Beau’s family noticed that he acted more like a dog than a rabbit when they initially received him at the age of four months. He enjoyed following his family about the home, snuggling with them on the couch, and just being in their company. His family fell in love with his personality right away and couldn’t be happier with their new addition.
“When I first met Beau, he practically selected me to be his owner,” Beau’s mother, Scarlett Darby, told The Dodo. “He was so gorgeous and had such a lovely attitude and followed me around until I adopted him.”
Beau’s family decided to add a cat called Ninji to the mix a few months later. Beau’s mother was first concerned about how he and the new cat would respond to each other and get along, but it turned out that she had nothing to be concerned about.
Beau and Ninji have always enjoyed hanging out and playing together around the house when they first met. Darby was ecstatic that they were getting along, but she had no clue how deeply they adored one other until Ninji found Beau’s confinement.
“I had Beau’s cage door open while putting some food in for him, and Ninji decided to hop in,” Darby explained. “At first, I was frightened, but it wasn’t long before I discovered Ninji was more interested in Beau’s house than Beau!”
Beau was unconcerned with Ninji’s presence in his enclosure, and even seemed to like it. When the family got another cat, Nibbler, he began imitating his cat brother and began hanging out in Beau’s enclosure as well — and before long, the entire fuzzy group was spending time in there together, hanging out, unaware that the enclosure was actually designed for rabbits only. All three of them appeared to them to be the same.
Seeing a number of cats hanging out in a rabbit cage could appear unusual…
…but it’s simply another day for this family.
“If he doesn’t like the cats in his domain, he lets them know by thumping/kicking his feet,” Darby explained. “But most of the time, he’s delighted that his cat siblings are sitting with him.”
The furry pack recently gained a new member when the family welcomed a tiny sister, a kitten called Lola, into the fold. Lola bonded with Beau just as soon as her cat brothers did, and she now spends as much time as she can in his enclosure and everywhere else he is.
While Beau and his feline siblings are never left alone, just in case, it’s clear how much they all love and care for one another. Beau and his feline siblings aren’t that dissimilar. When one sibling decides to curl up on the sofa or in Beau’s enclosure, it doesn’t take long for the others to follow suit…