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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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which one?!

which would you say is a better pet:
a bunny? or a chinchilla? if you could list some pros and cons too, that would be great! (cant decide) also,which is more likely to bother my mom and bro with allergies (allergic to furry bunnys): a chinchilla or a mini rex rabbit? thanks for your input!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 08:05 PM
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A chinchilla by far.
Chinchilla pros: don't smell nearly as much
smaller
do not need to be altered
don't get as aggressive around that time of the month (rabbits can get BAD)
don't need to be litterbox trained
easier to clean up after (pee doesn't stain as bad and poop is earier to pick up)
hypo allergenic (tho you may be allergic to the hay, food or dust)

Rabbits: pros
bigger, bulkier, more kid-proof
don't need dust baths
can trim their nails
easier to brush
easier to cuddle

Chinchillas are better for adults and rabbits are better for younger kids IMO.

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I had trouble with the same decision and chose a bunny because they are:
not as sensitive to heat (though heat may not be a big issue depending on what part of Canada you are from)
not nocturnal
more apt to cuddle
litterbox trainable
easier to get supplies (at least in my part of the world )

I've only had my bunny about a month, but I am happy with my choice. I found its just one of those things you have to research and decide what is best for you. Good luck, and feel free to pm me.

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I am also trying to figure out wether or not my dad would be allergic to chins so if people could post upon that it would be great!

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-19-2006, 07:26 PM
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I was definately someone who wanted a bunny. I always did, then my boyfriend got me a chin out of nowhere and I had never had one before. So, by comparison, a chin is way better. Pros: they do not stink, they are so soft and affectionate. They love to play and are not as lazy. They can be trained to do such fun things..and they are super cute. Not saying bunny's aren't. I have had both and from experience, chins rock. Goodluck deciding.
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with allergies, i would think the dust would be it. thats is what my friends seem to be allergic to. so i make sure she has not had a bath for a while and they are fine. but that is only 2 people. no one else has allergy issues with her. and supplies are easy. she uses a lot of the same things a hampster does. petstores like petco or petland have everything you need.
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Some people think that they are allergic to chinnies 'cause they sometimes get the fine hair into the airways, and 'cause the hair is so fine, people have a tendency to think they are allergic... (It tickels like H*LL)

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