You can’t say the word "bunnies" and not have a smile on your face. Just stroking their soft fur, admiring their adorable ears and fluffy tail is certainly calming. Bunnies are wonderful house pets for families under the right conditions.
Children might be asking for a new bunny for Easter. John Reese, the ’s chief operating officer and a 17-year employee there, cradles TJ the bunny and offers these important tips families should consider to insure your family is prepared to adopt one of these sweet creatures.
Baby bunnies grow fast, should be spayed or neutered and their average life span is more than 10 years. Bunnies are a long time commitment; not just a holiday novelty.
It is recommended rabbits live indoors to maintain good health and keep them safe from predators. Rabbits are easily litter trained and instinctively chew hard surfaces (i.e. furniture), so hopping around the house should be done under supervision as rabbits are very curious. The Marin Humane Society socializes and exercises their adoptive rabbits in a rabbit romper room.
Still considering a bunny? Visit the Marin Humane Society’s webpage to view the bunny biographies by clicking here or visit to adopt one of these lovely little friends. Please note the rabbits photographed for this story might have been adopted already.