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Have a question about your rabbit? Maybe you're a new rabbit owner, an aspiring rabbit owner, or want to get some advice about something you're currently experiencing with your rabbit. Or maybe you want to get in touch with us about something else, like an event or a problem with the website.
All care, behavior, and general bunny questions are welcome -- and one of our experts will get back to you as soon as they can!
If your question is about an urgent health issue, please follow the instructions on our Rabbit Emergency Information page.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I want to adopt a bunny. How do I adopt? Keep in mind that rabbits are happier with a friend, so we only adopt out in pairs. If you currently have a bunny, you can check out our singles looking for a friend. If you don’t have any rabbits, you can check out our available pairs. Sorry, we do not bond custom pairs. The adoption fee for a friend for your bunny is $150 and the fee for a pair is $200. All of our bunnies are spayed/neutered and vaccinated for RHDV-2 before going to their forever home. We strongly recommend doing some research on rabbit.org before considering bringing pet rabbits home.
Do you have any baby bunnies to adopt? Sorry, no – we do not adopt out babies. All of our bunnies must be spayed/neutered before going home. Males can be neutered at about 3 months and females can be spayed at about 6 months of age.
Why can’t I just adopt one bunny from you? Rabbits are much happier with a friend. Since we strive to do what’s best for our bunnies, we only adopt out in pairs. Adopters without a bunny must choose from our existing pairs – sorry, we cannot bond custom pairs for adopters. Adopters looking to find a friend for their existing bunny can choose from our available bachelors and bachelorettes!
Why don’t you adopt rabbits as children’s pets? While we encourage the adoption of our rabbits as family pets, we do not adopt rabbits specifically as children’s pets. Children can certainly help with day-to-day tasks, but make no mistake: parents, these will be your pets. Children will inevitably lose interest and cannot be trusted to look for the subtle and intricate changes in behavior that may indicate health problems. Contrary to popular belief, rabbits do not like to be picked up and carried around. They will kick and scratch – they can injure themselves and the child. We pour our hearts into these rabbits, and our goal is to find them the best possible forever home. They are not tools to teach kids “responsibility”. Another thing to keep in mind is that rabbits have a typical lifespan of 10-12 years (and as long as 15!). Your child will likely be leaving home for college while the rabbits are still alive.
I need to rehome my rabbit. Can I drop the rabbit off at your shelter? No. We have very limited space and need to prioritize emergency situations. We can place your rabbit on our waitlist, but it may be many months before a space opens up. We cannot guarantee that we will take your rabbit. You can also visit https://www.rmhrr.org/rehoming for more suggestions. If you are rehoming due to aggressive behavior, spaying/neutering your rabbit will likely curb this behavior. Our bunny experts are happy to offer advice to help keep your bunny in your home.
I found a nest of baby wild rabbits and think they’re abandoned. Can you help? We are only licensed to deal with domestic pet rabbits, not wild rabbits. If the rabbits are injured/in distress, please contact Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Here are some tips on determining whether they are in distress or abandoned: https://www.greenwoodwildlife.org/wildlife-emergency/i-found-an-animal/found-a-mammal/found-a-bunny/
I found a stray domestic rabbit. Will you take it? We are only able to take in rabbits as space allows. If we do not have space, we will refer you to a local shelter. If you can keep the bunny for a period of time, we may be able to help with supplies until space opens up at our shelter.
Can I drop by the shelter to visit the bunnies? We do not have open shelter hours as we are an all-volunteer organization. Visits for adoption are by appointment only after you have been approved for adoption. Our Binky Boutique shop is open every Saturday from 10am-2pm. We would also love to have you volunteer!
Will you bring bunnies to visit our school/nursing home/special event? These will be considered on a case-by-case basis, so please inquire. Our focus is education about the proper care of house rabbits. We do not “rent” out our rabbits for Easter or other events. We are happy to participate in adoption events, but we do not do on-site adoptions. All of our adopters must go through a stringent screening and education process before adopting.
Can you spay/neuter my rabbit? We are not veterinarians and cannot perform spay/neuter surgeries. We do recommend that all pet rabbits be spayed/neutered to prevent unwanted litters, help with behavioral issues, and prevent certain cancers. Currently, Humane Society of Boulder Valley and SpayToday offer low-cost spay/neuter programs for rabbits. It is extremely important to have the surgery performed by a vet who is knowledgeable about rabbits.