It can be tempting to impulsively buy lop-eared rabbits because of their adorable looks, but consider if this is the right pet for you before you purchase it. Rabbits live for around nine to eleven years, and require attention and care for all of these years. Other things to keep in mind include:
- A rabbit can be expensive to care for if they have a health problem with the initial costs can be $50 or more, and general care will cost more than $30 every month.
- Rabbits are wonderful animals with unique personalities, and they need an owner who is truly prepared.
- Ensure that the local vets can supply you with care and treatment for your rabbit if he/she becomes ill or injured.
-Purchase a rabbit-
Find a breeder in your area who sells rabbits, or consider giving an older rabbit a home first.
- The common misconception is that a rabbit needs to be purchased between 8-12 weeks because it is easier to bond with them as they will rely on you more. You should be wary of anyone selling a French lop Before it is 12 weeks old. Depending on the individual animal, it can be life or death. They have very touchy digestive systems that are not fully developed until they reach 12 weeks and Bloat and Failure to thrive are just a couple of the severe problems they can have if sold too early.
-Choose a rabbit that is healthy-
- The rabbit's eyes should be clean and so should the back end and it should have a healthy coat, dry nose and ALWAYS check their teeth to make sure they are straight and line up properly.