On our way to get our fourth rabbit, my husband asked me what it was that makes rabbits so special. I could only reply that there is just something about rabbits that tears at my heart strings like no other animal can.
Some of it I’m sure was how my first rabbit, Rocky, surprised me with the big personality he had. A rabbit novice at the time, I couldn’t begin to imagine how smart, inquisitive, emotional and spunky he would be! A lot of it is the knowledge that so many people out there haven’t yet discovered how amazing life with a house rabbit is. And perhaps it is the unexpected amount of love you get from them. The licks on your fingers through the cage bars, how excited they get when you come to visit them, how content they are to just sit and have a good snuggle with you…. Whatever it is about them, I’m hooked for life and couldn’t imagine better companions to have!
Let me get this out there, I’m no veterinarian and no rabbit expert. I’ve read numerous books, visited numerous websites, watched numerous videos and been through so much in my past six years of being a bunny slave but I’m positive there are tons of people out there who know more about rabbits than I do. Lucky for me, I don’t need expertise to write about what I do know and what I don’t. I will try to make my blogs as helpful as possible through first hand experience!
There is so much that I have learnt from my rabbits in such a short time, but with having so many pets your paycheck can only go so far. Watching my rabbits behavior and personalities has forced me to come up with new ideas to keep them entertained without breaking the bank! And let’s face it, when it comes to rabbits, there always seem to be the same 6 toys to pick from at the pet store. By the time you’ve bought a few you’re wondering where all you’re money’s gone! Rabbits love to play with a new toy for a day and then it becomes old news. They also love to destroy anything they can get their teeth in to! Very quickly that rabbit I didn’t think would be as costly as my dog is maxxing out my credit card because I’m worried that they’re not having any fun!
Like most people I have to make a living too (especially when I have so many mouths to feed). I have bills to pay, groceries to buy and lots of fuzzy critters to keep happy. You get pretty creative when your money can only go so far and I’m positive I’m not the only person in the same situation. I want to share the ideas I’ve come up with to inspire you to make fun things for your bunny too! Plus saving money where you can also means having more to add to your Vet Fund for those unexpected emergencies that always pop up as well as those annual vet visits!
BudgetBunny has become more than a hobby for me – it has grown in to a business with all of your wonderful support and help! I grew up with a strong love for animals, always had animals in the house and only find it natural to be surrounded by them now. To me there is nothing I would rather do than curl up on the couch to watch a movie with my husband by my side, a rabbit in my lap, my parrot tucked against my shoulder and my dogs curled up at our feet. Our cats of course would be in their own little cat world, doing their own little cat things because as most cat owners know, they do what they want, when they want and only on their own terms.
Feel free to e-mail me any questions, comments (please don’t be mean) and photos of your happy bunnies but remember, if you have any health or medical conditions that have you concerned don’t contact me, call your vet! Rabbits are very sensitive creatures and need immediate professional care if something is seriously wrong. Think of it this way, if you’re concerned that something is wrong with your pet than that’s a good indication that you should probably seek help!
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