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Rabbits Don’t Make Good Pets at Easter: WHS

March 28, 2013 7:34 AM | News

Easter BunnyThinking 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.

— Staff