Did you know...?

Rabbit Haven's goal is to educate those who already share or are considering sharing their home and heart with a bun. Listed below are facts that relate to rabbits. Some of these you may already know and others just might surprise you.

  • Rabbits have a life expectancy of 9-10 years. Some have been known to make it 16 or more years!
  • Unspayed female rabbits run up to a 90% chance of developing ovarian cancer.
  • Unaltered males are more aggressive and will spray to mark their territory.
  • Intact animals are almost impossible to litter train.
  • Rabbits have a very fragile skeleton and can easily be seriously injured by small, inexperienced hands.
  • Rabbits, unlike cats, are not comfortable with their feet off the ground and their sharp claws may injure you.
  • Rabbits generally don't bite but may out of fear or anger.
  • Rabbits require specialized veterinary care which may be expensive and difficult to find.
  • Rabbits require a specialized diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables. Pellets were created for breeders and are not a healthy diet for a house rabbit.
  • Rabbit poop makes wonderful fertilizer for your garden.
  • Rabbits need access to Timothy Hay 24 hours a day.
  • Rabbits are social animals that require a good deal of your attention in addition to a companion.
  • Domestic rabbits released in the wild typically survive 24 hours or less.
  • Rabbits have continually growing teeth and must have appropriate chew toys of their own or they will find something of yours to chew on.
  • Rabbits need a minimum of four hours of supervised exercise time a day.
  • A rabbit's pregnancy lasts 28-31 days and an average litter has 6-10 babies.
  • Pet rabbits are very social and in order to fully enjoy them, they need to live in your home with you.
  • Rabbits kept in hutches outside are not safe. They are subject to predators the elements and being frightened to death. Also, rabbits kept outside can be forgotten - out of sight; out of mind.
  • Rabbits require fresh water and clean bowls daily. If you won't drink out of it, neither should they.
  • Rabbits are typically quiet and make great apartment pets.
  • Rabbits are social creatures who need a companion, not only for their emotional well-being but also for their health.
  • Rabbits need regular grooming which includes brushing, nail trimming, ear checking and scent gland cleaning.
  • Anywhere a bunny is allowed to run in your home must be bunny-proofed. They are attracted to houseplants and electrical cords.
  • Rabbits make loving companions.
  • Rabbits are ideal pets for vegetarians they can eat dinner with you!
  • Rabbits are intelligent, personable, inquisitive and amusing companions. When bun's housing is maintained properly, they are nearly odorless.
  • Rabbits should never be left unattended with other animal family members; even acts of play can result in someone being injured.
  • If you're considering adopting a rabbit, please check you local shelters and rescue organizations for adoptable rescue rabbits instead of supporting pet stores and breeders.