It’s no secret that pet bunny rabbits are cute, fluffy and just overall adorable – but there is a lot more to them then that; the furry creatures also have a surprising amount of stealth, strength and independence. If you are considering bringing a bunny into your home as a new member of your family, here are some interesting and helpful facts about rabbits that you may not already know:
-rabbits have an excellent sense of smell, hearing and vision. They have nearly 360 degree panoramic vision, allowing them to detect predators from all directions. They can see everything behind them and only have a small blind-spot in front of their nose.
-Happy rabbits practice a cute behavior known as binky: they jump up in the air and twist and spin around!
-Rabbits are meticulously clean animals and are easy to house break and train. Much like a dog, a pet rabbit can be taught to come to his or her name, sit in your lap, and do simple tricks.
-A rabbits life span is about 8 years, though sterilized (spayed or neutered) ones can live as long as 10-12 years.
-A rabbits teeth never stop growing! Many people believe they need to chew to keep their teeth short. While they do enjoy chewing, its the normal wear from where their top and bottom teeth meet that keeps their teeth short.
-Bunnies cannot vomit, so it is super important to feed them healthy, fresh and appropriate food.
-Rabbits are intelligent, personable, inquisitive and amusing companions. When their housing is maintained properly, they are nearly odorless.
If you are looking for a sensitive, clean, affectionate pet, a rabbit might be the perfect fit for you and your family. Unfortunately, due to the abandonment rate of bunnies, there are always ones looking to be adopted into loving homes. If you are interested in adopting a bunny in need, contact Parkgate Animal Hospital by phone (604-929-1863) or in person, for more information on how to contact owners looking to have a new litter of bunnies adopted.