Before giving birth to her child, Jenn Eckert was a little worried because she was aware that domestic animals can exhibit envy toward „smaller humans.“ The speed at which her bunnies Alfie and Amelia would fall in love with her daughter Bailey, however, was something she could never have predicted.
Without a doubt, Alfie and Amelia adore their new sister; this has been the case ever since they first met. At the hospital where she was delivered in June, they stood tall next to the infant in her carrier.
Alfie attempted to get into the car seat, but Amelia only snorted, according to Eckert. But because they were both so sweet, I was certain they would be best friends.
Eckert had a point. Despite the fact that rabbits can occasionally be aloof, Alfie and Amelia immediately let everyone know that when Bailey was there, she was the only thing that mattered.
Eckert remarked, „She is constantly the center of their attention. They’ll sleep close to her when she’s asleep. They have a tendency to hover a little, as if they were immediately assigned the task of protecting her.
Since Bailey had raised bunnies her entire life, she was aware of their kind nature.
The rabbits are ideal pals for a newborn baby because they are both Flemish giants that might weigh up to 20 pounds.
As Bailey matures, her family and the bunnies that will be by her side constantly will teach her about the world. From Alfie and Amelia, she already appears to be picking up a lot about respect and kindness.
When Bailey begins to cry, Alfie „thumps“ They are unquestionably Bailey’s guardians, says Eckert.
This tale is yet another example of how animals can be amazing friends to people of all ages and frequently shower both their humans and their young with affection.
Eckert has started preparing Alfie and Amelia for certification as therapy bunnies through Pet Partners since they are so kind to Bailey. They’ll start making frequent visits to hospitals and nursing homes after they’re certified in order to meet and snuggle with patients.
The two enjoy practicing at hospitals just as much as they enjoy their existing level of proficiency at home.
I continue to support rabbit therapy, adds Eckert, „because it shows how amazing they can be with kids.“ Since rabbits are more than just a house pet, it also gives me the chance to raise awareness about rabbit care.
Giant rabbits can establish close relationships with human families because they are extremely intelligent and could live for more than ten years. Alfie and Amelia, among other bunnies, enjoy total freedom to traverse the house, providing them with many of opportunities for entertainment and wellness.
Bunnies typically like to relax in close proximity to their owners and love pet attention. According to Eckert, they are naturally gentle creatures that might appear less frightening to young people because they don’t bark.
The bunnies have always been Eckert’s „baby,“ so seeing how they responded right away was incredible. Seeing their relationship deepen as they interact more is also a beautiful sight. All three of them are totally dependent on us for food, a safe place to sleep, affection, and other necessities because Bailey is still so young. I believe they are aware of that in many ways. It seems like they speak a unique dialect.