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Post Mon, Jan 18 2021, 4:51 pm
amother [ Blush ] wrote:

I guess people love their cats and they are easier because they don't have to be walked - but one has to deal with a litter box. Smile


I don't have a litter box. I leave the window slightly open, and the cats go outside to do their business as necessary.

I keep the litter box in case I get a sick cat who can't go out, or an abandoned baby kitten or similar. Even when you do have to have a litter box the great thing is that it is instinctive for them to use it. I've only had a show a kitten once or twice where the litter box was, and then they always went there. Dogs are a lot of work to house train.
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Amarante




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jan 18 2021, 4:54 pm
Elfrida wrote:
I don't have a litter box. I leave the window slightly open, and the cats go outside to do their business as necessary.

I keep the litter box in case I get a sick cat who can't go out, or an abandoned baby kitten or similar. Even when you do have to have a litter box the great thing is that it is instinctive for them to use it. I've only had a show a kitten once or twice where the litter box was, and then they always went there. Dogs are a lot of work to house train.


The people I know with cats wouldn't be able to let their cats out the windows - even if they had 900 lives. LOL
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amother




Puce
 

Post Mon, Jan 18 2021, 5:02 pm
My kids desperately wanted a puppy. We got them the most lovable sweetest parakeet. Easy to care for and so interactive. All the kids come over to play with it. Just go to a good place that knows a birds personality!
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amother




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Post Mon, Jan 18 2021, 5:03 pm
amother [ Mistyrose ] wrote:
Look into renting a bunny for a week or a month. That'll probably be enough to cure your kids when they see how hard it is to care a pet.


Is it a thing? is it good for them? If they are so sensitive, isn't it cruel to take them and and they bring back?

I thought they took a while to warm up to new people. Does it mean weeks or hours or months?
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rachel6543




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jan 18 2021, 5:08 pm
My friends had a pet bunny for several years. Was a positive experience for them as far as I can remember. It was litter trained. They lived in a townhouse/condo that had a small enclosed backyard patio. The bunny had free rein of the house and the backyard patio.
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amother




Crimson
 

Post Mon, Jan 18 2021, 5:10 pm
Lennon the bunny on YouTube is a great resource for learning more about what it takes to care for a bunny.
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amother




Mauve
 

Post Mon, Jan 18 2021, 5:52 pm
I have a rabbit. That being said I do not take care of it at all my husband does it all.

We have the rabbit in our basement in a large (at least 10×6 ft) gated in area with lots of cardboard boxes to chew and hide in. It has a litter box and is trained. It eats hay, pellets and produce. It has a bowl for water. It is a very loveable pet. It loves being petted and having its head scratched. It doesn't make noise or smell at all.

We let it out to run around almost everyday. Sometimes we take it outside for "walks" on a leash. (It runs REALLY fast and totally would run away). It does chew on things (wires, shoe laces are a favorites).

I think it is a pretty easy-going pet but not one that likes being jostled around by a bunch of kids (but what animal does like that? A dog maybe?) It is one of the few animals I would allow in my house.

As far as time needed to take care of it- it needs its littler box changed everyday or every other day. It needs new produce and pellets everyday. It always needs a supply of hay so my husband leaves a lot out for it and only needs to replenish every so often. It likes attention but not all the time or everyday.

Let me know if you want to know anything else!
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amother




Violet
 

Post Mon, Jan 18 2021, 7:35 pm
We’ve had a few bunnies and we did train them to go only in the litter box but they do not so the job as far as you’re kids wanting a pet. We got a dog about 6 months ago and was the best thing we ever did.
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