Animal Life
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Fri February 28, 2014

Animal Life: Hopping Into The World Of Pet Rabbits

Bounce with me... Animal Life: Hopping Into The World Of Pet Rabbits
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Let's play Jeopardy!. These four-legged animals need daily interaction with humans, lack survival instincts to live in the wild, are easily frightened by children, and love to chew on electric cords.

What are... rabbits!

A large number of rabbits end up in animal shelters every year because owners underestimate the time and care required to maintain them. But it's not all work and responsibility. One upside to rabbits is that they can actually be litter box trained, just like cats!

Healthy rabbits can live from eight to 14 years, so it's not a commitment to take lightly. Make sure you know what you're getting into before taking the leap. Or should we say... hop. 

You can find more information on caring for pet rabbits here and here.


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