What do I do if I find a stray bunny?
Put notices up at local vets and shops and contact your local rescue or your council pound. Take the bunny to a vet to see if it is microchipped. Claim ownership of the rabbit, as we have known of vets who have refused to give the animal back to the finder.
How much does a rescue rabbit cost?
Expect to pay $20-$40 for a rabbit from a pet store, and $5-$20 for a rabbit from a rescue, fair, or 4-H club. Breeders vary in what they charge for their specific breed of rabbit. Some are cheaper than pet stores while others with rare breeds will charge closer to $100 for a rabbit.
Should I give up my rabbit?
NEVER release your rabbit in the wild! Domestic rabbits released into the wild will succumb to predators, poison, disease or starvation. Abandoning a rabbit in a park or in the forest guarantees a cruel death—and it is illegal in California. NEVER give away your rabbit “FREE”.
Can rabbits live alone?
Many people ask, can rabbits live alone? Rabbits are social animals, and, like us, can suffer from loneliness. Though there are exceptions, most rabbits want and need another rabbit for company. For this reason, we always recommend keeping rabbits in groups of two or more.
How do you tell if a bunny is a pet or wild?
Wild rabbits never have floppy ears, and will usually have light brown fur. Wild rabbits have long, narrow faces; pet rabbits have plumper cheeks and wide, round eyes. Non-domesticated rabbits will be afraid of humans as they are prey animals and will never approach us.
How much does it cost to feed a rabbit per month?
For a high-quality pellet, hay and fresh foods, a good estimate is at least $25 per month. This will fluctuate depending on your area, and how you shop, and adding a second rabbit will not usually double the cost of the food. However, the better you are eating, the higher this price can be.
Are rabbits good pets?
Rabbits make great pets. In general rabbits need appropriate housing, exercise, socialisation and a specific diet for good welfare. Some breeds of rabbits, particularly the longer haired rabbits, may require daily grooming.