Get rabbit ready to meet Clooney!

30 August 2020

 

We love all our furry, feathery and scaled family members equally! Interestingly, about 20% of our exotic pet policyholders have hopped into our hearts. It’s nothing short of a privilege to cover these snuggly little furballs! In this article, we hop over to one of these furry dotsure.co.za family members, to learn more about him. The name’s Clooney… and yep, you guessed it, he’s as cute as a button!

Clooney is a gorgeous, grey bunny and along with his siblings, they are all part of the dotsure.co.za family. “Clooney is an adventurous and curious bunny. He loves running around the house like a hooligan but also loves his sister bunny to bits,” says pet mom, Jeanette. “When he’s not being a clown, causing trouble, kissing his sister, giving cuddles or napping, you will see him with a mouth full of hay.”

Clooney often gets into all sorts of trouble. That’s why having him (and the other fur babies) covered with dotsure.co.za, gives them true peace of mind.

Claiming for Clooney…

“Our experience of claiming for Clooney has been pleasant and stress-free (which is great when Clooney already puts us through stressful vet situations),” says Jeanette. The pet mom also points out that submitting claims via email or the dotsure.co.za Manage Portal is easy, simple and informative. Aww, we’re glad you’re ‘hoppy’! 😊

 

Here’s a picture of Clooney munching on some herbs…

 

 

Clooney cuddling with his family…

 

 

Why they make great pets

According to Petfinder, “Rabbits have strikingly distinctive personalities. They can be as playful and silly as puppies or kittens, as independent and fascinating as cats, or as loyal and openly affectionate as dogs. And long-time rabbit owners claim that domestic rabbits are, in their own way, every bit as smart as cats and dogs.”

 

Interested in adopting?

Reach out to Bunny Huggers South Africa, they are a network of foster moms that rescue and rehome abandoned bunnies.

“Fortunately, there are many lovely, well cared for, happy, healthy buns available for adoption from foster moms. Just like adopting from the SPCA, you can expect that your bun will be sterilized. This is an important step in preventing further unwanted bunnies,” says Bunny Huggers South Africa.

Visit the Bunny Huggers South Africa Rehome Facebook page to find ‘somebunny’ to love and to start the ‘ad-HOP-tion’ process. 😉

FYI: Clooney is also a rescue bunny. He was adopted from The Strawberry Foundation.

 

If you are lucky enough to be (or to one day become) a bunny parent, here are some essential care tips to keep in mind:

 

Bunnies need lots of TLC – they crave attention, just like dogs and cats. “Bunnies can be skittish and highly stung, so they need to be well socialized and given plenty of positive attention to get them accustomed to being around humans and being held,” states UrbanPaws.

Bunnies eat their hearts out – Bunnies are passionate about their food. Hay, veggies and pellets should always be in paw’s reach.

Take note: A protein and grain diet is a no-go!

Bunnies chew everything – if you’d like to avoid expensive damages to your home, we suggest that you bunny-proof it. Hide television cables, your favourite Nike trainers, and other chewy temptations, from your furball. Make sure that they have enough bunny-friendly chew toys to keep them occupied.

Bunnies stay up all night – They don’t ‘carrot’ all for a good night’s rest. If you’d like some shuteye, it’s best to have a hutch for your bunnies to hang out in at night. Just remember to clean the hutch regularly and to chew-proof their cribs.

Regular vet visits are vital – bunnies need regular check-ups to stay happy and healthy. Visit your local vet at least twice a year for a routine check-up.

 

Now that you’ve met Clooney and contemplating whether or not you’ll be adopting a bunny or two 😉, make sure that you’ve got cover for all your pet family members. Unexpected vet bills do not have to catch you off-guard. Be prepared and hop on over to dotsure.co.za for a quick pet insurance quote!

 

 

 

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