Bunnies and Easter go hand-in-hand, but when deciding on giving a rabbit as an Easter gift, consider the chocolate, candy and stuffed animal toy kind first, and if you’re really serious, then think about ADOPTing a rabbit. Adding a real, live rabbit to your family should be a well thought-out decision.
Here’s what you should know about rabbits:
- They should live indoors.
- They have a lifespan of about 10 years.
- Rabbits are sensitive and can be stressed out by small children.
- They like to chew on cords and furniture, so your home must be bunny-proofed.
- Rabbits should be neutered or spayed or they will mark your house.
- They make great apartment pets.
Marianne G., Manager of our Boston shelter, has the following advice “if you are thinking about adopting a rabbit this Easter remember to ask yourself the question, ‘Was I interested in a rabbit before Spring or am I getting caught up by the holiday fever?’” She also notes that “rabbits make fun and entertaining pets. It can be an exciting surprise to add one to your family at Easter time as long as you have considered the commitment and the care that will last long after you’ve devoured your last Cadbury Crème Egg!”