Since I started developing the Holland Lop breed, I have my fair share of ups and downs. But through it all, I always have fellow bunny angels to consult. I usually consult a number of highly experienced breeders whenever I am faced with difficult situations. They have since became my mentors (at least unofficially on their part). Just like life’s experiences, there are so much to learn about this wonderful breed. There is just so much to learn about rabbits in general that sometimes it is hard to keep up.
I am a strong believer of the saying “what goes around, comes around” and therefore, as much as I am offered help and advice, I try my level best to help a fellow rabbit owner in distress. It is very fulfilling to be able to share some experiences that could save a new found friend from some worries.
I also realized that the more we share, we could learn at the same time as well. The rabbit community in Malaysia is still very small and there are so much undesirable opinions about rabbits. Most of the cases, there are nothing wrong with the rabbits but instead I believe it is just how ill-informed the general public is. For example, based on popular beliefs, many are still under the impression that rabbits and carrots are inseparable.
Another common belief is rabbits or any pets for the matter must be kept in pairs. Most people would get a pair of male and female without giving thought as to how the two would multiply into an undesirable number.
My hope is that, there would be awareness programs to re-educate the general public about this wonderful pet and that one day, Malaysia would be filled with sound quality rabbits and owners alike.
If you are reading this, give your little bunny a hug and do not take it for granted. You are having the most amazing pet on earth.
P.S.: I am very sorry if I seemed to be shooting blanks with this post, in actual fact I do not have much to write but at the same time told myself that I must fill up that calendar on the right there… 😛