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February is “Adopt a Rescued Rabbit” Month

Article contributed by:  Phyllis O'Beollain

February is ‘adopt a rescued rabbit month’ Why a rabbit? Rabbits are quiet, very clean, and don’t require annual vaccinations (they do require an annual checkup). They don’t require daily walks, they won't go after the postal carrier, they will use a litter box, and they are comforting, soothing friends.

As with any pet, you need to do thorough research on bunny basics to make sure a house rabbit is the right pet for you (rabbits are generally not good pets for younger children, as rabbits do not generally like being held and a rabbit's spine can be very severely damaged from being improperly held).

Top 10 Best Gift Ideas for Rabbit Lovers – 2016 Holiday Season

Rabbit Lover Gift Idea #1

Lina & Lily Cute Rabbit Bunny Print Infinity Scarf

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This rabbit print infinity scarf is very comfortable to wear, soft and adds perfection to your clothing.  You can prefer wearing the scarf either every day to work or on special occasions.  And a scarf is a great way to add style to your outfit.  Mix it up and make it different with our delicate scarf.

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Rabbit Lover Gift Idea #2

Bunny Family- Die Cut Vinyl Window Decal

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Made in USA!  

Top 11 Best Gift Ideas for You and Your Rabbit – 2013 Holiday Season

Bunny Holiday Gift Idea #1

 


Crazy Christmas Tree Rabbit Toy

We decorate our own trees with ornaments that remind us of our favorite things, and many times the ornaments are simply miniature toys!

The Crazy Christmas Tree took this same idea and applied it to your bunnies favorite things, toys!  This toy is shaped like a Christmas tree with Rabbit Toy pieces tied with sisal all over.  Great for heavy chewers and to give your bunnies home a festive look during the holiday season!
 
Lola LOVES hers!!

 

Christmas for Homeless Bunnies – 2013 Toys for Hops Drive

Donate Toys to Homeless Rabbits
and We'll MATCH Your Donation!


This year many rabbits will be enjoying Christmas with their families.  They will get gifts and lots of love and kisses on Christmas morning.

Unfortunately there will be many more bunnies sitting in rescues and shelters on Christmas morning with no family to love them.  These bunnies are very well taken care of by the rescues who saved them, but funds are tight and many times only the necessities can be provided. 

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Baskets for Bunnies has again decided that this Christmas season shelter bunnies should receive Christmas presents too.

Midwest Bunfest in Columbus Ohio – Nov 2, 2013

This festival is just what you and your rabbit(s) have been waiting for! Rabbit festivites for the day will include the Bunny Spa for your rabbit, vendors with specialty rabbit products, educational sessions by rabbit experts, rabbits looking for a forever homes, and lots of people who love to talk about rabbits and much more!

Plus HappyRabbitToys.com will be there with select toys at discounted prices!  This is a great way to see the most popular handmade rabbit toys up close and in person.
 

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New Rabbit Shelter in Ohio

Good news for us here in Ohio, we have a new Rabbit Shelter!

"This Week Community News" reported on this.  Here is a quick excerpt:
 

"In what's being billed as a first for Ohio, homeless rabbits will have their very own place to stay — until someone comes along, becomes captivated by all that cuteness and simply has to give the animal a forever home.

Officials with Ohio House Rabbit Rescue, a nonprofit organization founded four years ago, have taken a hop of faith from volunteers caring for unwanted bunnies in their homes to a bricks-and-mortar adoption center.

“Do I Buy an Easter Bunny?” – An article to share with your friends

Article written and submitted by Sandra Lee from Wheek Wheek Thump

So it’s pretty much that time of year again –

When people begin to realize that bunnies DO exist as pets…decide they need one… for their children… because a bunny is like a hamster….. right? Wrong!

Wake up and smell the fresh air. Bunnies are living, breathing animals. Not only do they need to be cared for properly but almost always by an adult. You want your child to be responsible? Bring them to volunteer at your local Humane Society with the bunnies! Before making the decision to bring a pet rabbit into your home for good. As they are called Forever Homes for a reason!

Christmas for Homeless Bunnies – 2012 Toys for Hops Drive

Toys for Hops Christmas Rabbit Toy Donation

This year many rabbits will be enjoying Christmas with their families.  They will get gifts and lots of love and kisses on Christmas morning.

Unfortunately there will be many more bunnies sitting in rescues and shelters on Christmas morning with no family to love them.  These bunnies are very well taken care of by the rescues who saved them, but funds are tight and many times only the necessities can be provided. 

Baskets for Bunnies has again decided that this Christmas season shelter bunnies should receive Christmas presents too.

Rabbit Survey Results

 

Last week we had a survey for both our Rabbit Blog (this one) and our Rabbit Toy Website (see it here).

We had over 300 respondents and a TON of great ideas!  But before I give you some of the results of the survey and the winners of our Drawing and "The Best Idea", I would like to say a few things.

First of all, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!  It always touches me that our customers and readers care enough to give us a helping hand when we ask for it.  We where really lost as to what direction we should be taking and the survey gave us a much clearer vision.  

Homeless Man Saves Pet Rabbit from Liffey River in Ireland

How far would you go to save your bunny from a life threatening situation?  
 
The following news article is over a year old but I just recently found it.  I am amazed by the dedication of this man to his animals and the true love they share!
 

"John Byrne doesn’t claim to possess much in life — he has been homeless for more than two decades and has no job — but at least he has his pets, his beloved possessions: two dogs and Barney, his bunny.

Massive Rabbit Rescue Effort in California

Bunnies in Ontario California need help!  Caroline Charland of Bunny Bunch is reaching out for support in a massive rabbit rescue effort like she has never seen before.

From The Daily Bulletin:

"More than 200 domestic rabbits – some with broken limbs and missing ears – have been breeding in unsanitary conditions and have migrated to adjacent businesses.

'This is the largest rescue in California, if not one of the largest in the U.S.,' said Charland, the founder of Montclair-based Bunny Bunch.  Charland contends people have been dumping their domestic rabbits there for two decades.

Rabbit Obesity a Growing Trend

In our culture today most of us are struggling with our weight.  Since our pets live so close to us it is no wonder they are experiencing the same problems.  For the past several years dog and cat obesity has been widely recognized.  

The online newspaper Adelaide Now recently featured a vet in Australia that is trying to bring public attention to the issue of rabbit obesity.  And she has some unique solutions she's using in her practice!

The story from Adelaide Now:

"OVERFED rabbits are joining the ranks of the nation's obese pets and some are taking part in animal weight-loss programs to help shed excess fat.

Rabbit Cafe’s in Japan – Bring Your Own Bunny

Can Rabbit Cafe's in Japan reduce stress and increase quality of life for Tokyo residents?

Over the past year Japan has seen a surgence in the number of "Rabbit Cafe's".  Much like Cat Cafe's, the Rabbit Cafe allows patrons to snuggle with a bunny even though they can not have one themselves.  Since most Japanese apartments do not allow pets, the citizens have resorted to cafe's where they can find the joy and relaxation only a pet can bring.

Watch the video below to experience a Rabbit Cafe yourself and learn the new meaning of BYOB!
 

Herman Cain Rabbit Ad Glorifies Animal Cruelty? (Video)

WARNING:  The video below contains implied graphic images of violence towards rabbits

At what point does implied animal abuse cross the line?  Herman Cain was a Republican candidate for the presidential run before pulling out last December.  While he has been quiet the last several months, this month he started to resurface with a series of ads with the intention of illustrating the dangers of "our economy on stimulus".  

Perhaps you remember the "Your brain on drugs" ads from the 80's?  Well it appears Herman has his own spin on the vintage commercial. Only this time, instead of using a lifeless egg, he is using live animals to make his point.

Bob Barker and His Bunny “Mr Rabbit”

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 photo, retired game show host Bob Barker holds his 8-year-old rabbit, Mr. Rabbit, at his home in Los Angeles. Barker would like his rabbit to spend more time in its litter box. And Mr. Rabbit's resolution for Barker? What else? "To continue urging folks to have their pets spayed and neutered, including rabbits."

Future Study of Rabbit Relinquishment

By Tasha Welch

My name is Tasha Welch, I am a 4th year BSc.H. Animal Biology student
at the University of Guelph. Over the past 3 months I have been
reviewing literature on the positive and negative implications of the
human – animal bond and discovered there is little research on rabbit
ownership and relinquishment. This lack of research, and my love for
rabbits, has inspired me to develop and conduct my own study in this
field.