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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Help me find ways to talk my parents into getting a second bunny. Please.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 09:30 PM
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Have you ever asked to get a second bunny? They might have a reason, and if so try to work around it, but don't forget to respect their opinion at the same time. Other than that I don't know, sorry


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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 03:33 PM
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So far Ive been a failure at convincing my mom to get another bun. Ill be listening in on this thread though.....
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You could always try to reason about the benefits of getting a second rabbit so they'll be a bonded pair. They'll be happier having each others' company, they'll stay more out of trouble since they won't get bored and destructive as easily, and your bunny won't get horribly lonely if you're busy with school work and can't always be spending time with them. Once they've bonded, they can be living in the same cage or pen (as long as it's big enough) and play with the same toys, so that won't be that big an expenditure.


On the other hand, if they're not spayed or neutered yet, you'll want to make sure to get them both fixed - and that'll cost a pretty penny. And the food expenses will go up when there's two of them munching on food.


But you can always go to your local humane shelter and try to arrange a play-date for your bunny to see if they can find someone to bond with. If you're getting them from the shelter, they're probably fixed already (so you don't have to pay the spay/neuter fee at a vet), and you'll be helping take care of an out-of-luck bunny that's waiting for a new home.


Chances are you'll have better luck talking to them about it if you've thought things out - present to them why you think getting a second bunny would be a good idea, and that you've considered the extra effort and costs involved. They'll probably appreciate a more mature approach to the subject than just trying to beg them for another pet.


I'm actually at the very opposite end of the spectrum, since we're trying to find nice homes to rehome a couple of our rabbits, because we'll never have enough time to spend with all of them. Just make sure you're prepared for having two of them to take care of - even if it's not that much more work, it's still more responsibility.
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Also you could check craigslist, etc. adn look fro rabbits that need to be rehomed and maybe they will give in My parents are big softies


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My mom likes the idea but it my dad who might say no.. He hates pets.. but i told him I'll be taking care of them..
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Try asking your parents why you can't have another one. Here are some examples-


If the reason is: Answer:
"They cost too much money" "I've got the money to pay"
Reason: Answer:
"We don't have the space" "I'll keep in my room or buy
a hutch with my money"

"We don't have the time" "I'll take full responsibility
and completely look after
it"
"You're not responsible enough" "Yes i am i'll even help
around the house more
and do chores daily"
Reason: Answer:
"You won't look after it" "Yes i will, I've already got
all the stuff sorted"
Reason: Answer:
"You'll get bored with it" "No i won't or i wouln't be
begging you like this"
Reason: Answer:
"It won't get the excersise it needs" "It will i'll make sure of it, i
even got it a special
lead for it"
Reason: Answer:
"Your too young" "No im not i'll prove im
mature enough and if its
the handling your
worried about i know
how to and ive had
practice"
Reason: Answer:
"Your allergic to them" "No i'm not anymore i'll
even go to a doctors an
if i am i won't go near
them that much, only to
make sure they get what
they need"

Things you can do:
Try being more helpful around the house to demonstrate your level of responsibility. Keep your room clean and help with other areas too. Get a part time, or summer, job so you can help pay some of the bills your pet will have. Save your money for the pet and pet care, rather than spending it on other things.

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Lightbulb Bdayyy

Ask for your birthday. That's what I did, my birthday is September 12 and I'm getting one todayy
Or christmas
Or make a pouty face and say '(BUNNY'S NAME) is lonely!!

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If all else fails......
Randomly come home with an adorable little bunny, and come up with a heart-wrenching sob story about how you saved its life, and how it will die without you.


Works. Every. Time.



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lol... my bday isnt till feb 18 sooo
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 07:18 AM
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I would definitely NOT just bring home a rabbit -- that's how we get SO MANY of our surrenders. You may want a bunny, but it's not fair to that bunny if your parents force you to give him or her up.

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I was just kidding about that! I dont think anyone would really randomly bring home a bun LOL. Mybe you should take your parents to the shelter, and show tham all the adorable bunners there!



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The only thing is idk where the nearest shelter is.
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Look it up online! Or Petco (at least the ones near me do) adopt out buns for the HRS. Go and see if they have anyone up for adoption!



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I was just kidding about that! I dont think anyone would really randomly bring home a bun LOL. Mybe you should take your parents to the shelter, and show tham all the adorable bunners there!
Seriously, it happens every week.

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