 years, they're a big commitment.
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