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Pet Rabbits as Easter Gifts
Is Getting a Pet Rabbit for an Easter Present a Good Idea?
At Easter time many parents want to surprise their children with a real bunny. Although they are cute and cuddly, they need a lot of attention and care. Unlike dogs or cats, rabbits are very fragile animals and can frighten very easily if not handled properly. On the other hand, they are easy to care for and can even be trained to use a litter box. Rabbits can live upto 11 years old, so be prepared to live with the commitment. Unfortunately, after the novelty wears off, many rabbits are handed over to a shelter. Rabbits should have daily exercise out of the cage in a designated room that is rabbit proofed to stay healthy. Rabbits are chewers, so you don't want to have electrical wires out in the open. Mostly, chewing won't be a problem if you provide them with rabbit toys and plenty of hay to chew on.
If you want a pet rabbit, it is best to adopt one from an animal shelter than a pet store. Shelters can give you good information about the rabbit's health, friendliness and its history. Rabbits in shelters are usually spayed or neutered, which is highly recommended to calm and tame your rabbit for indoor living.
Having owned a rabbit myself, they are nice companions and are quiet animals. They love to be petted and will snuggle up to you on a couch.
Best Cage for New Owners
What You Need Before Getting Your Rabbit
Before you get your rabbit you should have his cage, food, hay, water bottle and a book on rabbit care before bringing the rabbit home. Amazon has the best deal for the money to get you started. This cage comes complete with bedding, food, treat, toy, water bottle, food dish, and pet care guide.
Here are two sites worth looking into.
Rabbits for Kids
- Best Toys for Pet Rabbits
The best toys for rabbits are inexpensive and easy to make. Learn how to make a hiding place for your rabbit.