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Old 07-19-2012, 08:53 AM
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hildren are attracted to rabbits for they are cute and furry and of course due to the influence of the very popular bugs bunny. We often ask ourselves, are rabbits safe as children’s pets? Well, the answer to that is both yes and no. Rabbits are safe for they are mild mannered and affectionate but they can also be potentially harmful when not properly taken care of and also remember that rabbits belong to the rodents family so they are also susceptible to diseases and even rabies.

Here are some basic information about rabbits that everyone needs to know before having rabbit as a pet:

1. Spaying and neutering is advisable to rabbits. It extends their lifespan and prevents them from acquiring diseases. It also lowers their aggressions and mood swings.

2. Rabbits are social animals so you need to give them much time. They can also interact with dogs and cats if introduced properly.

3. Rabbit pellets are not enough. Rabbit needs to have fresh leafy vegetables and hay as well.

4. Rabbits are not recommended for active young children for they may got harmed when picked or played with. Rabbits are sensitive and fragile.

5. Rabbits likes to be near with their owners but does not like being held most of the time. The prefer to be just on the ground.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:57 AM
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It's also fun to take them outside. We had a harness and leash for my sister's rabbit. He loved going to the park.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:05 AM
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P.S. Rabbits aren't rodents. They are Lagomorphs, like pikas and hares. Which are both orders not families.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:19 PM
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P.S. Rabbits aren't rodents. They are Lagomorphs, like pikas and hares. Which are both orders not families.


Not quite sure why this post is here, but I'll add to it:

Rabbits not only don't handle heat real well, but also shouldn't be sprayed down with water. To help keep them cool, you can offer a frozen bottle of water for them to lay against, or a ceramic or granit tile for them to lay on. You can also spray some cool water on your hands and rub it on their ears. A fan blowing towards them works, too.
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Because the OP says that rabbits are in the rodent family. That statement is incorrect.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:03 PM
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I'm debating on getting a rabbit for the kids, my dd really wants one (or a bird, and I can't stand birds as pets, so it's rabbit). My only concern is the dogs, not sure how they'd take to a bunny. Or rather I know how they'd take to a bunny and it wouldn't be so good.

Perhaps when we're on an acreage we can look at rabbits and chickens....
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Because the OP says that rabbits are in the rodent family. That statement is incorrect.
Oh, no, the thumbs up was for you setting that straight. I meant I didn't know why the OP posted his post here. Sorry for the mis-understanding!
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Oh, no, the thumbs up was for you setting that straight. I meant I didn't know why the OP posted his post here. Sorry for the mis-understanding!
I saw your post on my tiny phone screen and for some reason I would have sworn that was a scraching-head smiley (like this sort of thing: ...even though that's not a default smiley here...)...had no idea that was a thumbs up. Sorry-back for the misunderstanding lol.
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