Onyx is one lucky rabbit! She was born on a farm where she was likely going to end up on someone''s dinner plate, but a good-hearted soul rescued her and brought her to us instead. She has been used to living outside, but now is ready for the good life indoors as a pampered pet. She is quite social and tolerates being pet and held, but can be skittish especially with unexpected noises. She prefers to sit beside you and keep you company while you read or work. We do not know her history with other animals, so any introductions to existing animals would have to be done slowly and be well supervised. In order to adopt ONYX we will need to see a photo of the set up enclosure/cage she will be living in to ensure it is an appropriate size.
Rabbit care is fairly easy to learn. Rabbits need an enclosure that is at least three times as long as their bodies and ideally twice their body length wide. The enclosure should be tall enough that the rabbit can stretch upwards and not touch the top with their ears. If the cage has a wire bottom, it must be covered with cardboard or paper liners. Ideally avoid sheets and towels as some rabbits chew on and ingest the fibers which can be fatal. They need access to clean hay and water at all times and should have a ration of rabbit grain everyday and an unchewable ceramic bowl to eat out of. They can learn to urinate and defecate in a litter box with time so provide them with one filled with absorbent, soft bedding that is big enough for them to fit their entire body. Rabbits need several hours a day of exercise outside of their cage. They need to be able to stretch their limbs, run and hop and tire themselves out everyday. This keeps them physically and mentally healthy and stops them from being destructive out of boredom. You can let them free roam in your home under your supervision, but make sure to keep them away from wires as they will chew them and could electrocute themselves. Many people set up an X Pen play area and move all the rabbits amenities into it for play time. Some cheap toy ideas are cardboard boxes, (without tape), toilet paper rolls, paper towel roles, crumpled plain paper, cereal boxes, phone books and any other paper/cardboard items you aren''t using anymore. The possibilities for rabbit enrichment are endless and fun!
If you are interested in meeting ONYX, please stop by our adoption center today! She is already spayed, vet checked and ready to go home today!