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Adults or Babies: Which is Right For Me?



Many people see babies and immediately choose to adopt them over an adult bunny due to their tiny, fluffy adorableness. However, a full-grown bunny can be your best friend too! Let's take a look at some of the features of each age group.


Adult Bunnies (6 months to 8 years)

  • With adults, we already know their temperament and can give potential adoptees a really detailed description of what the bunny likes/dislikes, quirks they have, and their daily activities or favorite things.

  • Some of the adults we retire are already spayed or neutered, which is such a bonus*! *However, you should always spay/neuter your bunny if they are not already. Otherwise, you risk losing them early due to reproductive cancers (which are fatal and occur in 80% of unfixed bunnies.)

  • Our adults get socialization from the day we adopt them. However, if you don't keep up the socialization (frequent play sessions, lots of love and human interaction, etc.) they may become shyer and less used to people. This is a major reason we only sell to indoor homes - bunnies kept outdoors get little to no human interaction, and are often neglected.

  • Adults don't go through the crazy 'teenage stage' that babies do. In this period, babies are shedding their baby fur, doing a lot of chewing, and zooming with endless energy. Our adults up for adoption will all have already passed through this and will not experience it again (it's like adolescence in humans.)


Baby Bunnies (1-5 months)

  • Babies are so cute, and we know they typically catch your eye before adults. We know all of our babies very well and give the best temperament description possible, but they haven't been with us as long as our adults have. We can't tell you what they're going to be like after they turn 6 months, or what they will be like when bonded to another bunny.

  • Our babies are well socialized, but if you don't keep up the socialization (frequent play sessions, lots of love and human interaction, etc.) they may become shyer and less used to people. This is a major reason we only sell to indoor homes - bunnies kept outdoors get little to no human interaction, and are often neglected.

  • Babies are the goofiest fluffs and go through a 'teenage stage!' Just like people, they become teenagers at approximately 12-15 weeks old. They will start shedding their baby coat, chew on millions of chew toys, and go crazy with their zoomies around the living room.


Both adults and babies take time to adjust to a new home, so whoever you choose to adopt will need time to settle in and get used to you and the new environment. It's a Mountain Sky guarantee that any bunny of ours will be happy, healthy, and social - they simply need time to get used to new places and people. Like people, there are introverted and extroverted bunnies, and everybun has a different personality and will have a different adjustment time. Be patient with whichever bunny you adopt; trust will come with time and TLC ♡


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