Are you thinking of buying your kids a pet RABBIT for Easter? Animal rights advocates would just like to say please don’t. Or at least think long and hard before you do it . . .
Rabbits have to be spayed or neutered, just like dogs and cats. That can cost 300 bucks or more. And if you don’t do it, they can become aggressive and BITE your child.
Also, kids tend to lose interest in rabbits once they get bigger, so YOU end up being the one who has to take care of it.
That’s one reason why bunnies bought as Easter gifts tend to end up in animal shelters, or just abandoned.
People think they can survive on their own in the wild, and set them loose. But domestic rabbits have different food requirements than wild ones. And they basically have no survival skills.
So if you set a store-bought rabbit loose, it probably won’t last long out there. Dogs and large birds are two of the biggest threats.
That’s why it might be a better idea to skip the real rabbit, and buy your kid a chocolate one instead.