Thinking of adopting a bunny this Easter weekend? The Winnipeg Humane Society is advising against it.
The WHS says while adopting a rabbit may be tempting at this time of year, giving them as surprise pets is never a good idea.
“Rabbits require as much work as a dog or a cat; they need supervised exercise 2-3 hours a day,” the Humane Society said in a release. “Many rabbits are easily frightened when held, and therefore not suitable for families with young children.”
The average lifespan of a rabbit is 8-10 years when receiving the proper veterinary care.
The WHS receives approximately 150-200 domestic rabbits into its care each year.