Rabbits are a great responsibility, they may seem easy to care for, but you don’t really know until you live with one. They are considered exotics, so any medical visit is costly.
I may sound repetitive, but honestly I can’t say this enough. Day after day I read so many stories of rabbits being abandoned and found in terrible conditions. This happens because people don’t do research. You have to know what you’re getting into and learn about what you’re thinking of bringing home. Be prepared to rabbit proof your house and to provide them with a proper diet to keep them healthy and live long. Be able to financially provide for them, they are expensive pets to care for. And if you want to keep a nice, clean home you’ll need to make adjustments because they require ample space to run and jump in. You can’t stick them in a small cage and let them roam free for 30 or 50 minutes a day; they require much more than that.
Do research and make sure a rabbit is right for your family and lifestyle. Once you’re ready, adopt don’t shop. Contact your local rescues and shelters, ask them questions, they’ll be able to help you make the right decision. But please make sure you’re in it for the long run. They come into your homes and win over your hearts. It’s true what they say, “there’s no love like bunny love”.
Within the past month I paid $1,000 USD in vet bills. This is quite a burden for anyone who makes a decent living and has responsibilities. We work hard for our money and I know it’s not easy to spend this amount, or even more on a small animal. Especially a small animal like Cooper, a 2lb rabbit. Most people when faced with a situation like this may surrender the animal or take it home and disregard it. This is why I emphasize on being financially capable of providing for a rabbit. You never know when an emergency may come up and since they are considered exotics, it’ll be pricey.
Now ask yourself, are you prepared to care for a rabbit?