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My name is Princess!

Rex Mix for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Princess
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I'm being cared for by:
Friends of Rabbits

Facts about Princess

  • Breed: Rex Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Standard
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
**ADOPTION PENDING**

Princess is a very active bunny. She enjoys chewing on willow baskets, pine wood, cardboard boxes, shoes, and some blankets. Her favorite spot to "make a run for it" would be under our couch, where she now will refuse to come out even if you bribe her with carrots. We stuck a blanket over the opening of the couch, which she loves to dig and bite at. It's gotten a hole in it from her attempts at "moving" it to get under the couch. We put a cardboard box in her pen with her where she can hide, but also stuck some shirts in it which upon discovery she kicks out. She does not enjoy being ignored or left out of whatever we're doing. She's taken to chewing at the bars or growling to let us know that she wants to come out. She will also give you a nice thump in the morning if you haven't brought her pellets fast enough. I recently got thumped three times because she made a run for the couch and I put her back in her pen. She was not happy with that. When she's not running around the apartment at full speed, she'll let you pet her. She enjoys putting her head in your hand and having you give her head rubs. I like to pet her whole body, which will get her to squish onto the floor. After a couple of minutes, she'll feel that she needs to reciprocate and try to lick you. If she can't lick your hands, then she'll lick your face. If you're sitting on the floor minding your own business, then sometimes she comes over and licks your feet or legs. She has also tried to groom Jon's beard.

Princess also expects the apartment to be the same way every time she gets a chance to scope things out. I had paper on top of my printer once, which she picked up and moved off because it apparently didn't belong there. She's also moved wires out of her way, which sometimes means you need to buy a new cord. She has gone directly for a cord and chewed it, which I think is to get our attention. She normally ignores most cords unless they are directly in her path.

She really loves to chew any furniture that is naturally wood. She pretty much steers clear of Ikea furniture. She's a great jumper, too. She won't jump somewhere unless she's scoped it out first, but has no issues jumping on top of something she's familiar with. She's jumped onto Jon who was sleeping in bed once.

If you're the only one home and standing at the sink washing dishes, sometimes she'll sit next to you until you're done. I think it's because she thinks she'll get food. Regardless, she's super cute. She'll also recognize the fridge door opening and try to get to her veggies. She did manage to get her veggies off the shelf of the fridge, but then wasn't quite sure what to do with all of them. She also is interested in just about anything you're eating. If you're sitting down for dinner, then expect her to come find you and try to get into whatever you have on your plate. She also enjoys a good glass of wine or beer. She's knocked over my recycling to lick the opening of a beer bottle (to my surprise, oops).

If you're interested in adopting Princess, please fill out the application at http://www.friendsofrabbits.org/forms/form?verify=abc123&formid=3852 and email Friends of Rabbits at adoptions@friendsofrabbits.org. and her foster mom will call or email you to schedule a visit. Her adoption fee is $75. Princess is fostered in Laurel MD.

Indoor homes only.

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About Friends of Rabbits

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small group of working professionals, who in our spare time take in rabbits in need from overwhelmed local shelters and foster them in our own homes. When people adopt from Friends of Rabbits, they truly save a life, enabling our foster volunteers to pull another rabbit in need from local animal control facilities. Our rabbits come from the top of the euthanasia list, often within hours of being put to sleep for lack of space, temperament, and physical imperfections. We do not discriminate between the shelter rabbits that we take in.

Our organization is made up of volunteers who simply care about saving bunnies and sometimes other critters that need us. It is our mission to end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable companion rabbits.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events in several of our foster homes whenever the need arises. We also have regularly scheduled events in local pet stores throughout the metropolitan region.

Our Adoption Process...

Prior to adoption, we ask that people fill out an application: http://www.friendsofrabbits.org/forms/form?verify=abc123&formid=3852
1. The rabbit must be adopted by a responsible adult at least 18 years of age. If the rabbit is to be adopted out to a family, the primary caregiver must be an adult or a responsible older teen. Younger children may do the work necessary to care for the rabbit under the daily supervision of an adult. All adults in the family must agree on adopting the rabbit.
2. We do not adopt our rabbits out as classroom pets. Exceptions would be adoption to the teacher who may bring the rabbit into the classroom on a regular basis.
3. Rabbits are social animals. The adopted rabbit is to be housed indoors in an appropriate space where he or she will receive daily interaction with the family. The best possible space would be freedom in a rabbit proofed room. If that is not possible, a dog exercise pen with rabbit safe flooring works well. Other options include a large dog crate or a roomy cage. The best cages are at least 42 to 48 inches long by 24 inches width. The 24 inch width allows for use of the widest and deepest jumbo litter boxes which work very well for most rabbits. Caging can also be easily built to fit your space using shelving material. Instructions on how to build those cages can be provided. Caged rabbits need daily exercise time outside the cage.
4. If you are renting your home, please have written consent from your landlord before you adopt.
5. For new adopters, we usually conduct a home visit to make sure that the rabbit will be adopted into a safe environment. We occasionally adopt out rabbits to people outside our area. If it is not possible to conduct a home visit ourselves, we will either ask an associate in your area to visit your home or we will ask for photographs of your setup for the rabbit.
6. When they are ill, rabbits require a veterinarian that specializes in exotic animals. Be aware that these services are considerably more expensive than most veterinarians. Plan them into your budget accordingly.
7. If you are looking to adopt a companion for your existing rabbit, your rabbit must be spayed or neutered prior to any introductions.
8. The final step to the adoption process is filling out a contract, which is supplied by our representative. The cost to adopt a rabbit from us is $75 for a single rabbit and $125 for a pair. The adoption fees include a goodie bag with rabbit care information, necessities, toys and a coupon for discounted rabbit supplies, and cover the cost of the rabbit's spay/neuter.