Rabbits are the third most prevalent
animal found at shelters. Often this is a result of people
buying a rabbit on a whim, like as an Easter present for children,
without realizing what kind of
these animals should have. They are not a stuffed toy and should not
just be kept cramped
up in a small cage
without ever being allowed to get out and interact with the family.
There are many things to consider before
adopting a rabbit.
Please review some of the great links
to the left to find out about sharing your home with a
rabbit if you are considering one for a pet. The House Rabbit Society
at www.rabbit.org is a
great place to start, with information on everything from what kind
to feed your rabbit to
the importance of spaying
and neutering. They also have a book that is highly recommended
called House Rabbit Handbook available locally at Barnes
and Noble or you can purchase it
online. If you go through www.igive.com
and join, part of the proceeds of the sale
will go to us! Rabbits for Dummies is another informative
book that was just released and is
available at Waldenbooks or online.
The highest quality, highest fiber
pellet available locally can be found at Dillinger's Feed Store
in Carbondale. You can also find high quality timothy hay there.
Both the pellets and hay are from
American Pet Diner.
Kaytee Exact Rainbow is also a good rabbit pellet and available
at Fishnet in Carbondale. Timothy hay is a must-have every day to
keep your rabbit's delicate digestive system healthy. Other recommendations
are to avoid
pine litters, as well as clumping cat litters, and skip
the treats. Oh yeah, and don't forget the toys!
Try the Missouri
House Rabbit Society in St. Louis on petfinder! They have
a very large selection of orphan bunnies looking for
homes. Tell them we sent you. Remember - Never buy a bunny from
a pet store and
always spay/neuter your pet bunny!