Hello! My name is Algernon
|Breed:||Florida White Mix||Color:||Albino Or Red-Eyed White||Age:||Adult|
I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, and in need of an experienced adopter.
Algernon is a nice boy who, like all albinos, has impaired vision due to lack of melanin in his irises. So that means he needs someone who will act like they live with a partially blind bunny and not move their hands around them fast which is very scary to him.
When this vision impairment is respected by a caretaker, he is sweet and funny. He knows how to put on long faces and pout to get a treat. His behavior is funny to observe. He loves his Oxbow Bungalow and chews it up. He consumes a good amount of hay so you can't really give him too much hay. He loves his Oxbow Barley Biscuits too. He's a nice boy who enjoys watching TV with people and hanging out. He's not terribly fond of being picked up like most rabbits but he does enjoy a nice petting session as long as hands are slowly brought in to do that.
Algernon would do best in a home without children or dogs. He is acquainted with cats. He's a good boy!
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We work to promote the viewpoint that all animals have an intrinsic value independent of what value humans may place upon them, they have a will-to-be. Our work is based on the Reverence for Life philosophy of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize winner 1952, for this philosophy which became the basis for the work of all rescue groups. We help animals and promote their viewpoint because it needs to be done. We are a small group of people who believe that every animal's life is valued by that animal so we rescue rabbits that would otherwise be destroyed or not taken in by any other rescue group. Our goal is to take the plain, the ordinary, and the unpopular colorings and raise awareness of their sentience as equal to the fancy rabbits who do manage to find homes the second time around.
As rabbits are prey animals who suffer great stress from change and transition in their lives, our adoption events are for approved adopters only. Bunny matches (rabbit introductions) are arranged as needed. We encourage all rabbit caretakers to keep more than one rabbit as a single rabbit spending many hours a day alone is a sad life for a highly social animal.
We require a veterinary reference and an adoption application filled out correctly and thoughtfully. See the FAQ section on our site for information on how to adopt. Our adoption fees vary from $50-100 depending on how long rabbit has been in foster, male or female. We have an ADOPTION APPLICATION and ADOPTION CONTRACT, home visit, and extensive education process for first time rabbit adopters since so much contradictory rabbit care information can be found online. Our website attempts to provide all the information an adopter will need for the lifetime of the rabbit. We have housing requirements as well, must be indoor pets and the habitat inside the house must be satisfactory. We have an extensive section on our website about this. Taking rabbit to a qualified exotics veterinarian is paramount.