Why Adopting Live Bunnies and Chicks This Easter Holiday Isn’t a Good Idea

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.


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2 thoughts on “Why Adopting Live Bunnies and Chicks This Easter Holiday Isn’t a Good Idea

  1. Thankfully here in the UK rabbits and chickens are not given as presents at Easter. I agree it is not a good idea. I don’t have experience with chicks but know from my own experience that rabbits are not easy to look after and need lots of care and attention, particularly in regards to diet, the wrong diet will soon have dire consequences for bunnies. I have cared for three rabbits and doing so is time consuming and can be costly when they are not well. No animals should be given to a child. All animals need proper care and attention. Much better to give chocolate or a soft toy bunny or chick. Here most children simply get Easter eggs

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    1. That is great to know, I wish I could say the same thing here in the U.S. but it is apparent that we have a long way to go with evolving our mentality and educating about the welfare of animals. I have never had rabbits but I do know they need special care and are not for everyone. I agree that animals should never be given as a gift and that caring for any animal is a lifetime commitment.


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