Looking for a pet but you don’t know what’s the right one for you? Maybe you’re thinking that cats are too independent and dogs too demanding, and you’re not the iguana type of person either. But don’t stop there. The world of pets might be spinning around the more common cats and dogs, but rabbits are amazing animals as well. Keep on reading to find out 10 reasons why rabbits make good pets.
As opposed to cats or dogs, bunnies come with some super nice advantages, and let’s be honest, they’re amazingly adorable. Sharing your house with a bun will be the best thing you’ve ever done. Sure, sometimes it won’t seem like that, especially after he’ll chew on the legs of your newly bought superb wooden table, but hey, you can bet he’ll find ways to make you smile again.
- 1 10 Reasons Why Rabbits Make Good Pets
- 1.1 10. Rabbits are quiet
- 1.2 9. Rabbits are loving
- 1.3 8. Rabbits are easy to train
- 1.4 7. Rabbits are super adorable
- 1.5 6. Rabbits don’t need a lot of space
- 1.6 5. Rabbits are very clean animals
- 1.7 4. Rabbits don’t need to be walked
- 1.8 3. Rabbits are entertaining
- 1.9 2. Rabbits come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors
- 1.10 1. Rabbits are long lived
10 Reasons Why Rabbits Make Good Pets
10. Rabbits are quiet
Unlike many other animals, rabbits don’t make too much noise. They’re very quiet animals, which is a great advantage especially if you live in an apartment building and have sensible neighbors. Or if you are a light sleeper and wake up at the slightest sound. If that’s the case, a rabbit is your perfect match for a pet, since they make little to no noise at all, even if they decide to stay up a little more than you do. They don’t have to go work the next day, do they?
9. Rabbits are loving
Rabbits are sociable animals and always prefer to have the company of their own kind around. They have a complex social life and bond very well together. When alone, they always look for companionship, and since he’ll be your pet and you’ll be around, expect some love and affection from his part.
If you spend enough time and interact with your bun, you’ll eventually become BFF’s, as rabbits are known to get close to their owners. Some of them even get to the point where bunny recognizes the owner’s voice, responds and comes when called or follow their owner around the house.
8. Rabbits are easy to train
To those who might wonder if rabbits can be trained to do various things, the answer is yes, they can be trained. From using the litter box to fun tricks, rabbits are quite easy to train. Bunnies are smart, so they’ll learn very quick. Just a few minutes of training every day using the same techniques of positive reinforcement like with dogs and your bun will be able to entertain you. Just don’t forget about their special training treat.
7. Rabbits are super adorable
Rabbits are so adorable they will make you forget about bad days or the usual worries. No matter what your mood will be when you get back home, bunny will brighten it up and make a smile pop on your face at the sight of your long eared furry hopping friend. You simply can’t be morose with such an adorable, squishable and lovable creature around.
6. Rabbits don’t need a lot of space
As compared to a dog, rabbits don’t need that much space to run around, so they’re perfect if you live in a small apartment and worry about restricting the freedom of your little fellow. Rabbits are happy living in a small place, and they’re ok even in a small cage – provided it’s spacious enough for bunny needs – if you let him run around your house for a few hours every day to consume his energy. If you’re not keen on keeping him in a cage and want to let him roam free, make sure you bunny proof your home, as chewing is their favorite hobby.
5. Rabbits are very clean animals
Ok. Rabbits are super fun to have around, but you might wonder about cleanliness. Well, you should know that with a little bit of training, rabbits will always use the litter box. What’s more, they’re always grooming themselves, so that will keep you worry free. But that doesn’t mean he won’t make a mess of your furniture if you’re not careful to protect it.
4. Rabbits don’t need to be walked
As opposed to dogs for example, rabbits don’t need to be walked. They’re content hoping around your home or backyard for a few hours every day to spend their energy and they don’t require you to be around for that matter. They are fine by themselves and they don’t mind living in a small cage, as long as it’s large enough for their needs.
Bunnies are fine between the four walls of your home. You only need to provide them with enough space for stretching their legs and running around the house and all will be well.
3. Rabbits are entertaining
Everything sounds ok on the bunny side of the things, but what’s in it for you? How are you going to benefit from owning a pet rabbit? Well, rabbits are entertaining and you’ll never get tired of them. Bunnies have distinct and super fun personalities, so you’ll always have a good time if you choose a bun for a pet. Grumpy, shy, playful or silly rabbits, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Even better, the more you invest in the relationship with your rabbit, the better it will become. Rabbits love to play and run around to burn their energy. They are also very curious and determined creatures and sometimes even a little bit mischievous, so if they’ve got something in mind, they’ll do it no matter what obstacles they come across. A pet rabbit will enrich your life and will always make your days better.
2. Rabbits come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors
There are over 50 breeds of rabbits out there and they all come in various sizes and with all kinds of different hair coat colors and patterns, with different distinct personalities, so there are plenty of options for you to choose from.
1. Rabbits are long lived
Rabbits are known for their long life span, compared to most other pet animals. They can live up to be over 10 years old, depending on their breed and care given along the time.
Sure, that can also be a disadvantage if you’re thinking about the costs for caring for a pet rabbit on the long term, but try to look on the bright side here. The bond you’ll form with your bun will go a long way to brighten up your days.