this is bella. we wandered in to the pet shop in passing yesterday, as is traditional and among the wee bunnies for sale at prices of $70 and up was bella. free. at 18 weeks she and her two brothers were too old to sell.
i hadn't anticipated getting another rabbit but well, she was free and she needed a home and we know rabbits. bella is a sweet sweet thing and i'm glad to welcome her here but there is something very, very wrong with this picture.
at 18 weeks she is still very young and very cute and it appalls me that she could become essentially worthless so soon. how long would she have been kept in the shop before she was offloaded to someone who didnt care in the slightest......or worse?
why is there such an oversupply that a rabbit like bella can't be sold and do the breeders have any concern for the future of their animals?
will the people who pay top dollar for a younger animal tire of it by the time it reaches 18 weeks?
the whole thing is so unsavoury.