Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Pixie & Buster
Posted on February 7th, 2014 by Sara Willy
On Fridays we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Wednesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.
Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet.
Meet Pixie and Buster!
Pixie (dark brown) and Buster (agouti) are a pair of distinguished gentlemen who are looking for a new home after their former family developed allergies to rabbits after six years. Pixie and Buster are friendly, curious boys who may do well with a family new to rabbits or with a family who has prior rabbit experience. Pixie and Buster are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.
House rabbits need a large, rabbit-proofed indoor area of your house to live in. Rabbits are intelligent and social animals; they do best with a rabbit companion and need daily interaction with their human companions.
Rabbits should be fed high quality hay pellets, fresh leafy greens (leaf lettuce, carrot tops, parsley, cilantro, and pesticide-free dandelion are good choices), as well as unlimited hay. Treats include small portions of carrot or fruit, such as apple, berries, pear, grape, or banana.
With good care and lots of love, rabbits can live to be 7-10 years old. You are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your bunnies, and they should be treated as an integral part of the family.
The primary caregiver must be a responsible adult, and young children should always be supervised when interacting with your bunny and instructed on proper approach and handling. Household cats or dogs should, of course, also be carefully supervised at all times and introduced in a calm and quiet manner.
Pixie and Buster (SAS #13-12140) are at the Seattle Animal Shelter. Come on down to meet them today!