07-12-2004, 08:17 PM
OKay, I've done some research and have found many different answers to my question, "How long will my dwarf rabbit live?" I have found any where from 5 years is an old rabbit to most rabbits live 10-15 years. My sweet Satin is a dwarf polish girl. She is unspayed (there really is no reason to spay her as she is never near another rabbit), she is almost 6 years old (in October she will be 6) and the only health related issue was wondering why she was still producing milk which I asked about before and is not an issue anymore. Otherwise she is in good health, eats rabbit pellets, timothy hay, every once in awhile a carrot. She seems pretty active when I let her run around although she isn't as active as she used to be. I've heard dwarf rabbits live shorter lives than larger rabbits. I hope she can at least live to be 10. The reason I brought this up is I have never had an animal die of old age because we either had to give it away or something happened to it at a young age. I also am concerned and getting a little upset because one of my dogs just turned 10 and the other will be 7 soon. She is a sweet bunny and sometimes plays what I call "bunny soccer". When she is sitting on the floor I lay out on my stomach and I tap a tiny sqishy soccer ball at her nose with my finger and she sometimes hits it back to me. I know she is just saying "get that away from me" but I think its cute :). Please if anyone has researched life expectancy of a dwarf rabbit or knows for sure about how long they usually live I would be thankful. I'm sure that my bunny will live awhile longer and I'm not going to worry about how many years or whatever it is to the sad event I will enjoy my time with her, I just don't want to be as worried when some day I might find her, well, you know that it was someting I did.