Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Want an Easter bunny?
Real, live pet bunnies are a commitment for 10-12 years or more. They need companionship, unlimited hay and fresh water, vet care, toys, hidey places, a bunny-proofed environment, and lots of space to run around and exercise (in your house) for at least 4-5 hours a day.
Pet bunnies are cute, fragile and expensive.
They poop (a lot), chew wood and wires, and may not like to be picked up or to cuddle.
If you really want a bunny (or better, a bonded pair), educate yourself (like at an HRS Bunny 101 and 201 course).
Then adopt - don't shop.
To learn about bunnies and local HRS chapters: www.rabbit.org
As for Easter, get a stuffed bunny toy or candy bunny. A live animal is not an impulse purchase or to be ignored, abandoned or thrown out after the kids lose interest. For many reasons, a rabbit needs an adult to care for it and to supervise children around it.