Originally Posted by Nords
In case anyone is wondering about other pets, our kid is moving out in about 520 days but her rabbit is disgustingly healthy. He's probably pushing eight years old by now (we got him from the humane society) and could easily go another 3-4 years. We've even seen 14-year-old bunnies...
Yes, but who's counting?
I am a big rabbit person myself, although I don't have one (I'm not home much, and a bunny would get lonely; not to mention chew on all my electronics/electric cabling.) Your bunny could
live to sixteen or seventeen; a friend of mine has a healthy, happy Flemish Giant who was born when Bill Clinton was inaugurated. Eats as much as a small elephant, too.
If you do decide on about day 550 that having a house rabbit is too much, please look up your local chapter of the House Rabbit Society or Humane Society about outplacement; but my bet is, you'll fall in love with him even more once your daughter has left home. They really are delightful creatures, and bloom with friendly interaction.
Edit: I see you got him from the Humane Society. Full credit to you for adopting; you gave a home to a fellow creature who was likely abandoned by someone who didn't know how much upkeep a "cute little bunny" can turn out to be.