Many of our adopters and several neighborhood kids play with our rabbits. Some help at shows and some are partners, raising bunnies to show and for pets. Almost every day our neighborhood kids come over, feed the rabbits then choose some bunnies to hold. This makes for very tame bunnies at adoption time. I love it, they love it, the bunnies enjoy it. Everybody's happy.
Some people think that kids should not have a rabbit. I believe with proper training and supervision that a rabbit can make a great pet. They are clean, fun and friendly. Kids need to learn and be reminded how to pick up and place the rabbit down properly. (See my videos for examples). Children should be supervised and their care for the rabbit monitored. A house rabbit will have more interaction with the family than a yard rabbit. Rabbits are very social animals, before you adopt be sure your family will spend a lot of time with the rabbit you choose. Learn about rabbits from the House Rabbit Society's Web page at http://www.rabbit.org. Yard rabbits can get neglected after a time so house bunnies are usually more happy than those left alone.
Note: Dear rabbit rescue people; please do not be concerned. Our bunnies were raised here and enjoy being handled, as they were handled since birth. You love bunnies, I love bunnies too. This is the perfect opportunity for children to learn something about them in a structured, safe way. It also has the opportunity of children being able to have the bunny experience without necessarily adopting one. This is a win-win experience.
We also give birthday parties and events so kids can meet rabbits with a bunny petting zoo or educational experience in a healthy and safe way. See my Birthday Parties and Events link on the top left links.
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