Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Aug 20, 2014
Aesop was a real funny bunny. Adorably soft, super active and friendly. He got along very well with my Norwegian Elkhound and would hop around him in circles. He enjoyed running around and jumping through the air far more than being held. I could pick him up but after a short while, he'd want down. Cage potty-training him was easy and he'd simply hop back into his cage when he had to go. For his safety I, of course, let him loose in the house only when I could supervise. He lived a long life, having grown "long in the tooth" at some point... I had to take him to the vet a number of times in his older years to have his teeth (ouch!) clipped as well as his nails. It broke my heart the morning I found him still in his cage, he had passed away in the night peacefully. The darling bunnyhearted gentle soul... what a cutiepie.
A rabbit does make a wonderful pet if you recognize their limitations and their simple but vital needs. Cleaning their cage frequently prevents a terrible ammonia pee smell for you, but also is incredibly important for their general health. While a rabbit looks sturdy, they are quite small-boned and fragile, so they may not be great for young children who tend to handle animals roughly. This dear little lop is not an outside pet. The right indoor environment and taking care of their fairly simple needs will bring them a long life and provide you with years of adorable companionship.