View Full Version : Will you get more rabbits when yours pass on?

07-08-2010, 12:10 PM
I know we all love our bunnies but wondering how many of us will continue to keep them when our current ones have gone to the bridge.

BB Mommy
07-08-2010, 12:12 PM
At the moment I don't think I'll have anymore of my own, but instead will use the accommodation for sanctuary buns........but we'll have to see if I can resist:lol:

07-08-2010, 12:13 PM
For us it depends on what comes our way- I think there will alway be a poorly bun needing a home.

07-08-2010, 12:17 PM
Eventually I would like to reduce my numbers and just have two giants. Wont be for a long time though as Dutchie is my oldest bun and he is only 3

07-08-2010, 12:19 PM
Yeeeeesssssssssssss! So long as I have the funds and the space, there will be bunnies in my life :love:

Blackberry & Co
07-08-2010, 12:26 PM
Yeeeeesssssssssssss! So long as I have the funds and the space, there will be bunnies in my life :love:

Same here :D

07-08-2010, 12:42 PM
No, right now I don't think I'll get another bun when mine pass. (Hopefully in MANY years time.)

07-08-2010, 12:47 PM
a huge massive YUP :love: :love:

07-08-2010, 12:48 PM
The thing I have found is when one passes they're usually in a pair so they're the ones who need to companion not me. Unless both of them pass at the same time (which is unlikely) I think I will always get a new bunny when another passes on :)

07-08-2010, 12:49 PM

07-08-2010, 12:49 PM
Def a yes, can't imagine being without bunnehs now! :love::love:

07-08-2010, 12:50 PM
Yes definitely I think I was always have two:love:

07-08-2010, 12:50 PM
Yep, I couldnt imagine life without them. But no more than 2. Same with the guinea pigs -- I can cope with numbers I have now, but 4 furry hay eating animals would be so much easier on the pocket.

07-08-2010, 12:52 PM
The thing I have found is when one passes they're usually in a pair so they're the ones who need to companion not me. Unless both of them pass at the same time (which is unlikely) I think I will always get a new bunny when another passes on :)

I think this must be really tricky for people who want to stop keeping them.
I've decided when we get down to one that we will probably take him/her to a rescue but who knows whether I'd be able to do it when push comes to shove.

07-08-2010, 12:57 PM
Probably, I say that because it really depends on circumstances at the time aswell, I have no intention of ever ever not having the ones I have now, they are here till death us do part, I need to find a wife for Gizmo and then it's two pairs who are relatively young, so more after them, not sure, my dog is eleven atm and showing signs of decline so same after she goes, might have a break tbh get some holidays in, not sure so can't tick any of the options sorry. I can only say I don't envisage my life not having dogs or rabbits but, possibly a break in between of a couple of years will be in order.

07-08-2010, 12:57 PM
Yes i definitely will always keep rabbits i think from now on, providing i have the correct funds. They give me so much joy i would be lost without them, i just love caring for them.

07-08-2010, 12:59 PM
Yeeeeesssssssssssss! So long as I have the funds and the space, there will be bunnies in my life :love:

Same for me too. A garden looks empty without a hutch and some bunnies running round. More plentiful in terms of plants and flowers, perhaps...:lol:


Bunny Buddy
07-08-2010, 01:01 PM
There will always be a place for a needy bunneh here :love::love:

I'm more likely to stick to 4 maximum in the future, definitely won't go above 6 (though I have heard others say things like that :?).

07-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Yes I would have more bunnies. I have 2 singles at present and I won't get anymore until both of them have passed away (I don't ever want them to go though :cry:).

Next time I would ensure I adopt an already bonded pair and keep them in my living room or in the spare room whichever is better for us at the time.

07-08-2010, 01:41 PM
I just recently did get two more when mine passed on.

07-08-2010, 01:48 PM
I said yes- although i don't want to get any of my own- i'd rather just have a sanctuary full of rescue bunnies- i know i'll probably have atleast one house rabbit. I think i'll find it hard not to replace my bunnies. I don't want them to pass on ever,but they will- and i love being surrounded by animals, so i imagine i would do.

07-08-2010, 01:56 PM
i won't. partly because of my age - i'm 52, and matthew and tabitha are only just three. also because of the cost - insurance, damage to property (and it will happen sometimes, if bunnies are indoors), fancy hays (yes, they could probably live on cheap stuff but they're my babies...), vegetables (yes, i could forage but i don't have the hours in the day for that), extra equipment (i indulge them as far as i can. i can't afford some of the things i'd like and i can't do anything outdoors because of next door's staffordshire bull terrier), vet bills. and because of the emotional strain - i worry about them. and i'd be sooo sad to lose one or both, i dread it. also because i'm still working, and that means most of the year i'm out of the house 12-16 hours a day, so anything could happen and i wouldn't be there to help them (and no, i'm not going to re-home them, even if you think i should). but, when they go, they go. if one goes first, and i'm still working (i might not be by christmas) i'm planning to put a cage under a big bench in my classroom and not tell anyone that the remaining bun comes into school with me daily! so i'm not a perfect bunny mummy and i won't be having any more.

unless you count my daughter's bunnies, who are coming to me if they ever become too much for her, as i promised at the start. and she will have mine if i die.

07-08-2010, 02:05 PM
Yes eventually. That was a small factor in my wanting to bond into a four as then when the awful happens I'll have a three, then a pair and then when I end up with a single I will consider bonding that one with a rescue depending on age and circs. If I don't then when I have none I will get a bonded pair from rescue.

07-08-2010, 03:21 PM
In time I will.

07-08-2010, 05:04 PM
I will always have a bunny now,as long as I can afford to look after it properly and am healthy myself. Janet an angel, who works at the local rescue will make sure I am never without one as she rings me up and tells me about the latest rescue bunny that she thinks I will make a good mum for!! Thats how I have ended up with three, which I have told her is my absolute max:)

07-08-2010, 05:20 PM
Never say Never is my motto :D

07-08-2010, 05:27 PM
When I lost Sooty last year, I said no more.

A week later I went into Pets at Home and came home with Louie :love: Poor impulse buy rabbit :oops:

07-08-2010, 05:43 PM
Once my exisiting 3 have passed through I will have one bonded pair. I am in a bad situation now that I have 3 singles and dont want to extend my bunny family. I am working at the minute on socialising them through bars with a view to attempt a bond in the distant future.

07-08-2010, 05:46 PM
I definitely never thought that I'd ever have a rabbit, but after rescuing Ariel I love her to bits! Never new rabbits had such great personalities and would definitely consider having another one when she passes on. Although I give my hat off to all of you who rescue older rabbits as she's been quite hard work, I'd definitely consider getting a baby one next as I'd be able to train it myself. x

07-08-2010, 05:49 PM
Probably. It all depends on my living situation/finances. If they died today, then I wouldn't get anymore, as I'm at the point in my life considering leaving home, and honestly, I constantly worry about finding a place to stay that will allow me to bring them and my dog!

But if I were happily settled, then most likely.

07-08-2010, 06:03 PM
The rabbit we have now technically isn't mine (it's my daughter's).
I've never looked after a rabbit before, and it's a lot of work I find.
I seem to be constantly sweeping up, cleaning out, running round after her in the garden,making sure she's alright,spending a fortune on feed/hay/toys etc :shock:
It's a lot more than I bargained for (granted I knew very little about rabbits before :oops:)
So no,I'll look after her the best I can,and make sure she has the nicest life we can give her, but when she goes off to bunny heaven, that'll be that :)

07-08-2010, 06:35 PM
everytime i loose a bun i always say no more! because i cant stand the heart ache of loosing them, i lost flopsy last year he was 10 and i miss him so much! 10 years is a long time to have a pet, then i lost ebony last month she was 5. miss her to. so then i was down to 1 blossom ebonys sister, i said thats it no more! , then i get a phone call from a friend asking if i wanted an abandonded pair of rabbits naturally i said yes only to find thay had 3 babys:) so now im up to 6! cant imagin never having any.:)

07-08-2010, 06:41 PM
Im not going to say i never will have another but for now once Fudge goes to the bridge, and hopefully thats not for years to come, i dont think i will get another bunny for a very very long time if ever!

I have such a strong bond with Fudge that when she goes i know it will destroy me and if i got another bunny i would feel like i was 'replacing' her.

Also i had 6 bunnies at one point, I dont see skye and giz because they live with my ex, Blackie passed away :cry: and that really broke my heart and i had to rehome my first pair of bunnies millie and thumper which still breaks my heart :cry: I cant go through anymore loosing bunnies its to heartbreaking :cry:

Its the worry when Fudge is ill aswel, i cant think about anything else and its not healthy waking up in the morning and coming home worrying something might have happened.

I have loved every moment with Fudge she is my whole world and i dont grudge one penny that has been spent on her, i will continue to spend money on her and spoil her for as long as we are together :)

Having Bunnies have opened my eyes to how amazing they are but for the forseeable future i dont think i will get any animals again :(

mini lop1
07-08-2010, 06:45 PM
i have done, but for now me and locks are happy just as we are, we miss rosie soo much, rosie was soo special to me, she was like my little girl, she can never be replaced
locks seems to like the company of people and i like the company of him

07-08-2010, 07:00 PM
John and I have fallen totally in love with our bunnies and can't imagine life without them now. :love:

So long as we can afford to give them a high quality life we will have bunnies. Both of ours are very young though so am hoping they will be with us for years yet. Having seen how happy they are together I could not keep one alone if the worst happened to one of them. Now we've got our outdoor set-up done I'm really happy and they are loving it being outside. :love:

I plan to continue having piggies too and have given them more space now the bunnies are outside which makes it better for them and for us. :D

The Duchess
07-08-2010, 07:01 PM
I've said no, but only because I have a large number and as and when anything happens to my exisiting rabbits, I would choose to try and bond any singles into the existing. When that no longer works with the bunnies available then I'd naturally seek to get the single bun a friend. But I don't foresee adding any more to our family of buns now.

07-08-2010, 07:01 PM
Yeah I will :)

07-08-2010, 07:01 PM
No, I will not be getting rabbits again. I've had bad experiences with them and don't wish to get them again :(

07-08-2010, 07:18 PM
I can't imagine not having bunnies so would definitely get more if I am still in a position where I have room fo a good set up and still enjoy looking after them :)

I don't think I would get any more guinea pigs though, as I am just so allergic to them. I have a group of four and the youngest two are close in age so I just hope I'm not left with a single for too long :? I am happy to give these four a good life - none of them love human contact that much so my involvement really is just putting them in and out of their run, cleaning out and feeding them etc. I mainly just enjoy watching them together in the run, but don't handle them a lot, so I wouldn't go and seek out more in future. I may find it hard to say no if I stumbled across a pair lookign for a home though!

07-08-2010, 07:19 PM
I cant even bear the thought of losing charlie and grace at this moment to even consider it. xxxxxxxx

07-08-2010, 10:35 PM
I dont think i'd ever be without any bunnies. The most ive had of my own was 5, i now have 4 and im not in any rush to get anymore unless a really needy bunny needed us x

07-08-2010, 10:41 PM
I think perhaps not as I find it stressful worrying about the heat/cold/rain/wind/fox! I have said I'll never have "outdoor pets" again.

07-08-2010, 10:43 PM
I have always said no more, but I worry when one goes.. as I have two pairs ... dont think making a threesome will be an option as I have two boisterous ones as a pair and two very shy ones as a pair...

I dont know what I will do.