Petfinder.com - February is Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month, and here are 10 reasons rescued rabbits make great pets:
1) Rabbits are the perfect pets for those who may not have time for daily walks. Like cats, rabbits can be litter trained very easily.
2) Many people who are allergic to dogs and cats are not allergic to rabbits.
3) Rabbits are uniquely talented comedians. Binkies, bunny flops and bunny 500s are just some of the quirky and amusing habits of the house bunny.
4) Rabbit schedules match up with people schedules. Rabbits are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk, which corresponds well with the times most of us are starting our day or getting home from work.
5) Rabbits help you get healthy. Having a pet who encourages you to stock your fridge with fresh fruits and vegetables is good for everybody - vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
6) Rabbits make great pets for city dwellers. They stay in large cages or puppy pens during the day when you're gone and love to come out to romp around in bunny-proofed rooms when you're home.
7) Rabbits have long lifespans compared to other small animals. They can live 10-12 years if provided with a proper diet and care.
8) Rabbits are heroic. In the wild, rabbits communicate with each other about perceived dangers by thumping their back legs; astute house bunnies will provide you with a similar security system.
9) Rabbits are great listeners. They also make excellent snugglers with their extra-soft fur and loving nature. What more could you ask for from a friend?
10) Rabbits need homes too. Perhaps the best reason to adopt a bunny is that there are so many waiting for forever homes. In fact, after dogs and cats, rabbits are the third most abundant adoptable pet.
The bunnies pictured above are Snap, Crackle and Pop. They are available for adoption through the Animal Rescue League of Western PA. If you have room in your heart and your home for a new bunny friend, please contact your local animal shelter or visit Petfinder.com.