For today’s interview please welcome Abi Cushman and P.A. Smith from MyHouseRabbit.com
Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based, for example in which country and part of that country?
We are Abi Cushman and P.A. Smith, and we’re based in New London, CT USA.
Please tell us about your pet website and how it came about?
My House Rabbit (MyHouseRabbit.com) is dedicated to celebrating house rabbits and educating the public about pet rabbit care and behavior. There are a lot of misconceptions about pet rabbits, and we wanted to put together a resource that helped new rabbit owners set up a safe environment for their pets.
Have you always loved animals and pets?
Yes, of course! We both had pets growing up, and we’re both animal lovers in general as well. Aside from MyHouseRabbit.com, we also run another website called AnimalFactGuide.com which showcases various animals around the world and discusses ways people can help conserve both the animals and their environment.
Please tell us a little about any pets that currently live with you and if they ever get into any mischief?
We live with two rabbits named Coco and Cosette, and they love getting into mischief. Cos loves to jump on the coffee table to try to steal snacks. Coco enjoys pulling paper from the recycling bin and our filing cabinets (if we forget to close the drawer all the way). They are intensely curious, with the ability to jump to high places and squeeze into small spaces. We’ll find them on top of bookcases, tables, couches, chairs, and tv stands, as well as below or behind the furniture.
What first interested you in setting your pet related website up?
Owning two rabbits, rabbit care was a topic we knew a lot about. We both like to write, and I (Abi) am a web designer by trade, so putting together a website made sense.
How long now has the site been established?
We launched My House Rabbit in 2007.
How do you find your inspiration and the content that you blog about?
We get inspiration for new articles from the emails we receive. When we realize that a lot of people have similar questions about a certain topic, we’ll turn our answer into an article.