Rabbits as Pets?
Most people don’t get rabbits. I’d wager, recommending a pet rabbit to them is kind of like suggesting they form a relationship with an old sock. They don’t know how and they don’t see the point.
Thirty some years ago, I was clueless myself. I’d waited until after college to enhance my home with a pet, but which kind would be best? A dog didn’t seem practical, because I’d be leaving it alone all day. I was allergic to cats. In a magical moment that literally changed my life, my friend Rebecca said, “Why not get a rabbit?” The only pet rabbits I’d ever heard of were kept in cages in people’s back yards. “No”, she said, “you can litter train them.”
Those five words sent me on a lifelong journey that has always included rabbits. Back then, there was very little information available about pet rabbits. Today we know a lot more, and the information is literally a click away. In spite of that, most people are still right where I was back then.
Why are rabbits still widely viewed as boring fluff balls that do nothing but sit in cages?