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Q: im looking to invest in a pet rabbit for my daughter for easter, should i with 3 inside dogs?

February 5, 2011 | By Bethany K. | 3 answers | Expired: 1396 days ago

Bethany  K.

im just wondering if a indoor rabbit would be okay to have with 3 inside pet dogs.
my daughter has been asking and hinting that she wants one, but im just not to sure if its a good idea???

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Kelly
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Feb 13, 2011

A lot depends on the dogs. Some dogs are natural-born hunters, others aren't. Even if they never touch the rabbit but are overly curious or playful, it can be dangerous because rabbits can be scared to death. They can literally die of fright even in their cage if they feel overly threatened. If your dogs are overly playful, like to chase, or bark a lot, it could be a dangerous situation for a rabbit. If you do get a rabbit, introduce everyone with the dogs on a leash. Just let them hang out in the same area without getting too close but where they can see each other. Take it slow & don't push anything.

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Dogz37
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Feb 05, 2011

I would say that you should get the rabbit early to socialize the dogs and just keep it hidden from the dog, if you can't or don't want you to risk your daughter find it then just bring home various things that smell like rabbits to associate your pet with the idea of having a rabbit. Just give the dogs plenty of time to get used to the scent either way, and if you wait to get the rabbit then make sure that your daughter knows to keep the rabbit away from the dogs for atleast a few weeks.

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Dani T.
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Feb 13, 2011

Im sure that it should be okay to get bunnies. maybe it would help to keep the cage higher off the ground or somewhere where the dogs cant be. and if your around the house there should be no problem but when u leave it would be safer to move the bunny away from the dogs. and i do agree and it does depend on how your dogs are.

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