The Easter bunny seems to have become the Santa counterpart of a major religious holiday. But as much as we would not gift a human being to someone for Christmas, many people decide to gift a live bunny for Easter. Too soon the novelty wears off and then we find abandoned and relinquished animals. They often don’t survive when let loose in the wild. And their poor little spirits become broken and sad.
A terrific idea for those of you actually wanting a pet bunny, is to volunteer at a rabbit sanctuary. This will provide you an idea of what it is like to care for a bunny, discover the different types of breeds and see bunny personalities.
The Easter Bunny Alternatives
When planning your child’s Easter baskets the best options are to choose bunny themed items like clothing and accessories to toys to candy and food.
Don’t forget your pet bunnies on Easter!
The Easter Bunny loves a good carrot (tops included) and a salad with herbs and veg so fix them a good holiday meal!
- home made treats like my Valentine Bunny Heart Treats (just use an Easter bunny shaped cookie cutter)
- a new toy
- a cat scratch pad
- a house from Aldi’s, Target or Amazon
- a new bed.
Those of you that know me or have read about me, know I am passionate about and have bunnies for pets. Please, please do NOT buy a bunny as an Easter gift. Bunnies are a lifetime commitment. They live inside for an average of 8-10 years, they need to see an exotic vet and have a special diet. Bunnies are social and need a lot of love plus toys to stimulate them. Unfortunately many bunnies given at Easter end up being let loose outside and domestic bunnies cannot survive in the wild.
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