You would think a holiday that is synonymous with rabbits would be a good thing for them. I mean, you can’t pay for that kind of PR. But unfortunately the holiday isn’t kind to our bunny friends.
Many pet rabbits find themselves in baskets on Easter morning. While a cute gift, most of the people (okay these are kids getting them as gifts) aren’t aware of the care they need or the time and financial commitment they require. They enjoy their new pet for a few months but after a time the rabbit starts getting neglected and someone decides they don’t want the rabbit anymore. Then the rabbits end up in shelters or rescues with all the other unwanted Easter bunnies hoping to get a new home.
Let’s stop this cycle. Instead of giving a rabbit for Easter, consider one of these Easter gift ideas.
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1.Webkinz Rabbit– Instead of a real bunny, give a virtual one. Your child can have all the fun of playing with it and taking care of it without all the worry and poop.
2. Chocolate Easter Bunny – Who wouldn’t love good chocolate in their Easter Basket? Each year Make Mine Chocolate starts their annual campaign to bring awareness to the care rabbits need and discourage giving them as Easter gifts by encouraging giving more appropriate Easter gifts like chocolate bunnies.
3. Bunny Slippers – Hippity hopping down the bunny trail can tire a pair of feet out. A fuzzy pair of bunny slippers is the perfect thing to help them recharge.
4. Bunny ZooPurr Animal HatTM – Who needs an Easter bonnet, when you can show your Easter spirit with a soft fuzzy bunny hat!
5. Lego 40086 Easter Bunny – Every Easter basket needs some fun in it and what can be more fun than an Easter Lego kit.
Adding a pet is something that should be thought out and prepared for. If you would like to add a rabbit to your family, visit Rabbit.org to learn about the care they need and consider adopting from a shelter or rescue in your area.