Rabbits come in all shapes, colours and sizes. There are also many, many breeds. In fact, there are over 150 recognised rabbit breeds throughout the world and many have become popular to keep as pets, both indoors and out. For the last few decades, rabbits have taken a higher spot as best animals to keep as pets and there's a very good reason why – they are clever, friendly and a lot of fun to have around. Below are a few good reasons why keeping a rabbit is a thoroughly enjoyable experience that will change your mind abut these lovely creatures forever. Interesting Facts About Rabbits Everyone Needs to Know:
For many years a lot of academics argued over who introduced rabbits to the UK. Some people claimed it was the Romans who first bought rabbits to England whereas others argued it was the Normans. Then an archaeological dig that took place in the county of Norfolk revealed the bones of a 2,000 year old rabbit – the oldest remains of a rabbit ever to be found on British shores. This discovery served as proof it was the Romans who first brought rabbits with them when they invaded the UK, and it's thought the rabbits the Romans introduced came from Spain. The ancient Egyptians used to race rabbits for sport much the same way as they did for dog racing. Throughout the ages, the rabbit has been thought of as mysterious, they have often been seen in mythology and religion as well as being the symbol for fertility. However, not all rabbits 'breed like rabbits'. Hundreds of years ago, rabbits used to be released on to deserted islands – this was done so that sailors who got shipwrecked might be able to have a reliable source of food should they get stuck on the islands.
Rabbits make gorgeous and loving pets. Over recent years many organisations have been established to help people find out more about these lovely, clever little creatures. There is a lot of advice out there so that people can find out more about how to look after bunnies and how to breed them - should they want to. However, a lot of pet bunnies end up in rescue shelters every year, so if you are thinking about having a rabbit as a pet – it is worth checking out with an rescue centre close to where you live before looking elsewhere. If you can rehome a rescue rabbit, you will be giving a lovely creature a second chance – but you may have to be a lot more patient and gentler with them especially if they have been mistreated in the past.
If you are looking to adopt or buy a pet rabbit, you need to find out as much information about how to look after them properly, and then set up the perfect environment for them to live in. Bunnies are very clever little creatures, they are also very sensitive animals that love human contact and attention. You need to be able to spend as much time as you can with your pet rabbit so that you give them all the love and attention they need – this will also help create a very strong bond between you and your pet bunny – after that it's just a question of enjoying their wonderful company!
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