This post is brought to you by Biscuit, that adorable little dude you see above. My boyfriend & I have been proud parents for over 4 years now, and he has been a fantastic companion from day one.
He’s pretty lucky and gets ridiculously spoilt: a two-storey cage, fresh water, unlimited hay, veggies every day, and free run of the apartment whenever we’re home (he loves to jump up on the couch and snuggle with us). He’s been desexed, gets his yearly vaccinations, and just last Friday his incisors were removed (dental disease and malocclusion, he’s much happier without them). We also take him out regularly, and he loves a good picnic – the above photo was taken last weekend, to cheer him up after getting his teeth out.
Many of my friends are surprised by how much work a rabbit can be – but I can tell you, it’s worth every minute and every dollar. They are extremely social animals, and – although often bought for children – make much better pets for adults. Biscuit is super affectionate and, if you catch him at the right time, incredibly playful – (watch videos of rabbits doing binkies and it will just make your day!).
For all of these reasons, I try my hardest to support cruelty-free companies and products as often as I can, and I urge you to do the same. I know it’s hard, and I definitely don’t buy exclusively cruelty-free, but I do make an effort because Biscuit, as adorable as he is, shouldn’t belong on a beauty blog.
If you are interested in adopting a twitchy-nosed friend of your own, you can look at private breeders (Biscuit came from Malvina Lake in Berowra) or you could adopt one from a shelter (I strongly recommend Porsche’s Rescue in Thornleigh, or click through to PetRescue if you dare!). A well cared for, happy house rabbit has an average life expectancy of 8 to 12 years of age – so you have to make sure you’re in it for the long haul!
And I am always more than happy to give advice or gush about how adorable Biscuit is, so feel free to leave any questions or compliments in the comments section 😉