Every Easter Holiday thousands of families will visit pet stores to adopt adorable bunnies or chicks. It isn’t until after the festivities that many of these families realize they can’t care for the small animals.
According to the Humane Society, bunnies and rabbits are the most frequently surrendered animal right after cats and dogs.
They can also cost owners up to $500 a year on care and are a long-term commitment, as many bunnies can live up to 10 years.
Baby chicks also require just as much attention. Chicks must sit under heat lamps and need constant feeding for at least several weeks.
If you do plan on adopting a chick or bunny, make sure to do the research before making the purchase. Many private communities don’t allow farm animals.