Is a loud environment ok for a bunny?
I want to get a pet rabbit, but my roommates are ALWAYS arguing/yelling (pretty much everyday) and I know rabbits are kinda skittish. Would it be ok to have a rabbit in such an environment? Would the rabbit get used to it? He/she would give warning thumps if they were getting scared right? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
***** Karen Sez *****
Hmmm, that sounds like a pretty unpleasant environment for both rabbits and people. I can see how a pet rabbit might be a soothing influence for you in the chaos. What are the chances your living arrangements could take a more peaceful turn??
I'm sure a rabbit could get used to loudness, especially if it did not feel personally threatened. Can you shield the rabbit from some of the loudness and yelling? Like, put the cage in some distant corner or provide it with a hiding place to which it can retreat?
Don't count on the rabbit to let you know it's terrified, but once you get to know the animal's methods of communication, you might learn how to tell. Do you really want to do this to a pet rabbit? Will it be safe with a couple out-of-control humans sharing the same space?
Had to ask....