NEWEST MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY
Meet the two newest members of our family: Banksky and Flash.Well, they’re not completely new to us, we’ve had them for 2 months. They are almost 4 months old now. They are Lionhead rabbits. We got them thinking that they would be great therapy pets for our 7 year old son. He was so excited for about a week. I’m so sad that the kids don’t take more interest in them already. But me, I feel like I’m getting more and more attached. Banksky (on the right) has a genetic tooth disorder. I’m not 100 % sure if it’s something we can handle or if we will have to return him to the breeder. We said we are going to return him, but I worry about what will happen to him, and to Flash. He will miss his brother. Bunnies are very social and can actually grieve themselves to death if something happens to another bunny that they’ve bonded with. However, we’ve already had to spend about $140 to have Banksky put to sleep to have his teeth clipped and the matted fur removed. He also had to have antibiotics. Poor thing! I know many people would read this and think that it’s crazy to spend that kind of money on a rabbit. But then there are others who wouldn’t think twice. I fall somewhere in the middle, which is part of why I’m having a hard time deciding what to do with Banksky. I can’t watch an animal suffer, but I’m also not for putting them to sleep if it’s something that can be handled some other way. A lot of people thought we were crazy for getting pet rabbits. Actually, we knew we were crazy too, but we thought it would help our son. I’m hoping that once they’re neutered (yes, bunnies can get neutered too), they will become even better pets for us. By the way, Flash is on his litter box in the picture. Haha. So there, you’ve possibly learned some interesting facts about bunnies today. They can make great pets, they can be litter box trained, and they can be spayed or neutered. If you have any unique pets, I’d love to hear about it in the comments section!