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Monday, March 25, 2013

Save the Easter Bunny!

I overheard a mother talking on the phone while grocery shopping yesterday. She was so excited about getting three baby bunnies from the local farm store for her nieces as an Easter gift. I'm all about celebrating Easter, peeps, but stick to the marshmallow bunnies!

Easter has the potential for a lot of puns!

As a future veterinarian and lover of animals, I would like to let you know why I think getting those bunnies for your favorite toddler is potentially a terrible idea:
  •  Rabbits can live for a long time! They often live to be 7-10 years old.
  • Pet rabbits aren't low-maintenance pets. They have specific dietary and veterinary needs, and must be handled with care.
  • Pet rabbits must live indoors with their human families.
  • Ex-Easter bunnies are abandoned to shelters or into the wild each year when their novelty wears off and people realize just how much work they are. Please don't add to the abandoned pet population.
If you are seriously considering buying a bunny this spring, a lot of families do enjoy their family rabbit. Just check with your veterinarian before hopping into it!



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