Bunny rabbits are like the cutest little critters ever, but if you're considering on giving someone a REAL bunny as an Easter gift, you may want to think twice.
According to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, rabbits need just as much attention as cats and dogs, and because a lot of people may not be up for such a task, the poor bunnies end up in shelters.
The County Animal Care Centers spokeswoman, Evelina Villa said:
"People get caught up in the novelty of a live rabbit as an Easter gift, and they don’t really think about the long-term commitment. They are animals that need to be socialized. The rabbit does need to spend time outside the cage."
And on top of that, rabbits also need veterinary care and do need to be spayed or neutered in order to "eliminate marking issues."
With that said, if you are SERIOUS about gifting a bunny, Miz Villa is advising you to adopt one from a shelter because for just $25 you can get your rabbit spayed or neutered and implanted with a mircropchip.
We hope that you make the right decision when it comes to getting a live bunny because the last thing we need is for more rabbits to be abandoned!!
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