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The Care and Keeping of Dust Bunnies

Updated on March 17, 2011

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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      Jacalyn 

      3 years ago

      That's a wise answer to a tricky quiotesn

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      Bayram 

      3 years ago

      an adult, I still love them. a0Last year, after my Modern Day Snow White themed ssiseon (seen here: ), I was determined to do 2-3 Once Upon A Time themed ssiseons. a0I immediately made a

    • Rochelle Frank profile image

      Rochelle Frank 

      9 years ago from California Gold Country

      Yes, any pet that is both entertaining and easy to maintain is good. They are most as good as cats.

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      Sheila 

      9 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Dust bunnies are our friends. . .

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      C. C. Riter 

      9 years ago

      It was the woman who Delores took care of and was accused of murdering that was afraid of dust bunnies. I'm not a real fan of his either, but Wee One is.

    • LelahKimball profile imageAUTHOR

      LelahKimball 

      9 years ago from USA

      I can never bring myself to read Stephen King, although I've attempted The Dead Zone many times. I do see the movies. I just don't remember Delores Claiborne being tortured by her dust bunnies. I just really remember the sledge hammer to the ankles and psycho obsession. It's been awhile though.

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      C. C. Riter 

      9 years ago

      You never saw or read King's novel/movie? the crazy old woman was tortured by her dust bunnies.

    • LelahKimball profile imageAUTHOR

      LelahKimball 

      9 years ago from USA

      Well, with my "messy house", I'd know. But, um, why does Delores Claiborne remind you of dust bunnies? Do I want to know?

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      C. C. Riter 

      9 years ago

      Great thoughts on the little booges. Remember that old woman in Delores Claiborne? I always think of her when I see my dust bunnies.

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