||Two months old|
||Irvine, California, USA|
little guy took me a long time to get! I volunteer at the
Irvine Animal Care Center, and they have adorable rabbits there.
Everyday, I would go over to the rabbit room, and play, pet, groom,
and feed the rabbits. I thought it would be neat if I had the chance
to take care of one on my own. When I got home, I looked up all the
things I would possibly need to know about rabbit care. Afterwards,
when I brushed up on all my rabbit knowledge, I starting bugging my
parents about getting one. It took a few months, but I finally
persuaded them to get Harvey down by a local pet shop! I wish I could
have adopted a rabbit from the shelter, but my Mom said that they were
too big, which they were, and we wouldn't have enough room, and when
we got Harvey, I wasn't so sad for the rabbits at the shelter anymore,
because I rescued Harvey from a shop that euthanized.
When we got to the pet shop, I ran straight to the bunnies. They
were all little two month old babies. All of them were purebreds. They
had Rex's, Mini Lops, and a lot more breeds I've never seen before.
But this one little runt stuck out in the group. He was the only one
that wouldn't run away from my when I stuck my hand in to pet the
rabbits. I immediately fell in love. At the time, we were just looking
at rabbits, and weren't actually expecting to get one. My Mom tried
showing me the other rabbits, but there was just something about this
one that was different from your basic skittish rabbit that has seen a
person for the first time. My dad secretly went to the front counter,
and asked the girl if we could get the little brown and white one. She
came over, lifted him out of the cage, and had to place him in a
cricket box, because they ran out of pet carriers!
We were on our way home! I was extremely overjoyed! I took him
out of the box in the car, and held him the whole time. When we
entered our home, My sister was on her way to work, and we had to go
out to buy a cage for Harvey. I had to stay home with him because we
had no place to put him. My parents came home with the perfect cage,
and he took to it very well. I've only have him for a little less than
a month, and I've already litter trained him!
Harvey is a smart little guy! I have three cats at home, and when
he's out of him cage, he runs up to my cats, and tries to play with
them. It's so cute! We built a little bunny-proof area in our backyard
for him to play in, and he loves it! In the picture, as you can see,
he doesn't mind being held upside down! He actually prefers it! What
makes him different from all the other bunnies, is that he doesn't
mind you picking him up, and when you hold him, he occupies himself by
licking your arm. If you hold him up to your face, he'll lick your
nose too! He's unlike any other rabbit I've ever seen. Harvey only
weighs seven ounces, and when he's propped up on his feet, he's seven inches
tall. If you ever think about getting a rabbit, I hope that your
experience is as grand as the experience I'm having with Harvey!
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