We know, you’re not a bunny person. We had to lead with the super sensational headline to get you guys to open this at all. After all, if you never had a rabbit why would you open it? Folks tend to think they know everything there is to know about pet rabbits but as a famous TV show once said…
To help everyone out, here’s five reasons you need a bunny. And we’re going to do this without puns about hopping or grabbing buns. Which is a lot harder than you would think.
We are, however, going to pepper this post with adorable bunny gifs.
1) Bunnies Have A Perfect Schedule For Busy Professionals And Families.
Myth: Bunnies are nocturnal and want nothing to do with you during daylight hours.
Fact: Ready for your fancy new word of the day? Crepuscular. Buns are crepuscular, which means they’re most active in the morning and in the evening. When you’re home from work and wanting to play with your bun or chill out and watch Netflix with them, they’re totally ready and on it. When you’re ready for bed, they’re ready for bed. When you’re at work, they’re having a snack, taking a nap, and thinking about all the cool stuff they’ll do with their hooman when you get home. So basically they’re a perfect fit for you.
2) The Bun Is Smarter Than You Think.
Myth: They’re untrainable and don’t do anything except sit and look cute.
Fact: They do sit and look cute, that’s true. The other part is sheer hooey. Bunnies can be clicker trained and do all sorts of cute tricks. They can learn to play fetch, do basic agility courses, all sorts of cute tricks. And they work for carrots – literally.
3) They’re The Perfect Housemate.
They’re neat. Most of our buns come litter trained – put a box in the corner and they’ll use it. They believe in recycling more than you do – they’d love to give those toilet paper tubes another life as a toy. They can shred a box into the perfect size to fit in even a tiny recycling bin. They’re quiet – no barking or meowing. They encourage healthy eating habits. If you’re buying them some kale and carrots you might as well make yourself a salad as well, right? Perfect housemates. Way better than that strange dude you roomed with in college who threw beer cans in the garbage and left half eaten pizza slices on the stove.
4) You Know You Want To Pat The Bunny.
So soft. So calm. Can’t you feel your stress level going down just watching someone pat the bunny? Forget the desk sand gardens and weird little chimey bells: it’s all about the bunny. Rabbits can be adorable, mischievous little nuggets that will keep you entertained for hours with their antics but they can also be soothing lap buddies and fellow TV binge watchers. If you think sitting on the sofa and patting the cat while watching an entire season of Orange Is The New Black is good therapy, you’ve never stroked bunny ears.
5) You Are Still Reading This.
Seriously, you’re five hundred words in right now. If you honestly had no interest whatsoever in bunnies, would you still be here? The gifs are great (huge kudos to our alumni Dewey The Earless Wonder for helping with them) but they’re not read-500-words-great. If you’ve made it this far it’s probably a sign that you really want a rabbit. We can help with that. Take a look at our buns. And let’s talk.
Through September 3rd we’ve made bunny love even easier – adoption fees are waived on all rabbits!