We receive many calls at the shelter from people looking for a baby rabbit, or a very young rabbit. I understand wanting to have as many years ahead of you with your new companion as possible. However, please think of the older rabbits also, that may have been waiting for a long time to find their permanent home.
Thank you to the Petfinder.com blog- this is a slightly modified version of a post there:
10 Reasons Senior Bunnies Rule:
1. When senior rabbits are adopted, they seem to understand that they've been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
2. A senior rabbits personality has already developed, so you'll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
3. You can teach an old rabbit new tricks. Senior rabbits have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.
4. In particular, senior rabbits are often already house trained, or can be more easily house trained than a young bunny with a tiny bladder.
5. A senior rabbit won't grow any larger, so you'll know exactly how much pet you're getting.
6. Senior rabbits are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger pets, who may get into mischief because they're bored.
7. Speaking of relaxing, senior rabbits make great napping buddies.
8. Senior rabbits know that toys (not shoes) are for chewing.
9. Senior pets are some of the hardest to find homes for -- so when you adopt a senior rabbit, you're truly saving a life.
10. Senior bunnies will love you special best!