But you know, bunnies are for life, not for Easter. So if you read this and were considering buying one of those cute little bunnies that are for sale in the front of the pet store as an Easter gift, please think it through. Bunnies are cute, cuddly, and fun pets but there are a few things you should know. They aren’t always friendly, and the old they get the more crankier they get. As a matter of fact, my husband had a bunny when I met him (his name was Bun and he was 10 years old) and he was scary. He was babied by my father in law, but he hated most people. He would lunge at you if you tried to touch him, but my FIL was able to really cuddle him. So yea, they aren’t all bunnies and furriness (well, i guess they are but you get it).
Anyways, bunnies are also a lot of work. You can’t just keep them in a cage 24/7! They like to roam free, hop around, and CHEW EVERYTHING. Bun once chewed through my FIL’s work papers, luckily he was very forgiving otherwise he might have made rabbit soup. They also have an odor no matter how often you clean their cage, and finally, you need to clean the cage at least once a week.
It’s just the tip of the iceberg in bunny care, and I know this is entirely off-topic for my blog, but it’s Easter and you all should know that I am a serious animal welfare advocate. I hate to see unwanted bunnies hanging around 6 months after Easter when the novelty wears off. So take it from me, someone who knows the “dark side” of bunnies.
Have a happy and safe Easter! I promise loads of pictures from the day, it’s going to be massive – about 50 people will be there at mom’s house. So fun times!