Rabbits are cuddly, cute, and better suited to happily living indoors during winter than most people may be aware, says SPCA Auckland.
“You can adopt one of our rabbits and ‘rabbit proof’ your home pretty easily so your new pet can live entirely indoors until the weather improves,” says SPCA Auckland CEO Christine Kalin.
“Even an apartment can be ideal – so long as your rabbit can’t fall off your balcony.
“To prepare your home for your rabbit, simply remove chewable items – especially electrical cords – from their reach and set aside a caged area in a tiled room as their ‘base camp’.
“Once settled, a rabbit will often join you on the sofa and hang out with you pretty much like a cat – providing an incredibly soft, warm, and cuddly companion during the cold winter months.”
Bunnies thrive on love and attention so they really enjoy being indoors and ‘part of the family’. If you’re often out at work, you can still become a rabbit owner by picking up a de-sexed pair from SPCA Auckland so they can keep each other company while you aren’t there.
“They provide hours of entertainment for the whole family because they’re intelligent and easy to train,” says Christine Kalin. “For instance, you can set up a confidence course inside their pen and train them to run through tunnels and jump hurdles.”
View all the rabbits available for adoption at SPCA Auckland.