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The UnPacking List #15: How to Be a Bunny Mom for the First Time

first time bunny mom - getting a new pet rabbit, traveling and having pets

It’s not easy to be a pet parent when you love to travel. It’s also not easy being a bunny mom for the first time – because there’s so much you need to know about these little creatures that you just might not expect!

That’s why I’m sharing some insights into my life with my rabbit, Sherlock Bunz.

In this episode, Emily Weiblen interviews me about the intricacies of pet rabbit care, as well as some insights into how that can impact your travel life. Can you travel with a bunny? And how do you find a qualified sitter? Listen for some tips!

What You’ll Learn

  • Why I broke down and finally got a pet 6 years ago even though I knew it would impact my future travel plans.
  • How I make sure my rabbit is cared for before leaving on a trip.
  • How rabbits are SO different from other pets.
  • The top things to learn about and research before becoming a rabbit parent for the first time.

Take Action

Thinking of getting a pet rabbit? Do your research now before committing.

And don’t forget to

Written by Brooke

I run the show at Her Packing List and love packing ultralight. In fact, I once traveled for 3 entire weeks with just the contents of a well-packed 12L handbag. When I'm not obsessing over luggage weight, I'm planning adventures or just snuggling with my pet rabbit, Sherlock Bunz.

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Travel Resources

HPL Learnables

Handbag Packing Masterclass – Learn to pack your lightest bag ever in this revolutionary packing class run by HPL founder, Brooke.

Creative Ways to Minimize Your Toiletry & Beauty Kit – Practical tips alongside DIY recipes designed to help you pack lighter, smaller & with fewer liquids. (Also included as a bonus to Handbag Packing Masterclass.)


Book Your Trip

Viator – Enhance your trip experience by booking from thousands of tours across the globe.

Booking.com – Search for hotels, hostels, and apartments using this one resource. Use it for flights, car rentals, and airport taxis as well.

Trusted Housesitters – Save money on travel accommodation by becoming a housesitter. Housesitters often have extra duties, like caring for pets and gardens.

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