It’s that time of the year that hundreds of children beg their parents for that fluffy, little bunny they saw in the window at the pet store.
In 1 month I will see many of these bunnies come into the vet with an owner that is clueless about how to care for the bunny that their 5 year old child just suckered them into buying.
I will have to politely explain to them that the care and feeding instructions that they were given by the 16 year old employee of the pet store is anything but proper for a bunny.
I will have to watch a 5 year old cry as the vet verifies that Daisy, the girl bunny, has boy parts. Don’t blame me or the vet for making your child cry. You were the sucker that bought the bunny from a pet store.
I will have to watch the adult’s mouth drop when I hand them the estimate to have their bunny spayed or neutered. Yes, sir……even bunnies should be fixed.
What’s that sir? You didn’t know having a bunny was so much work?
Well get use to it because you just committed yourself to this bunny for about 10 years.
Maybe you should of just put bunny ears on your dog and told your child, “Here you go.” just like I did last night when my daughter asked me for bunny.
Sure, some may think that’s cruel, and by the look on Leroy’s face he was less than amused that I transformed him into a bunny, but it was only for a minute, and I made my point loud and clear, and…..Gracie is quite happy with her new 150 pound chocolate bunny.
I beg you, please don’t be that parent that I have to have this conversation with this year. Do your research before you make a 10 year commitment to a bunny and if you still want to bring one into your home after researching what owning a bunny is all about, then maybe you can wait for a few months. I bet in about 6 months there will be a ton of “Easter” bunnies looking for a new home.
For more information on bunnies please visit the House Rabbit Society. There you will find great resources on everything bunnies from How Much An Easter Bunny Really Costs to a wonderful Children’s and Rabbits Flyer.
Alrightie, so now that I have that off my very small chest, I hope that you all have a very Happy Easter! I have some eggs that are begging to be colored!