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5 Reasons Not To Buy An Easter Bunny

Updated on September 10, 2015

What would be more cute than getting a live rabbit for the kids this Easter?

You will need to think hard before you make an impulse purchase. It may seem like a great idea at the time, but you will quickly learn that owning a bunny takes work. You will need to learn proper care, how to house a bunny, how to bunny-proof your house, what diseases and illnesses you need to look out for, and cleaning up pee lots of pee. Without preparing, your bunny will end up sick, undersocialized, and stinky! Nobody wants that, and this is why so many rabbits are abandoned to shelters a few weeks after the Easter fun has worn off. I urge you to educate your family before you make this decision. Below are reasons not to buy a rabbit. Read more and find out what you are in for.

*all pictures are of our pet Mini Rex

1. Never Buy An Animal Without Thinking It Through

The number one reason that animals get dumped or sent to shelters is because, after the newness wears off, people realize that caring for an animal is a lot of work. At first glance, it may not seem like a lot of work, but rabbits need care. You may not be prepared for all the dirty work that goes along with cleaning out a rabbit litter box or replacing bedding. Many veterinarians are not knowledgeable in rabbit care. You might just be on your own when taking care of a sick bunny. There are other maintenance type tasks that people are not familiar with when it comes to caring for a rabbit. You will want to regularly check their teeth, for instance. Are you ready to clip their teeth? If these things sound intimidating, I would suggest you read up on rabbit care, or better yet find a rabbit owner. They will be able to show you how to care for your bunny, if you should happen to get one this season.

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2. You Might Not Get What You Want.

Generally, employees at big chain pet stores have no idea how to care for, sex, or tell you what breed of rabbit they have. All of these things are important when considering a pet for your family. My husband came home once with a Netherland Dwarf. If we had looked up online, we would have known immediately that it was NOT a Netherland Dwarf. It only took a month for our bunny to outgrow the hutch he was in. We were fortunate to have friends that live in the country and were able to take him in. He ended up to be a 8-9 pound bunny instead of a 3-4 pound one! Most animals are not so fortunate and end up dumped. Rabbits, in particular, are often let out into the wild where they are quickly killed. This is not fair to the bunny at all! Learn about dwarf breeds before you go to the store so that you know what to look for. I mention smaller breeds because they make good indoor bunnies. The larger breeds are great too. I personally love Palominos for their docile temperaments.

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freckles being playful

3. The Bunny Will Need Socializing.

Just because a bunny at the store looks cute does not mean that it is friendly. You will need to take the time to socialize your bunny, or both of you will end up unhappy. Nobody wants a bunny that kicks, scratches, or bites the kids. Learn how to properly handle your bunny so that they feel safe in your arms. People at the store don't take the time to pet the bunnies. People often pick them up without knowing how and leave the rabbits insecure and defensive. You can read more on how to calm a rabbit here. Read up on breeds, ask around. Some breeds are more skittish than others. Consider the age of the children who live with the bunny. Very young children do not know how to properly handle a bunny and will often be too rough. Never scold or hit a bunny. You have to be patient. Rabbits naturally were prey animals and will frighten easily. Rabbits have been known to die from a heart attack from being scared. If you do decide to have one as a pet, spend time with your bunny and help them become comfortable around people. You will want to practice laying your bunny on their back so they feel comfortable as you trim nails or teeth.

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Learn more on my page about aggressive rabbits here.

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4. You will be responsible for most medical care.

If you are not knowledgeable about rabbit care, then I suggest you read up on it before buying a bunny. Most vets are not experienced in handling a rabbit, much less know how to treat a sick rabbit. For the most part they are healthy animals, but they still need basic maintenance. Get familiar with how to keep your bunny groomed and trimmed. Find a local breeder that can teach you how to do these things. It will make life less stressful for your rabbit. Occasionally you may deal with a case of the snuffles or ear mites. You should know the signs of infections so you can handle it properly. Rabbits may not display pain or discomfort. You have to be diligent and observant of your bunnies health.

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5. It costs more than you think.

In order to provide an adequate living space for your rabbit, you will need a decent sized hutch. This will depend on the size of your rabbit. You will want a seperate litter area for bunny in order to maintain a clean and hygenic hutch. You will need to watch to see where your rabbit is going to the bathroom and place a litter box there. Generally, rabbits potty train themselves. You will need a good bedding to help keep the hutch clean and disease free. This bedding will need to be changed often to keep the hutch dry. A good sized hutch could run you 100 dollars. You will need a feed bin and water bottle as well as toys, treats, and rabbit food. Timothy hay is a good choice. You do not want to feed your bunny too many vegetables because it can cause diarrhea. It's not as simple as going to the store and buying a bunny. You have to prepare in order to make life comfortable for your rabbit.

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      Great reasons interesting lens thanks

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      Tracey Boyer 4 years ago from Michigan

      If I were an angel, I would bless this lens. Well done!

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I am giving this lens a high five -- for high five day. You deserve it for helping people make intelligent decisions about buying a bunny.

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      RomanaSwan 5 years ago

      I have owned a cat most part of my life, and I have learned from my parent since the early days that I should never treat pets like toys.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      No but my son has 2 of them. Congrats on LOTD. This is great information and a well done lens. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012 and also on Squidoo LOTD Lenses 2. Hugs

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      Titia Geertman 5 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Not at present and I won't have one in the future. We had 2 of them living with us for about 10 months a few years ago when their owner went on a world tour. You can find their story and pictures in one of my easter lenses. You wrote a great informative lens and indeed so many people don't thing about the fact that those cute little bunnies grow up.

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      futureme lm 5 years ago

      Yes, we own a rabbit. Second generation from an anniversary present!

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      futureme lm 5 years ago

      Yes, we own a rabbit. Second generation from an anniversary present!

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      julia007 5 years ago

      It is a very informative Lens! Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I remember we had a rabbit when I was a kid..and yes..I remember the hind-leg kicks and the subsequent spray on the wall and everywhere else....Cute and furry though and I remember ours would eat a carrot held between your teeth...

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      imaginemdd lm 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for this article. People are so fast to get pets for holiday gifts and they don't think through that it may be a commitment for years and years. They will have to put in time, emotion and money to the care of this new member of the family. Just saying what others have said but thanks.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      This is a great lens with a lot of really good information. I owned a few bunnies as a child as yes there are several things that people should take into consideration before buying one or any pet for that matter. It makes me upset that some people buy pets and then refuse to learn the proper way to care for them.

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      CiahZet 5 years ago

      A great lens. I kinda owned 2 when my live-in ex-boyfriend bought them.Man, they are work. I fully understand all the litter clean-up. They are fun and friendly to have, but you must be prepared.

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      jholland 5 years ago

      We live in a rural area and someone must have let several bunnies loose as we had many LARGE bunnies running wild for a time. Sadly, we were unable to trap them and had to watch as one by one they were felled by wild animals and disease. Eventually we found one tiny baby bunny all alone with his eyes crusted shut. I cleaned him up and took care of him for a few days til I could get him to a shelter - he was very sweet - but it was so sad to see him without a family so very young.

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      jholland 5 years ago

      I had a few bunnies years ago - but I know I just don't have the time for one now. My 3 year old has been begging for a pet since she thinks our cat is defective (crazy, antisocial and not fond of hyperactive kids - but not defective! LOL). Thank goodness I know how much work pets are so I won't add any to the household until she is older. Used to own cats, dogs, birds, goats, and chickens - all pre-baby!

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      Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I've never owned a rabbit, although I have a few friends who have. I learned a lot about rabbit care and commend you for pointing out how important it is to educate yourself about a pet to make sure you can care for it properly before just going out and getting one.

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      missyjanette 5 years ago

      I dont have,,,.. Nice lens

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      My oldest brother kept rabbits and in time I had my own rabbit. A very nice pet for someone who is responsible. Angel blessing!

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      No. I owned one when I was younger though.

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      LizRobertson 5 years ago

      I did once and he was a charmer. Wish I'd known some of this before!

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      edisonmindset 5 years ago

      Happy Easter to one and All...I hope you had a great one!

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      iloveangelashelton 5 years ago

      Great points! It's like when people ran out and got dalmatians after 101 Dalmatians. This post is a great reminder on Easter! I'm sharing!

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      mjtaylor lm 5 years ago

      Lovely lens! Thanks for helping to raise folks awareness of responsible pet ownership. Think it through! Smart way to put it! And Wabbits are much smarter than we think they are, aren't they?

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like the idea of socializing your bunnies.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i had a lot of trouble with rabbits, put me off them forever

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: You should keep their nails trimmed to prevent this from happening.

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      m massie 5 years ago

      Remembering back to this lens may come in quite handy if any of my family happens to ask for a bunny.

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      m massie 5 years ago

      I don't own a rabbit but who knows about the future.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a really good article. One thing I'd like to add is that you should be really careful with indoor rabbits and loop-pile carpets. It's easy for them to get their claws tangled in them, which can have painful results. Ouch!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a really good article. One thing I'd like to add is that you should be really careful with indoor rabbits and loop-pile carpets. It's easy for them to get their claws tangled in them, which can have painful results. Ouch!

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      LStin1 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Nope! But I found this interesting.

      blessings,

      Cynthia

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      textbookmommy 5 years ago

      Great lens! I own two rabbits myself and I can attest they are a lot of work and not just an animal to buy for Easter or on a whim without thinking it through.

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      RickoDogAdvice 5 years ago

      Great post. I wasn't planing on buying a bunny but a lot of the points you brought up applies to other pets as well. More people need to read this before adopting or purchasing a new pet.

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      Bestbuyguide 5 years ago

      We once had one that you had to wear wellies to go and feed after he dug a nice inch wide gash in my Stepfather's leg with his teeth. He bit everyone but me, which I always assumed was down to the fact I had waist length hair as a teen, that I use to snuggle him up to and he loved it. I love seeing Rabbits but they are hard work.

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      TriciaLymeMom 5 years ago

      great lens! I've seen too many situations where people didn't realize? respect? the responsibility involved in owning a pet and then their great idea ends up spending it's last week or two of life miserable and in a shelter cage.

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      theholidayplace 5 years ago

      Once had one but I need to give it to friends because I was travelling very often

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      accfuller 5 years ago

      We have a bunny, and spend a lot of time caring for it :) I hope that people understand the responsibilities of owning ANY pet, easter bunnies included. Congratulations on LOTD ... :)

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      wiserworld 5 years ago

      Interesting lens :)

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      mewsie82 5 years ago

      i love rabbits and have 3 netherland dwarfs they are small and cute!

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      I've never owned a rabbit for the very reasons you are listing here. I wish everyone reads this lens before buying the kids a bunny. Thanks for the great info. d

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A great lens.

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      abb1fan 5 years ago

      No I don't but I always wanted to.

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      KReneeC 5 years ago

      Great lens! Very informative.

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      Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I had some rabbits when I was in high school. You are right about them being a lot of work! Also, if you have more than one, they are likely to multiply, and if you get 2 males your children will some some interesting educational experiences you may not have been prepared for. Congratulations on Lens of the Day! Blessed!

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      Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day!

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      BubblesRFun 5 years ago

      Nope no rabbit for me.....

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      I've never had a rabbit, although, when I was younger I really wanted one. We always had dogs though. I absolutely agree that a pet purchase should never be an impulse buy. You have given great advice and tips here. Congratulations on LoTD.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      I've never had a rabbit, although, when I was younger I really wanted one. We always had dogs though. I absolutely agree that a pet purchase should never be an impulse buy. You have given great advice and tips here. Congratulations on LoTD.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We had a bunny who lived to be 8. She was a lot of work but also a lot of fun.

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      huvalbd 5 years ago

      Excellent lens, and well timed for LOTD. We have guinea pigs and look after the neighbours' pets, including rabbits, when they are away. We can attest that both the bunnies and the piggies need a lot of attention and work.

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      SophiaStar LM 5 years ago

      I do not currently own one but growing up we owned a couple and they do take a lot of care and love. What a wonderful lens and congratulations on receiving LotD!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      No rabbits here! Happy Easter and Easter Blessings.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I had a rabbit a long time ago,they are a lot of work.They can be nice pet,with love and care.Now I have 2 dogs ,a pet bird,and chickens,what fun a zoo here.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Never have, probably never will. Our cat, Harmony, would give us the cold shoulder if we brought an interloper, however fuzzy, into the house. She's top cat and likes it that way!

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      We sure do, and our rabbit is a lot of work. As pets, rabbits are very different from cats, dogs, or guinea pigs, so it is very important to learn about rabbits and rabbit care before getting one!

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      Snakesmom 5 years ago

      lol @ GuyB's comment below, I can't even top that one! No, I will not be buying a Easter bunny anytime soon though.

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      GuyB LM 5 years ago

      Oops, wish I read this sooner. Just picked up a few bunnies to keep in the spirit of Easter. If they become too much work I'll just let them loose at the park like I did with our dalmatians after watching that movie.

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Excellent advice! As with any pet, before getting one you should always think it through.

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Great advice for thinking long and hard before making the decision to buy a bunny for Easter, anytime. Congratulations on Squidoo Lens of the Day!

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      caketech 5 years ago

      No, but I had rabbits when I was a kid. You are right, they are wonderful pets if you prepare for them and know what you are getting into. They definitely should not be purchased on a whim.

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      Don't own one. I have cats. I figure my one cat would not be very nice to a little bunny. I think you brought up something interesting though most vets don't know how to care for bunnies.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Nope, but they sure are cute!

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      JimDickens 5 years ago

      Not any more. We owned one for 5 years and had to give it away. It was really a good pet for my son at the late elementary ages but he outgrew it in middle school and the poor bunny only got what attention Mom and I could give. The bunny got along great with out golden retriever and I have several pictures of them doing nose greets.

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      jinggaberseri 5 years ago

      my wife is a veterinarian. and she likes your lens. thanks for sharing

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      TravelingRae 5 years ago

      I had three rabbits as a child; they lived in hutch in the backyard... until my father decided they'd make a good Easter dinner. :( Congrats on making LOTD!

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      spellbindingsis 5 years ago

      Yeah as a kid. It bit me :(

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      I don't have a pet rabbit - but I've heard the horror stories of others who have brought them home because "they're cute and will be good for the kids." Ha! It's just as you said - they aren't prepared for the "after gifting fun." Your lens will hopefully help families make wiser decisions before hopping headlong down the bunny trail for their kids. Excellent and informational! *Blessed!* (Oh, and Congratulations on LOTD!!) :) Hugs, Kath

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      emmagreenie 5 years ago

      I had one as a child and they are a lot more work than I would have imagined before getting him! Great lens, thanks for sharing!

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      SquidooMBA 5 years ago

      My wife had one growing up and my daughter is asking for one. I will make sure they both look at this. Congrats on being LOTD!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      When I was in elementary school I took care of the class bunny for a week, and it was horrible. It was partly my fault though because I had never taken care of a bunny before so I didn't know that it would go to the bathroom all over my room and scratch me and get the cage bedding everywhere.

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      futurefocus57 5 years ago

      When I was little.

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      joannalynn lm 5 years ago

      As soon as I saw this LOD, I couldn't help but start laughing. We live in the country, and we have a rabbit barn, not because we decided to rear rabbits, but because of the impulse to adopt a cute baby Mini-Rex at Farmer's market, and my youngest son was hooked on rabbits. He started 4-H, which he did for several years. Who's taking care of the rabbits now that the boys are grown and gone? I'm sure you guessed it. They take a lot of care, and if you wait a little too long to clean the hutch or barn, better not breathe through your nose :).

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've never owned a rabbit but your advice is excellent.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      We used to have rabbits as kids, they weren't house pets but outside in hutches and something always got them, it was heartbreaking when that happened. We have two pet rats that take up a lot of our time - even though they are caged they are still part of the family and spend a lot of time with us.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for giving us all this food for thought. I'm sure that must bunny purchases are impulse buys with the purchaser not giving thought to the issues you bring up.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I just had to come back and revisit this lens and tell you how happy I am to see it was awarded Lens of the Day! It is such an important subject. Thank you for writing it and sharing your first-hand invaluable knowledge. :)

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      tylerabernethy22 5 years ago

      I don't own a rabbit, but I know a lot of people that have. The sad thing is that once they got their cute little bunny it became a burden, and they never played with them! They just kept them in their cramped little cage outside :(

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      I've never owned one, nor do I wish to. I understand they take a lot of care, and I already have animals/pets to take care of! Very good information on this page for those who are considering a pet rabbit for Easter. Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great tips on rabbit care and very timely. I didn't even think about the vet problem - assumed that they'd all know how to take care of a sick bunny.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your LOTD, most deserving! Bunnies are so cute and cuddly, I agree, be sure before you bring one home.

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Very important info, I was given a bunny for Easter and what a disaster. A bunny is not the kind of gift to give because it is cute. Great lens.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      I had a rabbit when I was a kid but the cat got to it. Thank you for sharing this very important lens for responsible caring of bunnies.

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      Lenskeeper 5 years ago

      I did a long time ago, and I recently "bunny sat" for my son's fiancee for several months. They require a certain level of care and are definitely not a pet to get on the spur of the moment for Easter! Thanks for the lens.

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I had a rabbit when I was growing up. Wish they'd had such good rabbit care books around then, or maybe they did but my library didn't carry them. I love rabbits, but they are more to care for than people might think at first.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      this is interesting to know and it is important to learn how to care for a bunny, thanks for the information.

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I use to own a rabbit as a family pet. This is great advice on caring for a bunny.

      Happy Easter and Angel Blessings**

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I appreciate an article that promotes thoughtful pet care and decisions. Many animals get far less than they deserve due to impulse buying. Thank you for encouraging everyone to think hard before going out and getting a bunny or any pet. Congrats on LotD!

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      No, I have never owned a rabbit but I have owned various other pets. I think you are so right in educating people what is involved. so many people buy pets because they are "cute" and then discover that they are living creatures with needs that must be met. Unless you are totally committed to owning your pet, get a stuffed toy instead.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      It did not take me long today to find a lens to bless - first one I came to. Thank you for writing this, hopefully you will stop someone from buying an animal that is not right for them and that ends up in the shelter or worse. Also - I sent this out to some social bookmarking sites so that others could get this important information.

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      musicluv4life 5 years ago

      I love rabbits i dont have any now but when i was a kid i had diffrents kinds because i was in 4-h so i did rabbit shows, i miss my bunies

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      Yourpersonalcon 5 years ago

      Always had rabbits as pets - first as a child, then for my daughter when we lived in a 'no pets' condo. Raising indoor rabbits is a challenge depending on your home setup. Ours were always litter box trained, but they love to nibble on electrical cords. They have such unique personalities - there is no saying that every one is a good pet - some are more curious, some more stand-off-ish, some more aggressive and others more docile. This is a great article - reminding anyone that these are long term pets/companions - not a holiday decoration - so choosing the right breed, and creating the right housing and play spaces should be well planned - BEFORE that ever so cute baby bunny confronts you in the store!

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      Excellent lens full of great information. Congrats on LOTD. No one should buy an animal as a gift for someone else either. I actually had a Dobberman puppy given to my husband and I for Christmas one year! Unbelievable. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      fdurham 5 years ago

      I had two bunnies growing up. One did not survive and the other escaped. I saw him later in the yard but he was acclimated to the wild by that time. This is a good reminder to think it through before you buy a bunny.

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      I owned and ran an animal care company and I applaud this article. I am over the moon about your honesty and telling people they have to LEARN about the animal they are about to take on. Really impressed with this. With heart felt thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      Shorebirdie 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Great lens. I don't own a rabbit. Technically, in our city, they're treated the same as ducks in terms of the laws. You have certain setback and living space requirements that most homeowners can't meet. But, strangely, there is a house rabbit society here that encourages and educates people on keeping rabbits as house pets.

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      Cheryl Rogers 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Not anymore! Our bunny was NOT trained and made a mess of our screenroom.

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      No, not right now, but we had a few when we were growing up. The cutest little black bunny! This is a very important lens and I thank you for thinking of the topic and presenting it. Having a pet means lots of responsibility.

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      No. But nice to see this lens featured on the homepage :) Congrats

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      Delia 5 years ago

      This subject is dear to my heart!!! great informative lens...this also includes Baby Chicks! Parents be responsible, these are living and breathing animals that depend on human beings for their well-being...if you have the right facility and time then get a Bunny or chick, but think twice as it is a expense and time related.

      Congratulations on LOTD and Purple Star...here is a Blessing you can add.

      ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~