Do you dream of owning a bunny? Do you fall into a cuteness coma when you watch their little noses twitch while they eat? If so, you’ll be seriously impressed with this adorable rescue rabbit who’s in need of a home.
And he’s not just your average cute and cuddly bunny. There’s a whole lot more to love about Atlas, because he’s the size of a dog.
On its Facebook page, Scottish SPCA posted a picture of Atlas, who at just seven months old is already a pretty big boy, and he still has a lot of growing to do.
“He is a very friendly rabbit who loves attention and getting cuddles. Atlas is also an inquisitive boy who makes everyone laugh with his mischievous character,” the post reads.
While there are countless people who would love to give Atlas a home — and the comments on the post are all the evidence you need — he does require a specific sort of habitat given his size and his breed.
The Scottish SPCA is looking for a home with “plenty of space for him,” and clearly a standard rabbit hutch won’t do. Atlas also “needs an owner with the knowledge to properly care for him, so ideally someone who has kept a continental giant before.”
So, what is a continental giant rabbit?
The breed is one of the largest and oldest breeds of rabbit, which according to Pets4Homes, could even date back as far as the mid-16th century. The rabbits are reportedly “gentle, friendly and very intelligent.” They’re “easy to train and can be encouraged to play games, use a litter tray and even come when their name is called, with relative ease.”
While they may look cute and cuddly, picking up these rabbits isn’t recommended if you are an inexperienced owner, as you could harm their spines. They do, however, love being petted. Because of their size, they obviously require a lot more food than your average bunny, and they produce a lot more waste, too.
“He should be fed a diet of high-quality hay and good pellets, as well as fibrous vegetables, and he must be groomed regularly to keep his coat in good condition and so you can check for illness or injury,” the site states.
If you can meet Atlas’ needs and offer him a loving home, call the SPCA at 03000 999 999. For the rest of us, we can just marvel at his cuteness.