Not only are they cute and fluffy, but they're great for teaching kids responsibilities.
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On the 24th of September, it is International Rabbit day. According to Rabbit.org the purpose of this day is to promote protection and care of rabbits both domestic and wild. The rabbit has been kept as a domestic pet since the 19th century. They are playful and curious animals that make great pets for children to learn responsibilities as well as for cuddling.
They can teach a child responsibilities:
Rabbits require both care and maintenance. Although the adult has the overall responsibility for the bunny, giving your child tasks to care for an animal they love can be very rewarding. It will teach your child about what it is like to care for someone else and the importance of being patient and understanding towards another individual, making them more empathetic and compassionate.
They offer emotional support:
Pets offers emotional support for humans. Growing up can the tough and having an animal companion can offer support when times are difficult. Bunnies can also reduce stress because petting an animal reduces cortisol, the stress hormone, and increase serotonin, which is the happy molecule. A rabbit is the ultimate cuddle buddy!
Some kids who are allergic to cats and dogs are not allergic to bunnies. Multiple studies have shown that children who grow up with pets around them are less likely to develop allergies and asthma, as well as it can improve their immune system.
They can be trained:
Rabbits can be trained to learn simple commands, which can be fun for a child to do, and something to spend their time on. They can even be trained in show jumping, which can be a fulfilling and social hobby for the child to get involved with. They can even be trained to use their litter box!
However not all behaviours can be trained and it is often the case that rabbits chew through electrical wires and important cables. It is important to keep these things away from rabbits, not only to stop damage but to keep your rabbit safe from being electrocuted by a live wire.
They are relatively inexpensive:
Compared to other pets such as cats and dogs, bunnies are inexpensive. They are cheap to buy, but the first stage of buying their equipment can get a little pricy. Contact friends who have rabbits, or look online for second hand equipment to make it cheaper. Their food consists of greens and pellets, which is fairly cheap to buy. However, you should always be prepared for unexpected vet bills before you get a rabbit.
If you are still not sure whether to get a rabbit or not, take the family to an open day at rescue centre, or look after a friend’s rabbit for a few days to test it out.
Looking after any pet is a big responsibility, and getting a new pet in the family should always be thought through beforehand. Thankfully there are great products on the market that make looking after pets, including rabbits, easier. You are able to purchase grooming wipes to keep pet fur/coats clean and shiny.
If you’re planning on adopting a bunny rabbit, make sure you check out your local pet store and see what types of wipes are available / safe to use on them, to make their lives and your life easier.
Rabbits are great pets. But it’s important to know that they live around 5-8 years and some breeds can even live up to 10 years. It’s important not to take the decision to purchase or adopt a rabbit lightly, as they are a long term commitment.