In one of the most densely populated cities in the world, most apartments are small to tiny, and rabbits are popular pets.
And there are rabbit lovers ready to take care of their lone pets while their owners are away at Bunny Style, a luxury rabbit resort.
It’s especially noticeable this month. COVID-19 restrictions Hong Kong has seen a surge in Lunar New Year travel to welcome the Year of the Rabbit.
Donna Li, owner of Bunny Style, said her vacations are fully booked and she is content with regular exercise, parties, spa treatments and lots of hay.
“We aim to provide a safe environment,” said Li.
Li, who has two rabbits, launched Bunny Style in June. We started with the playroom, which provided a space to bounce and escape from Hong Kong’s hot and humid climate.
“First and foremost, the main goal was to create a safe indoor play area with the right temperature for the rabbits,” says Li.
When the government began lifting COVID-19 restrictions in September, Li saw the need and quickly set up boarding facilities. They are packed for Christmas and Lee has already started taking reservations for Easter.
With 15 rabbits, Li and her staff are busy with the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. Besides meals (some owners order a special veggie cake in advance), hair brushing, nail clipping, and exercise must be managed.
“I think rabbits understand people. They can sense if we’re being nice to them and can take care of them,” Lee said. That’s why when I take care of them, I talk a lot about how pretty and cute they are.”
Live streams and video clips are also provided, so you can see that the rabbits are actively jumping and having fun.
Bunny Style costs approximately $15 per night, including 30 minutes of supervised playtime. Beauty treatments and special menus are charged separately.
The popularity of animals in Hong Kong has inevitably found some owners chewing more than they can chew. That’s why there are shelters like Tolobunny, founded in 2015, dedicated to finding new homes for abandoned rabbits.
Spokesperson Bridget Ng is already expecting a spike in calls to the shelter’s 24-hour rescue hotline in the months ahead. Volunteers are temporarily housing 42 rabbits that have already been abandoned by their owners.
“Our observation is that throughout the year, especially during holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Christmas, more people want to keep rabbits, but in the months to come, there will be more abandoned rabbits.
Homeless dogs and cats are still being cared for more, but “we hope to give more attention and resources to all kinds of abandoned animals,” said founder Winky Cheng. says.
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