Furry Friday: Onyx is a Young Adult Rabbit Up For Adoption

Onyx is up for adoption at Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center.

 

Onyx is sweet and shy at first but loves to be petted.  He has had multiple families already & needs a FOREVER home! He would do best in a home with no small children or other rabbits.

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This time of year many people look to give rabbits as pets for Easter and while VBACC agrees that rabbits make great pets, they are not presents or toys and are a life-long commitment.

Here are some important facts about rabbits from the House Rabbit Society, a non-profit rabbit rescue and education organization:

  • Rabbits are not “low-maintenance” pets — they need as much care and attention as dogs and cats.

  • Rabbits need to live inside the home for their safety and health, with 2-4 hours of exercise time in a bunny-proofed environment each day.

  • Rabbits do better in a rabbit-proof room instead of a traditional cage, which does not provide the stimulation they need. They are very active and intelligent and can be litter box trained.

  • Rabbits need to be spayed/neutered to prevent cancer and unwanted litters. Up to 80% of female rabbits will develop uterine cancer by age 4-6 if not spayed.

  • Rabbits require a diet of hay, pellets, and fresh vegetables.

  • Rabbits need regular veterinary care by a vet with additional training in exotics.

  • Rabbits have an average lifespan of 8-14 years.

  • Rabbits need an adult as their primary caregiver.

If you are not able to properly care for a rabbit, please consider giving other rabbit or chick-themed gifts, such as a stuffed animal, Peeps or a chocolate rabbit, or a book about animals, instead of a live rabbit or chick this Easter.

If you are still interested in adopting Onyx, visit https://www.vbacac.com or call (757) 385-4444 to set up an appointment to visit.

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