As #Easter is coming up, a reminder that rabbits are very complex animals with more needs than most realise.
They live 10 or more years, aren't usually big on being cuddled, cost as much as a dog, and need a lot of time, space to run around, and attention. They should allay be kept in pairs at least.
A whopping *75%* of rabbits in the UK are neglected. Please, if thinking of getting a bunny, know what you're getting into or stick with chocolate http://bunny.nipple.solutions
@sophia They eat the strawberries I grow in the yard too.
@grocerybag mine absolutely love strawberries
@sophia I don't keep them as pets because I'm allergic to everything, they live under the stairs (I think) and pillage my garden.
As an addendum (I don't know if they have this in the UK, but this is a thing in the US) please do not get "Easter Ducks" for your kids.
Ducks are very complex social animals and will require specialized care including an enclosed outdoor pin where predators (Hawks, Raccoons, etc.) cannot attack them.
Every Summer, we have an influx of these "Easter Ducks" dumped off at city parks which hurt the wild Ducks by competing for food and genetic pollution with wild waterfowl.
animals eating other animals?
@sophia yeah really.
And they chew. A lot. Possibly more than some people realize. My friend had a rabbit and she chewed on everything she could, and that’s including her toys.
They’re also prey animals. They need to be supervised outside or in a really good enclosure. You might not think about what predatory animals you have around you until your pet gets eaten by a stray dog, or scooped up by a bird of prey, when you aren’t there to watch them.
@sophia of course that bird of prey one mostly applies to the lil bunnies, not so much the really big ones that aren’t as easy.
Unfortunately I’ve never really met people who were good caretakers of rabbits, and it’s really a shame. The same goes for chicks during this season too.
Sorry for taking over this post lol
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