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5 Humane Easter Activities You Can Do With Your Kids PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 00:00

Easter is fast approaching and many parents will be faced with a cherub-faced child begging for a new bunny or chick. I urge you to avoid giving into this plea. Easter is one of the most horrid times for new chicks and rabbits, and most chicks and bunnies wind up meeting terrible fates.

Easter is a holiday about resurrection and renewal. It isn’t about abuse or abandoning. In fact, it traditionally has nothing to do with rabbits or birds. But since the public has utilized the rabbit and chick as icons of the holiday, it’s important to educate our youngsters on their proper care.  Rather than buying a new Easter chick or rabbit, please consider introducing your child to these activities.


Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 20:55
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A Guide to Basic Rabbit Care PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Sunday, 03 November 2013 00:00

While people don’t normally consider rabbits as companion animals, domestic rabbits are surprisingly affectionate and sociable. Just like cats and dogs, rabbits will follow you around, sit with you and beg for treats. They can even be clicker-trained to jump over obstacles and come when they’re called. But, just like dogs and cats, there are a number of things you need to consider before you decide to adopt a rabbit. (Be sure to take a look at our rabbit adoption resources before you consider purchasing one!)

Housing

Different breeds of rabbits will have different housing requirements based on their size. While a dwarf rabbit only grows to about 2 pounds and needs only 3 square feet of space, Flemish giants can reach over 20 pounds and need 12 more square feet of room. Be sure to check what size requirements your rabbit needs and choose a cage that is appropriate. Many pet stores and websites sell well-made cages and even “bunny condominiums”. If you have the skill, you can even try building your own house for your rabbit. Several websites have instructions for doing this.


Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 05:38
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