Joined: 05 Oct 2009 13:51 Posts: 933 Location: Lochmaben (scotland)
Lacey loves rabbits and would move into pets at home to be with them. Me and oh had originally agreed to get her a rabbit when she starts nursery in January, however at pets at home at the weekend he was checking out all the hutches and bits we would need, would love to get her one just now, but at 2.5 do you think she is ready for her own pet (obviously cleaning out would be mine and oh's job) we have both had rabbits when we were younger so it's not something we don't know about. I have come across someone selling the hutch we want and hutch hugger for £40 (would be £140 new) they have had it a year and sadly their rabbit died, is it hygienic to buy it??xxx
Joined: 29 Jun 2009 21:36 Posts: 8359 Location: South Shields - North East
I would say go for it. It teaches them responsibility in a way. Lewis has 2 fish, not the same as a rabbit but hey ho lol and he knows he has to feed them every morning and a tiny few at night. The first thing he does when he wakes up is says I feed the fishes me and Si clean out the tank because he's obviously too young. I know a few people with young children who have rabbits and they've never had any problems with them. I think so long as you keep their hutch cleaned out regularly they don't really smell? Sounds like your getting a bargain with that hutch too.
As long as you know she could probably get bored with the rabbit and it could live 10-12 years. All my hutches have been second hand, when I get them, and every time I clean them, I hose them. Up the walls as well as the floor.