It has always been my plan to adopt a bunny friend for Aimee (hopefully the
tech wreck to be over *real* soon and I'll be able to become gainfully
employed again <g> in the meantime I spend a lot of time with her so that
she isn't too lonely), but there are a few criteria that make me wonder what
the best way to go about it would be. I figured I would start the process
now so that I'll be ready when the right bunny hops along.
As I've mentioned previously, Aimee is a Mini-Rex. The reason why I got her
specifically (besides falling head over heels in love with her on first
sight <g>) is because I have a fair number of allergies, and I have reacted
to other bunnies in the past, but she passed the test, thankfully. I still
react a bit, but as long as I don't need to make nightly visits to the
hospital, I'll suffer - the rewards are worth it and then some. :-)
I'm guessing that the reason I don't react to her as much is her shorter fur
and she doesn't seem to shed as much as some of you have indicated your buns
do. Is the fact that she is a "she" also a factor, the way it is for cats?
(Male cats cause greater problems for allergy sufferers due to their
glandular secretions.) I'm curious about this because my first choice would
be to attempt bonding her with a male bunny. As you know, she has recently
been spayed, and a male would be neutered if he had not already had the
Are there any other bunny breeds that you can think of that has fur on the
shorter side, and that isn't too large in size that I should consider? I
think I could handle a bunny up to about 7 pounds - after that, I would be
concerned about being able to lift him in a carrier if it were necessary.
I'm quite partial to Holland Lops (they are the smallest of the Lop breeds
without being a dwarf bunny, aren't they?) but I'm not sure what the fur
situation is like.
I would very much like to adopt a rescue bunny, but so far I haven't seen
anything that would fit the parameters. I have been keeping an eye on the
Humane Society webpages for all of eastern and southern Ontario. Any
suggestions on how I could go about this process would be greatly
appreciated. Should I be looking for a breeder instead?