The recently-opened rabbit hotel in Chicago already has a growing waiting list. It provides luxury accommodations for bunnies and offers spa packages with massages and pampering.
“Every rabbit’s in a four by four (feet) individual pen, or this could hold a bonded pair, too. They have a padded floor, so that’s nice. They have a little Persian rug,” Marcia Coburn, president of Hare Bnb Rescues, Spa and Boutique, says as she points to the luxury cages where rabbits stay when their owners are on holiday.
All profits of the hotel go to the Red Door Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter for rabbits, cats and dogs -the three most popular pets in the United States.
“So, we’re helping them (rabbits whose owners are on holiday) out by giving them a nice place to stay, take care of them. But we’re also raising money to help the animals who have yet to find their forever homes,” Coburn said.
Rabbits are adorable and popular pets known for their soft fur, twitching noses, and playful personalities. They are found in many parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and North America.
Rabbits are social animals and like the company of their own kind. They are active animals and spend much of their day jumping, hopping, and exploring their environment. A female rabbit is called a doe, a male a buck and a baby rabbit a kit.
There are more than 60 species of rabbits, ranging in size from small dwarf breeds to large breeds that can weigh up to 20 pounds. In the wild, rabbits are herbivores and feed on grasses, leaves, and bark. Domestic rabbits typically eat a diet of hay and fresh greens.
To keep a pet rabbit healthy and happy, they need a proper diet, a safe and spacious living environment, and regular exercise.
Rabbits are also known for their incredible ability to reproduce. Female rabbits can have litters of up to 12 kits (baby rabbits) at a time and can become pregnant again shortly after giving birth. With proper care, they can live for 8-12 years.