1.) Adopters must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by an adult. If you’re under the age of 18, please have a parent or guardian fill out your application for you.
2.) We do our absolute very best to guarantee gender to the best of our ability, but mistakes CAN happen.. we will double and triple check for you upon bunny leaving our premises.
3.) A deposit of half down the price of the bunny is required to reserve and HOLD your bunny if the bunny isn’t taken home today. For deposits we accept payment through Venmo & Paypal only or CASH. Bunny MUST be paid in full with cash at time of pick up OR PayPal / Venmo two days prior to sale.
4.) If you decide not to get your bunny for any reason, whether you've decided to change your mind about purchasing a bunny, or if you have found your future bunny else where the deposit will not be refunded. A deposit will ONLY be refunded if a bunny gets sick or passes away in our care. If you decide you want a different bunny than the one you've previously chosen, a new deposit must be taken. This takes away from other adopters who may have wanted the original bunny you had originally put a deposit down for.
5.) We’re a small, closed rabbitry and do not allow visitors into the rabbitry. This is to protect our family, and to keep our bunnies safe and in good health. We meet new owners at Bertucci’s Restaurant, in Glastonbury CT or sometimes our home.
6.) Bunnies need to be picked up no later than one week past their ready date. Any bunny picked up later than one week will be an additional $20 per week for board and food purposes.
7.) We’re a rabbitry that love homes with children, as we believe our bunnies are pet quality buns and never shy away from a home with a child. In instances/homes with small children, we always recommend your child be seated while holding your bunny. Bunnies are fragile and delicate and can break their backs or sprain a leg if dropped. We always advise supervision when children are handling any bunny as they can be quick to jump out of your hands.
8.) Dwarf Baby bunnies will go home with a transition bag of pellets, hay and a health exam. Health exam done by me, Blueberry Birch Rabbitry. Most bunnies will also come with a birth certificate and may include a fun chew toy as well. As preventative, your bunny has also been dewormed for coccidia and roundworms when being separated from mom. Please leave your email address in the application so we can also email our bunny care guide with all of our helpful tips to litter training, safe foods and toys etc.
9.) To the best of our knowledge, our bunnies are healthy upon leaving. We will again look over your bunny and check gender before you take your bunny home. We’re not responsible for any vet bills that may accrue after leaving our rabbitry. Our bunnies will leave with clean ears, eyes and a nose that is free of discharge. No fleas will be found on your bunny.
10.) If your rabbit is to die within 48 hours of leaving our care, we will refund the cost of the bunny only under certain circumstances. Proof of dead rabbit or receipt/exam notes from veterinarian will be needed. In some cases, a necropsy must be performed to rule out cause of death. A refund will ONLY be given if the veterinarian feels the death had something to do genetically or if the bunny was already sick when leaving our care. We don’t refund for injuries or accidents that occur in the new home OR blocked intestines from eating something at the new home. It is very common for a baby bunny to become stressed when adjusting to a new home if the home is too loud. We always recommend letting them settle in for the first few days. If your bunny shows any signs of lethargy, loose stools or NOT eating, this is a sign to take your bunny to a vet RIGHT AWAY.
11.) Although our bunnies are socialized and friendly when leaving our rabbitry, we can never guarantee a bunny will not ever scratch or bite, or know the life span of any bunny.
12.) If you need to rehome your bunny you've adopted from us, please let us know first. We may have room to take in your bunny or help you find your bunny the best home possible. We offer this so our bunnies don’t end up in shelters. There is absolutely NO refund if you return the rabbit.
13.) Once you adopt a bunny from us, you have a friend for the entirety of your bunny's life- please feel free to text, call or email if you have any questions, concerns or need general advice on your bunny.
1.) What food do you recommend to feed my bunny once I pick up from you?
* Our bunnies are currently eating Blue Seal Top Hutch 18 along with fresh second cut hay. For indoor bunnies we recommend feeding Oxbow Young Adult Rabbit until they reach 1 year of age. We also recommend feeding Timothy Hay which can be purchased at any feed store. For outdoor bunnies, we prefer to keep bunnies on Blue Seal Top Hutch 18 to maintain protein for outdoor living.
2.) I’ve heard male and female pairs share a better bond. Is that true?
We highly don‘t recommend adopting a male and female together as mistakes can happen before spaying or neutering. Siblings are never meant to be bred together. We will adopt two out of the same gender. (ie 2 female or 2 male but don't recommend housing them together because of hormones and fighting)
3.) What bunny chews do you recommend to keep my bunny busy?
We highly recommend any/all Oxbow products. Our rabbitry also sells balsa wood chews infused with 100% fruit juice, no added sugar or preservatives. Please inquire to see if we have any chews available or visit our Etsy Shop. (elliesbunnyshop)
4.) Cage suited for my bunny?
Bunnies should be kept in a cage large enough for your bunny to move, eat and turn around. It’s also best to have a cage large enough for exercise, or to keep an ex pen around cage ( for bunny to exercise). Please message me and I will gladly show pictures. Even if your bunny is a free roam bunny, they should still have a cage they can go to for safety reasons. If your bunny is a free roam bunny, please make sure your house has been bunny proofed. There are many wonderful sites found on Google that can walk you through bunny proofing your home.