Saturday, January 8, 2011
Pet Rabbits Beneficial To Women's Health
I've had pets my entire life - generally dogs and cats, but I've also had my share of hamsters, mice, fish and hermit crabs. BJC is my first house rabbit, and she has added to immeasurably to my life by bringing a sense of calm and quiet that I have not experienced with any other pet. So I was not surprised when I read that a study by the University of Missouri showed the presence of a rabbit gives women a sense of calmness and tranquility.
In particular, the study showed that women who had rabbits had better control of their emotions and behavior. Dr. Rebecca Johnson stated that the presence of a bunny in a household and the process of taking care of it facilitates social bonding and teaches women and girls how to better understand themselves and how to communicate with other people more effectively.
In addition, the relatively new technique of having bunnies present during consultation sessions with psychologists is becoming increasingly popular. Rabbits are also used as part of therapy to facilitate healing of serious illnesses in children and adolescents and to help them cope with a lack of confidence.
If you're looking for some bunny to love, please contact your local shelter or visit Petfinder.com.
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