PET OF THE WEEK: Alice the rabbit
Don't you be late for your important date to meet Alice in this edition of News 13's Pet of the Week.
Here's what the FNSB Animal Shelter had for us this time:
"Hi, I'm Heather Ritchie, I'm here with Fairbanks North Star Animal Shelter, and today we have Alice. She's a Flemish giant mix [rabbit]. She's about a year and six months old.
She was surrendered because she wasn't getting the attention she deserved... and rabbits really do need a lot of attention. But they can be a lot like cats -- want attention when they want it and they don't really want to be messed with outside of that.
With the proper handling, they can warm up a lot more. They do require a measured amount of pellets every day, [and] lots of hay. If you don't give them enough hay, their teeth can become overgrown, which can be dangerous, because that can inhibit their ability to eat properly. They also like some greens and vegetables, and sometimes fruit, although that should be given as just a treat, because that can be a little too high in sugar for them.
Alice does like age-appropriate children, but sometimes younger children can be a little bit too much for her. She doesn't want to be grabbed or picked up a lot. They just need a lot of space. Rabbits really do well if you can dedicate an entire room to let them run around and have fun.
She's also litter box trained. She does very well at using her litter box. We've noticed every day, she doesn't go outside of her litter box to go to the bathroom really at all.
Alice has a lot of other friends here at the shelter. We have lots of dogs, cats, another rabbit, and several guinea pigs, and a turtle."