Coping with the loss of pet rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and other small animals.
“I was gutted. Chocolate was a huge part of my life – whenever I was at home, he was by my side. He was a constant for seven years.”
Research shows there is a positive correlation between pet grievance and animal-human bonds
“The relationship humans can develop with their non-human animals is quite amazing. That’s especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic when the majority of people all over the world are spending most of their time at home…”
“It’s not “just a rabbit.”
Losing a companion animal isn’t “like” losing a family member; it is losing a family member. Grief over losing an animal friend, no matter how small, is natural and right. And we all need to work through it.
Everyone grieves differently, and the process can take longer for some people than others.”
“After years of fun with your pet guinea pig, suddenly losing them can feel like there’s an emptiness that they leave behind. This is a really unfortunate situation but giving your remaining guinea pigs and yourself some time to grieve is what you’ll have to do when one of your guinea pigs dies.”