Those cute baby Easter bunnies soon grow large and reach
adolescence. If left unspayed/unneutered they are likely to chew, spray
or exhibit other generally unappreciated behaviors. Many end up
neglected or abandoned. The result? Humane organizations such as House
Rabbit Society see a huge increase in the number of abandoned rabbits
that continues through the end of summer. Help us stop this yearly
cycle! Know the facts about rabbits as pets, and what you can do to
educate those who have purchased or are thinking of purchasing a rabbit
as a pet.
Know the Facts.
- Rabbits are NOT "low-maintenance" pets, and are a poor
choice as a pet for children.
- They have a lifespan of 10 years and require as much
work as a dog or cat.
- Your home MUST be bunny-proofed, or Thumper will chew
electrical cords and furniture.
- Rabbits MUST be spayed or neutered or they will mark
your house with feces and urine.
- They should live INDOORS, as members of the family. To
consign these sensitive, intelligent, social animals to life in a hutch
is to miss the joy of sharing your life with a rabbit.
Clearly, rabbits aren't for everyone. Are you a gentle
adult living in a quiet household? If you think you're one of those rare
individuals who would enjoy sharing life with a rabbit, please visit
your local rabbit-rescue group.
Help Us Spread the Word!
If you know of someone who is thinking of purchasing a
rabbit at Easter, let them know it's a bad idea. Print out "Bunnies at
Easter" and give them a copy.
Also visit http://www.rabbit.org/easter/index.html
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