These 5 little cuties are the newest additions to Luv A Bun. Meet the gang: Korra, Aang, Sokka, Toph,Katara. They are precious, docile, and cuddly and can’t wait to meet their furever family. They are being fostered at Pets Supply Plus on Lantana and Jog. Stop in to see them and also maybe do some shopping. Pet stores that support rescues instead of mills deserve lots of business!!! Pet Supply Plus is taking care of them, however, the entire adoption process is through Luv A Bun Rabbit Rescue, so please contact us for adoption information.
Rabbits are known for being social animals that enjoy the company of other bunnies. When they bond with another bunny, this bond lasts for life and the bond they form is remarkably deep. Separating a bonded pair is very traumatic for the animals and should not done, if at all possible. When one of the pair dies the survivor can go through a period of grieving and there are instances where the remaining bun will also die within a short time after losing his or her bond mate.
What most people do not know is that bunnies will bond to other species of animals. It is more common for them to bond to cats than dogs and introducing a bun to these predatory species must be done very carefully. Please see our write up on bunny bonding under Rabbit Care if you are considering bonding two rabbits, introducing buns to other animals should be done with extreme caution. It is also worth noting that a single bunny will bond to his or her human companion as best they can, it is really a matter of how much time and effort the people can put forth for the rabbit.
Pictured is a bonded cat and bunny that is up for adoption at the Humane Society of Broward County. These two illustrate the fact that buns do bond with other species and should not be separated, if at all possible.
If you are interested in adopting this wonderful pair, here is a link to the B.H.S. wed site – Broward Humane Society
One of the most important things we do here at Luv-a-Bun is educate people about the proper care of rabbits.
Our volunteers have given educational presentations to a variety of groups and are always looking for new groups, or even individuals, who are interested in learning about these complex animals.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a note in the comments section, if you are interested in having Luv-a-Bun do a presentation on rabbit care for your group, class, or club. If you are an individual looking for more information and assistance on rabbit care please read the section here on rabbit care and then feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns about caring for your bun.
Spaying or neutering your bunny is important for many reasons. First, it will prevent the birth of more bunnies – which there is such and overabundance one to which we certainly do not need to contribute. Second, it is important for health reasons. Female rabbits who are not spayed are most certainly going to get cancer. The third reason is it keeps the males from spraying and marking their territory. It also helps the females with their moody hormonal cycles.
Many people are realizing that spaying or neutering your pet bunny is a priority and we have received many requests for information on low-cost clinics. Below is a list of low-cost clinics where you can get your bunny fixed.
Royal Palm Beach
Luv A Pet Surgical Mash Unit is a non-profit mobile spay and neuter clinic that services dogs, cats and rabbits. The best way to make an appointment with Luv A Pet is through contacting Barbara through email at email@example.com. For more information please visit their website at www.luvapet.net.
Dr. Marc Kramer and The Meow Mobile is a non-profit mobile pet spay and neuter clinic that fixes cats and rabbits.
(305) 233 – 9958 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.meowmobile.com/Miami_Meow_Mobile/Kramer.html
Tri-County Animal Hospital is a bit north but when the other clinics are full it may be worth the drive if you need to get your bunny fixed quickly. The price is $180 which is more than the low cost clinics but certainly lower than most vet clinics.
Tri-County Animal Hospital Fort Pierce, FL 34950 772-461-1311
A week after Easter, the candy will be forgotten. Sadly, so will the rabbit. Thousands of bunnies are bought for children at Easter only to find two months later, the shelters and rescues are inundated with people wanting to get “rid” of their Easter Bunny. The novelty of the cute bunny in the basket has gone and the love and devotion the children professed , sadly, has all worn away. Rabbits require and deserve love and proper care just like any other pet. Please encourage parents, relatives, and friends to buy chocolate or toy bunnies to decorate their Easter baskets instead of a real bunny. www.makeminechocolate.org
Even though rabbits make great pets, anyone considering adopting a rabbit should do their research first. Make sure you have the time and energy to commit to their care. Rabbits are not “low maintenance” pets. They live an average of 10-12 years and are fragile animals who need special care and have special veterinary needs. They require a lot of socialization and cannot be confined to a cage all time.
Rabbits may not grow up to be the cute and cuddly creatures portrayed on greeting cards and are not always child-friendly pets. They tend to become easily frightened when picked up or restrained and may scratch or bite. Their instinct is to run away or bite when approached suddenly or when confronted by loud noises. Young children may find it difficult to interact with a rabbit and become disappointed when they realize they cannot hold and cuddle their new furry friend.
If after doing your research you decide that you can make the lifetime commitment to the care and maintenance of a bunny, please fill out an adoption application and…we look forward to hearing from you!
If you decide that a rabbit is not the right pet for you and your family, please make this Easter a chocolate Easter!
We just love hoppy endings!! Here is an update from Peter and his new family. Also, here is a picture of another bunny who found his perfect hoppy ending – Zuko and his new friend, Rifka.
“Peter asked me to write to you and tell you that he is doing great! He wants to say hi to you and to the other bunnies waiting to be adopted! He says that it is great and don’t be scared! People will do whatever you want them to when you are this cute!! haha He loves his new cage, and likes to go exploring in the living room. He refuses to touch the linoleum, so he won’t go in the kitchen or hallway, haha. He is a carpet only bunny. He loooves his head and chin petted so much he comes right up to us and asks for lovin all of the time. Out of the cage he has been sooo good, and isn’t scared hardly at all. He lays down next to us on the floor and will almost go to sleep he gets so relaxed. It is so cute!”
Zuko has found his new forever friend with this special young lady, Rifka.
Please make adoption your option and choose to adopt instead of shop. There are too man;y homelss bunnies needing homes. The pet stores make it all too easy for unsuspected walk-ins to fall in love with the 4 week old babies they have for sale. We don’t have any 4 week old babies for adoption but we surely do have a lot of awesome bunnies who desire deserve a home of their own.
Take some time and read through the website to see if a rabbit is the right pet for you and your family. If you feel a rabbit is the right pet for you, please fill out an applcation. I look forward to hearing from you!