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Hickory - Special adopter needed!   

In shelter Rabbit

Melbourne, FL, 32934
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Hickory - Special adopter needed!
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Meet our handsome Hickory! We cant believe anyone could abandon this loving boy. He was left at the Florida Wildlife Hospital and is so happy now that hes with a great foster and getting the space and love he deserves. Hickory is currently being fostered at the Rotary Park nature center in Merritt Island if youd like to go meet him. Hes having a great time exploring and he LOVES meeting new people.

Hickory will need a special adopter because he has e.cuniculi. With EC, he will need periodic tests. He is directly receiving medicine to treat a slight head tilt that is a symptom of EC. There is a possibility that he could develop other symptoms in the future. Thats why were hoping that someone with a big heart will come along!

Anyone would be lucky to have this darling bun. Hes like a real life teddy bear! Message us to meet him!

Adoption fee: $100 for the neuter

About bunnies:
First time rabbit adopter? We can send you information about housing and care. You should also know:

- Bonding bunnies - both buns must be fixed or there will be territory issues and aggression. Read more on the House Rabbit Society website. Or contact us about low cost spay/neuter.

- Bunnies are NOT starter pets. They need (indoor) space and attention like a small dog would. They need hay, pellets and greens daily. And any health issues (not eating, etc.) require immediate attention.

- Bunnies are NOT a good fit for young kids. They are fragile, startle easily, usually dont like to be handled, and do not do well under stress like the general household noise that comes with little ones. Trust us, its a lot of work you dont want to take on if youre caring for small kids. If your little one absolutely wants to meet a bunny, we can set up a visit with one of our more mellow bunnies and theres no commitment involved :)

- Bunnies can be somewhat skittish but they are also fun. If patient and understand that bunnies get comfortable with people on their own terms, youll make a bunny friend. Spending time on the floor with them and offering treats is a great way to bond with them.

- Bunnies MUST be housed indoors. RHDV-2, a highly contagious and fatal wild rabbit disease in now in Florida and transmitted in the ground. Domestic rabbits cannot tolerate the heat. They also need to be safe from predators and parasites like ear mites. They will be much happier being a part of the family, inside.