Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wabbit Wednesday - Clara

Meet Clara, Rabbit of the Week at Western PA Humane Society. She is a two year old brown and white Rhinelander rabbit.

Clara was found by another rescue organization who took her to WPHS so she could have the best chance possible of finding her forever home.

She is a very sweet and gentle lady who enjoys quality time with her family, being petted, and hopping around finding adventure. This little girl would do well in just about any home!

Things to remember prior to adopting a rabbit:
  • Rabbits should be kept indoors only. Predators can break into an outdoor cage, and even if they do not catch the rabbit, it can still die from shock. 
  • Rabbits need a cage large enough to stand up, lay down and move around, as well as an indoor bunny-proofed area to explore. Rabbits need at least 3-4 hours of exercise daily. 
  •  Rabbits can be litter trained. You will need at least two litter boxes (one for inside the cage and one for the exercise area). AVOID cedar or pine shavings because they are hazardous to a rabbit's health.
  • A rabbit's diet consists of unlimited fresh water, timothy hay, dark leafy greens, and one quarter cup of high quality pellets for every 5 pounds of body weight. 
  •  Rabbits are ground loving creatures so not all rabbits tolerate being held. Get down on the floor and let your rabbit come to you.
  •  Rabbits should have an annual checkup and may require teeth trims. A veterinarian specializing in exotic pet care is needed.
  • Rabbits have an 8-12 year life span, and like all pets, are not disposable. Be prepared to make a 10 year commitment when adopting a rabbit. 

If you have room in your heart and your home for this pretty lady, contact Western PA Humane Society or visit to find an adoptable rabbit near you.


  1. Oh, Clara is a doll! I have never had a rabbit myself, but I think they seem so precious. Great advice for anyone considering adopting one of these cuties. I hope Clara finds her forever home soon. :)

  2. Oh what a doll she is too. Her face with those markings make her seem all that much more precious.

  3. Kari - actually it is possible to have rabbits and dogs. I know several people that do! You just need to make sure that they are carefully supervised when they are together. If you are interested in learning more about rabbits and dogs, visit Carrie Boyko is an experienced rabbit and dog owner.