Unfortunately, people like to bring bunnies into their home at Easter time as gifts, but they don’t keep them for a long time after Easter is over. According to MyFoxPhilly.com, 80 percent of bunnies at shelters are actually ones that were bought as Easter presents.
A caring bunny owner that was fed up with people who treat them as they were objects decided to use Maurie, her rabbit, to show those people that they better think twice before they purchase a furball next time.
Rabbits are very popular pets in America, they are the third most popular after dogs and cats. Human Society of the United States reports that they are the third most abandoned.
For some reason, people are more familiar with cats and dogs needs but they are not educated when it comes to rabbits.
Carolyn Gracie of Main Line Animal Rescue informed the news source “Bunnies grow very quickly, and they’re not tiny and cute for very long,”. “Often after a very short time, people abandon them and they end up in shelters, or worse.”
According to National Geographic Jennifer McGee, Co-Manager of the Georgia Chapter of House Rabbit Society said that their shelter usually gets one to two calls per week regarding abandoned rabbits. However, this statistic will leave you even more upset, people tend to call the shelter six weeks after Easter so that they get three to four calls a day.
Though bunnies are extremely adorable, so they look easy and quiet but not everything is as it seems. Bunnies aren’t easy to take care of. When it comes to insurance and vets they are considered as exotic pets. The result is that their medical care tends to be more expensive than a regular pet.
People have misunderstood bunnies. Unfortunately, people close them in a cage while they should be outside exercising. Meaning that a cage in which they don’t have enough space to exercise is not good for them. Therefore their owners need to train them on how to use a litter box. Teaching them doing that isn’t easy and would take a lot of patience. It is surprising to learn that they are prey animals. Let us tell you a secret, they don’t like it when people pick them up, they rather be on the ground.