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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    People have a lot of problems when they buy 2 rabbits. You read about it all the time on other groups. Mis-sexing babies is too easy resulting in unwanted litters. Plus fighting when they reach a certain age. It's much better to get one at a time if you are not experienced and wait until that one is neutered.
    Yes, that's true. However, people also have a lot of problems bonding when they get one at a time. I could imagine also the fear of bonding might put people off buying a friend. The only sure way is to sell rabbits in neutered, bonded pairs or groups, however that's just not feasible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    People have a lot of problems when they buy 2 rabbits. You read about it all the time on other groups. Mis-sexing babies is too easy resulting in unwanted litters. Plus fighting when they reach a certain age. It's much better to get one at a time if you are not experienced and wait until that one is neutered.
    .........better still, no Pet Shops selling Animals at all x


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    .........better still, no Pet Shops selling Animals at all x
    ^^^^ exactly this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    I understood it to suggest that the 'pet vending legislation' should be amended, so that when buying a rabbit, people should only be allowed to buy more than one. If that's the case, I don't think it would apply to adoptions from rescue, nor of course private sales in the free-ads.

    If I were to take a guess, I could see it getting watered down and the requirement merely being for the seller to advise buyers of the fact that rabbits do better with the company of another rabbit.
    That makes sense.

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    I like the sentiment behind it but think humans should be made to sit an exam before being allowed a pet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuthbert&Dillon View Post
    I like the sentiment behind it but think humans should be made to sit an exam before being allowed a pet.
    Yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuthbert&Dillon View Post
    I like the sentiment behind it but think humans should be made to sit an exam before being allowed a pet.
    or in some cases children

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny momma View Post
    or in some cases children
    That too

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    They should say not sold at all in pet shops, and rescues as many do re-home in pairs of to go with a single bun for pairing


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