The Care and Keeping of Dust Bunnies
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines dust bunny as: an aggregate of dust. Aggregate means collective. I would have to say that Webster’s is missing the point. Dust bunnies are a wonderful pet for busy people. Dust bunnies are extremely low maintenance.
Dust bunnies do not need to be fed. They hunt on their own. Then tend to take the forgotten or the dropped—a magnet under the refrigerator is a culinary treat. If you find your dust bunnies eating on your plants, you can easily remove them with a gentle push.
Dust bunnies need a quiet environment. They like the dark corners of rooms or to hide under furniture, especially beds. They may also take up spots on ceiling fans or lights. High shelves and the tops of unread books are also favorite hang outs. If you are missing a dusty bunny, check the dryer lint trap or the registers in your house; they appear to be attracted to heat.
While dust bunnies do not need any type of medical/veterinary care, they will multiple like…well…bunnies. They tend to be particularly active during the cold, winter months. If your dust bunnies do become too much for you to handle, they have natural enemies in brooms and vacuums, especially vacuums. Dust bunnies also do not like water. They tend to slide down the drain and get stuck. A plumbers snake will hurt them, but tends to be the best way of removal.
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