DO NOT BUY A BUNNY JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET!!! DO NOT BUY ANY ANIMAL JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET. DO RESEARCH FIRST AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT ANIMAL. PETS ARE NOT HANDBAGS DO NOT…
This. On a related note, I was buying food for my cat at PetSmart and passed by the little area where they have cats up for adoption (I can’t have any more pets now because my Morris is a bit aggressive toward other animals, but I still can’t resist looking at them when I go into a store to buy him stuff). A beautiful adult ragdoll was there and his foster mother just arrived and told me a little bit about him. He’d actually been adopted once already, but they returned him shortly after because they expected him to pay more attention to them and behave a certain way. I can’t imagine how it hurt this sweet animal to be abandoned AGAIN. And he really is an affectionate cat, but this is a living thing with a personality and it’s not just going to do whatever you want whenever you want. And it’s not a machine or a pair of pants you can return without any consideration. They clearly didn’t know a damn thing about cats or pets in general. Don’t adopt an animal until you’re 100% ready for the commitment. It can’t speak, so you’ll never have to explain yourself to them, but that doesn’t mean you’re not responsible for them, or that it’s okay to treat them poorly. They deserve your respect and care. If you’re not ready or willing to do that, then don’t take them home with you. They deserve better.