Choosing a pet is a difficult task. From the cute and cuddly to the interesting, the exotic and even the entertaining, the animal kingdom is full of creatures great and small that can make wonderful pets.
One domestic pet that has long been a favourite with Australian animal lovers is the humble bunny rabbit. These adorable little furballs have so much going for them that our store is even named after them, and they’re certainly worth considering when choosing the right pet for your family.
So if you’re wondering whether a rabbit might be right for you, let’s take a look at the five biggest benefits of owning a pet rabbit. There are so many more reasons why rabbits make great pets, but we simply don’t have the space to list them all here.
Why do rabbits make great pets?
- They’re ridiculously cute. Okay, so you knew that already, but it’s a point we can’t help but repeat. There are few pets that could come close to challenging the rabbit for top spot in a cuteness competition. Those adorable ears, that cute little nose and that plush, fluffy coat all combine to create one gorgeous little package. And if you need any convincing of just how beautiful bunnies can be, just take a look at that photo above.
- They’re quiet. One of the biggest problems for first-time dog owners is their new pet’s incessant barking. They bark when they’re bored and when they’re excited, when they’re alone and when they’ve got visitors – in short, some dogs simply love barking any chance they get, which can obviously cause huge problems for owners. But this is where rabbits have a very big advantage, as they’re some of the quietest pets going around. Most rabbits make little or no noise, which is a huge plus if you live in an apartment or you have nosy neighbours who complain about even the slightest of issues.
- They don’t require a lot of maintenance. If you want to own a pet, you need to be willing and able to put in the time and hard work to make sure your furry friend stays healthy and happy. The great thing about rabbits is that they’re a whole lot easier to look after than many other common domestic pets. They’re relatively easy to train, remarkably clean if you give them a little bit of litterbox training, and you won’t need to spend countless hours ensuring their exercise needs are met. Rabbits are also excellent self-groomers, so brushing a few times a week is the only grooming you’ll need to do unless you own a long-haired breed. And to top it all off, rabbits really don’t take up all that much space in your home or yard.
- They come in a huge range of shapes, colours and sizes. If you haven’t had much experience with rabbits, you might not be fully aware just how much variety these cute little critters can offer animal lovers. There are more than 50 rabbit breeds out there providing just about every combination of colours, coat length and size that you can imagine. Each breed has its own unique temperament and ownership requirements, which means you can choose a rabbit breed that’s perfect for your lifestyle. Just make sure you do plenty of research before deciding on the right rabbit for your family.
- They’re full of personality. People who don’t know rabbits simply don’t understand just how much these perfect pets have to offer. But once you’ve introduced a rabbit to your family and spent some time bonding with your adorable new pet, it won’t take long for your bunny’s personality to shine through. Each pet rabbit has its own distinctive personality which you will come to know and love, just like you would expect when you own a dog or a cat. Rabbits can be some of the most affectionate, loyal and loving of pets going around. They love nothing more than interacting with people and spending quality time with you, which is exactly what you want from any pet.