Adopt a Pet: Hopper – Waynesboro Record Herald
Posted On March 22, 2020
Animals are available for adoption at the Beaver County Humane Society in Center Township.
Hopper – a good name for a rabbit – is available for adoption at the Beaver County Humane Society in Center Township.
She’s a 3-year-old, spayed bunny who loves to run and play with toys.
Hopper was surrendered because her family no longer had time for her, shelter staff said.
Rabbits can live more than 10 years, require space and commitment, and can be costly. They are social animals who want attention. Each has its own personality.
Rabbits are fragile with delicate spines, so owners must be educated on proper handling. Because of this, rabbits do best with adults and older children.
Rabbits need a large cage with a hide shelter; water bottle and food bowl; toys like balls and chew sticks; and a hay rack. They can be litter-box trained, which means they also need a litter box.
A healthy rabbit’s diet consists of 80 percent hay with timothy, grass and oat hays for older rabbits and alfalfa hay for young rabbits. Rabbits also need a large variety of vegetables and greens, limited amount of rabbit food pellets, and the very occasional sugary treat like carrots or berries.
Rabbits get bored, too, like the rest of us, and enjoy ripping up newspaper and playing with cardboard boxes and toilet paper rolls. Rabbits can be messy and enjoy rearranging their cages. They need room to roam and exercise outside their cage each day, but it is important to rabbit-proof home areas