Convincing Parents For Bunny?

Fishlover245735
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HI guys! I have been trying to convince my parents for a bunny for a while now! I made a slideshow printed out a ton of photos and sheets saying everthing I would do to care for the bunny, a list of the combined prices for keeping a bunny, everything! That was a few months ago... they said no because 1. A bunny lives a longer time and they didn’t want to care for it when I was away at college. 2. What would we do with it when we were traveling. And 3. They didn’t want another animal in the house because we have a puppy, fish, and chickens. I understand all their reasons and that a bunny was hard work , bet then today I was at the pet store and turned around and saw “the perfect bunny”! He is already neutered, 5 years old, loves snuggles and treats! His name is Flopsy! He is from the animal shelter a few hours away so I know he will get adopted soon... how can I convince my parents to let me get him? PLEASE HELP! And yes I know how much work a bunny is but I will do ALL of the work!
 
Fishcat
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How much of the work do you do with the other animals? That’s what’s most likely to convince your parents that you will be responsible - seeing you be responsible. And there will always be another perfect rabbit to adopt, even if this one ends up with someone else.
Do you have a plan for when your family travels and for when you are at college? Most colleges, I believe, will not allow rabbits in the dorms.
 
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Fishlover245735
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Yes I clean both aquariums myself, every other week. I buy everything for my aquariums and buy the fish. I also help out with our puppy, I go to every training class with him, get him new toys and clean up after him.For what I will do with him when we travel, I have a neighbor who has already said he will come and take care of my fish and the bunny, if I get it while we are away, so yes I have a plan! I think my mom is more on board then my dad because my dad spent want any more wok to do or animals to care for.
 
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I find our rabbit is less work than a dog or fish. but they have a point, if you're going away to college, or when yall go on vaca for more than a few days.

potty train it in its hutch for a few weeks. then let it out a few hours each day. then after a few weeks I just leave the door open 24/7. BUT you have to bunny proof the whole house. they will chew all your wires, shoes, wood furniture, and other things.
 
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Fishlover245735
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I have been really responsible lately and yes I know with a baby bunny, I will be gone before it passes away but this bunny is already 5 years old and I still have more time than that before I go off to college... I really want a bunny!

Oh also this bunny is already kennel trained and litter boxed trained!
 
Katie13
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I kind of got stuck with mine, but I wouldn't have it any other way! I love her!
 
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Fishlover245735
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I really want a bunny!
 
Smalltownfishfriend
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Here's my Murphy... They are fun. I don't keep mine in the house though, so I can not give potty training advice. Murphy loves being outside. He sits out of warm hutch in the middle of snow storms to catch the breeze!!lol but honestly, I remember when I was living at home, sometimes you just have to take no for the answer!!!
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Fishlover245735
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Awwww! So cute! What is the best kind of breed to have outside? I think my parents would be happier having him outside then inside. Also how do you keep it warm enough for him outside?
 
Smalltownfishfriend
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Fishlover245735 said:
Awwww! So cute! What is the best kind of breed to have outside? I think my parents would be happier having him outside then inside. Also how do you keep it warm enough for him outside?
He's a lion head lop mix. I have a well insulated hutch, I pile it full to the top with straw, they make little nests in it. I have the hutch under a sheltered area and I feed high protein fat diet in the winter. They do quite well outside for me!!
 
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Fishlover245735
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Ok thanks!
 

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