Pet of the Week: Berta

Published on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 19:32
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This is Berta, a 6-year-old female Silver Marten rabbit at our Newington Care Center.

Rabbits make wonderfully social family pets! However, be sure to familiarize yourself with their care and enrichment needs before adopting. Although relatively easy to care for once you know how, rabbits do require more attention than most people typically think.

Rabbits may be able to live in pairs. When bonded, they will groom each other and snuggle together for companionship. Solo rabbits will need more human social time than pairs. Curious and social, rabbits do benefit from a lot of time out of their cage and can be litter box trained so they can roam freely in a safe environment.

While rabbits vary a great deal in size, the average rabbit may weight approximately 5 pounds and can live 6-12 years with proper care.

Inquiries for adoption should be made at the Connecticut Humane Society located at 701 Russell Road in Newington or call toll free: 1-800-452-0114.

The Connecticut Humane Society is a private organization with adoption centers in Newington, Waterford and Westport. The Connecticut Humane Society is not affiliated with any other animal welfare organizations on the national, regional or local level.



Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 19:32. Updated: Tuesday, 8 May 2018 19:36.