Posted by: soniahs | March 21, 2013

Easter and rabbits-think before you buy

As I’ve mentioned in my 2011 Year of the Rabbit post, rabbits are one of the rare animals who are both heavily associated with certain cultural practices and small enough to keep as a pet. While rabbits can-and do!-make great pets, they can also be ornery, destructive, expensive, and take up a lot of your time.

I’ve blogged quite a bit about Noe and her behavior and the interesting things she does. I also plan to put together a post in the near future on how much money we’ve spent on Noe in the over 10 years we’ve had her- I believe it will be…instructional for those who don’t realize just how much having a pet rabbit costs.

Easter is a particularly bad time of the year for rabbits who are purchased as impulse buys for small children, and who eventually perish from neglect or are abandoned because people realize that they won’t just sit in a basket twitching their noses all day. You should always have a realistic idea of what it will take to keep a pet before buying one. The House Rabbit Society is a good place to go for info on bunny behavior and Easter and all things lapine.



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