Around April, many people decide to purchase bunnies from pet stores as the perfect Easter present. Unfortunately, a majority of unsuspecting new owners end up unable to care for the animal due to a lack of funding or knowledge on fundamental care.
That being said, there are a lot of owners that will end up taking great care of the animal, which then turns the situation into a matter of where to attain one.
An overwhelming amount of rabbits enters shelters each year as unwanted Easter presents in search for another family to love them. Usually, adoption fees are lower than the prices at pet stores, and you can still find the cuddly companion you would at a local shop.
Rabbits can be very affectionate and loyal pets when you put into them the effort and love they deserve. If at first they are shy, don’t worry! They are bound to warm up once they realize you mean them no harm.
This Easter, if you have the ability, please give a bunny a second chance at a home. It may be the best basket you unwrap this year.
In Terms of Care
Aside from a staple diet of pellets, rabbits can also be fed a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to meet their dietary needs:
Kale and Romaine Lettuce
Carrots and fruits should be fed in limited amounts or small treat portions due to their high sugar content. For additional required nutrients, feel free to see the care sheet below. This also encompasses housing for the pet, as well as recommended exercise.