Rabbits. Having more than one apparently bad (according to pet shop)?

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Rabbits. Having more than one apparently bad (according to pet shop)?

Post by soulphish on Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:05 am

My sister has a pet rabbit, but only one. I suggested getting a second one, and apparently she asked in the pet shop for two, but was told that "they don't do well together. One will always be dominant, and the other will live in misery because of this". Confused 

Now, I don't know rabbits very well, but to me this sounds like a load of horse.....Wink 

Can anyone please confirm that I am right? Or that the pet shop is right, if that is in fact true?

I've heard of people going into pet shops with reams of info for them on how to correctly look after a specific animal, so if I am right, and you know of a link that shows evidence of this - I would love to print it out and shove it at them.  Laugh 
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Post by JinX on Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:09 am

the best way to keep rabbits is a neutered male and a female. And yes you're right, rabbits need company Wink 
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Post by JinX on Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:10 am

here's your evidence: http://www.jspca.org.je/introducing_rabbits_fsheet.html

good luck!
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Post by soulphish on Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:14 am

Thanks JinX!

What about two males? Or two females?

She was also recommended to get a guinea pig as company? Out of the question? Or a sensible idea?
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Post by soulphish on Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:23 am

Never mind, your link says it!
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Post by JinX on Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:30 am

guinea pig definitely not, but you read that already i guess Smile
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Post by soulphish on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:41 am

Yes, thanks!

She is going to look into neutering her boy, and getting a girl to accompany him.

Thank you!!
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Post by JinX on Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:13 am

yeey great her boy is getting company! Good job! Smile 
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Post by KayleighsSanctuary on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:50 pm

be prepared for 2 cages though, alot of petshops have a no returns policy. maybe try a good rabbit breeder, they are usually more sympathic if a pairing doesnt work out.

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Post by JinX on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:53 pm

or a rabbitshelter
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Post by KayleighsSanctuary on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:57 pm

i know of one in limerick area (i think) she is very good if you want i can pass on your details :-)

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Post by katherine on Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:40 am

Oh my God! Can't believe a petshop would have this policy! Horrifying Sad I can imagine hundreds of idiots buy this crap without questioning. Poor bunnies.

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