Easter 2012: Pet Bunnies Are Cute, But Consider This Before You Buy

With Easter nearing, it can be tempting to buy a furry bunny to round out your child’s holiday basket.

But, as adorable as they are, rabbits are more than just a seasonal decoration or a toy. When uninformed owners are faced with the reality of caring for their new pet, that cute bunny all too often ends up in a shelter.

To get a better sense of what to expect, Vetstreet asked Mary E. Cotter, Ed.D., who runs the New York City–area chapter of the House Rabbit Society (HRS) and serves as the vice president for the international HRS organization, to give us the lowdown on bunny ownership. Here are things to consider:

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10 Things to Consider Before Bringing Home That Easter Bunny