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Also, I have a pamphlet typed up and on hand to give with a first rabbit and it includes good links, info about ARBA, showing, feeding, etc.
The Domestication of Cattle Cait
"In Cattle Cait country, you not feed rabbit, but rabbit feed you."
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I have recently decided on at least one rule for myself: that under no circumstances should Angoras be a first rabbit for someone. It worked out okay for me for 2 reasons...1)I had a REALLY good mentor just down the road; and 2)I'd raised a LOT of other animals over the years..from breeding to birth to death. But if I had it to do over again...I'd start with new Zealands or something that didn't require slightly extra nutrition, and grooming on TOP of everything else
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I am also very aware that means sometimes they won't want to.. well too damn bad. If you don't take care of your pet, you don't go play with your friends. Luckily, my kids are very into animal care and responsibility and I try to lead by example with my rabbits. I don't 'go play' until my animals chores are done. So, I believe you have to really look at the values the parent instills onto the child. PLUS! Never sell the rabbit right then. It is impulse buying. Give them some time(I also give a price list and list of local stores for all the supplies needed to care for a rabbit per month - as well as how often each thing needs to be done - cleaning litter box, cleaning cage, sanitizing bowls, etc) - Then, I make them wait a few days. People have time to think about it and some people change their minds and decide it is too much work for their little kids and them. Others know and are okay with the work and are fine waiting a few extra days... THOSE are the people you want to sell to. Impulse buyers for kids/pet rabbits are rarely good homes.
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Since I am kid, I always loved rabbits and got few of those walking around in my house. Rabbits are sociable animals that like to live together, both in the wild and as pet rabbits.
I always choose a dwarf rabbit, I think it's the perfect breed for little house/flat.
A pet rabbit for 6-years-old children would be a good idea, since rabbits are usually low-maintenance pets. They like to be picked up, held, snuggled, and can represent a source of discovery and learning opportunities for young children.
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