In a climate-controlled structure in the suburbs of Hong Kong, rabbits scamper about a play area while some climb a wooden castle and others investigate a cotton tunnel.
Rabbits are well-liked pets in one of the world’s densest cities, where the majority of apartments are modest to tiny.
And at Bunny Style, an opulent bunny resort, there are rabbit enthusiasts willing to care for their abandoned pets while their owners are abroad.
That’s particularly clear this month, as a rise in travel for the Lunar New Year to usher in the Year of the Rabbit is being sparked by the easing of COVID-19 limitations in Hong Kong.
The proprietor of Bunny Style, Donna Li, stated that she is completely booked for the holiday and that she keeps her charges happy by ensuring they get plenty of hay, regular exercise, and fun social gatherings.
“We aim to provide a secure environment,” Li said.
Li, who has two pet rabbits of her own, started Bunny Style in June with merely a playroom that provided a place to hop and some refuge from the hot, muggy air of Hong Kong.
Li recognised a need and hurriedly established boarding facilities as soon as the government started removing COVID-19 restrictions in September. They had a busy schedule over the holidays, and Li has already started accepting reservations for Easter.
For roughly $15 every night, Bunny Style offers a half-hour of supervised playtime. Special cuisine items and beauty services cost extra.
Due to the animals’ popularity in Hong Kong, some owners have unavoidably discovered that they have taken on more than they can handle. There are shelters for this purpose, including Tolobunny, which was founded in 2015 and is committed to finding new homes for abandoned rabbits, frequently at open adoption occasions.