Someone bought a bunny for their kid after spending a while following mine and is now asking for help because of how it's behaving
I have literally spent 6 years loudly telling people DON'T GET A BUNNY like it's literally one of the big social media agendas I have ffs
They are expensive, they die easily, you will probably be at the vet a lot, there's a good chance it hates you, you need two of them unless you're there all the time, it needs a lot of space, it will throw tantrums and eat your house. Bunnies are bigger dickheads than cats, and growing up with 22 cats (my family home was basically a foster centre) I am very aware what assholes cats are
I wrote a post on keeping bunnies years ago that has talked dozens of people out of getting them after realising they're woefully under prepared, it's used to teach staff in a few of pet shops and a rescue centre.
The thought process was literally just about how cute Tasty Soup is. I am pissed.
SHE'S TAKING IT BACK
She admitted she's not prepared and didn't know nearly enough, wouldn't have got one if she knew
This is a brilliant result because it was beginning to sound like a perfect recipe for neglect. It's outside in a hutch alone and she said herself she was concerned she wouldn't have enough time and the kid would get bored.
Being taken back it'll hopefully have a second chance with someone more able and happy to care for it
@sophia any time someone suggests rabbits, rodents, or exotic animals as "beginner pets" for kids, i die a little inside
@sophia They, a genius : "Clearly all that scaremongering is just a ploy to monopolize all the bun-having"
if only, IF ONLY there were some way she could have known that beforehand. 😩
@jackdaw_ruiz just glad she's been willing to read up and listen instead of leaving a bun to die alone in a hutch, which is what it was sounding like would happen. So glad it'll get another chance at something better.
@sophia love a happy ending!
@sophia Probs. a side-issue to you guys, I know, but "dickheads"? "Arseholes"? We keep 'em in a cage, control their entire environment, we even have 100% veto power over their sexuality - but they're the dickheads for not seeing eye-to-eye with us?!
(Don't mean to hijack the thread; know this isn't the point of your discussion. Just needed to vent. Hope that's cool.)
@ej yeah I'm not having this discussion
@sophia Totally fair enough! Have a good one.
@sophia 📣 📣 📣 📣 📣 📣 RABBITS ARE NOT SUITABLE PETS FOR CHILDREN
@neoncoughh she wanted something her kid could hug
WHEN HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ME GET TO HUG THEM
@sophia *sigh* if you want a rabbit you can hug whenever you want, just get a rabbit stuffed toy
@sophia @guildencrantz I tell people thinking about a bun: they will destroy everything you love, they are messy, they are expensive, and if they wanna hang out with you, it's usually on the floor. I love my bunnies and I will probably have more throughout my life, but they are NOT EASY PETS. Poor neglected buns :( Wish I could save 'em all.
@sophia @neoncoughh dear lord. Yes, at that point yes: Licensing is reasonable. In retrospect I'm truly horrified that we got a living animal because my 9-year-old brother was able to get a ping-pong in a floating cup. Of course it's also times like these where I realize my parents were Good People for putting up with that surprise for like a decade.
@sophia 0_0 I must have had some strange bunnies growing up because they loved attention. They would stretch out like scarves and sleep on my chest or shoulder. Never destroyed anything etc.
@sophia Maybe they just really liked me because I would let them play in our huge backyard for half the day supervised. I don't know... I'll be rethinking bunny behavior over the next few days.
@RadioAngel yeah that's really rare, most don't like being off the floor and even the most affectionate usually get a temper quite regularly
@sophia I'm definitely going to consider myself lucky then. Because they were great. If I was outside, twatching them, they would run over, hop up, and stretch out to be petted or take a nap.
sparkle sparkle, bitches