Wednesday 20 April 2011

Easter Bunnies

Bunnies are adorable creatures and make wonderful pets. It can be tempting to buy bunnies as gifts at Easter but don't. Many children (and adults too) who get bunnies at Easter, don't know how to look after them and get bored of them and as a result many of these bunnies end up being abandoned.

If you do get a bunny, the best place to get one from is a rescue centre. In Edinburgh the SSPCA Rescue Centre have bunnies who are looking for a forever home and there is also Bunny Haven in East Lothian. Also before getting a rabbit make sure you find out how to look after them and keep them happy. Christina of Rabid Titbits recently posted a video of the Ten Commandments for Bunny Mums and Dads, which offers some good basic advice. The House Rabbits website is a useful place for advice too. And there's an excellent video here, thanks Diana for letting me know about it!

Here are some of my favourite bunny places, why not check them out while you think about whether a bunny is the right pet for you?

A Houseful of Rabbits - Photos of the House's nine rabbits and sometimes the house cat!
The Qi Papers - lots of photos of the four rabbits while it's Year of the Rabbit
Adventures of Freckles and Deb - Freckles was a real character and great storyteller of a bunny, she sadly passed over the Rainbow Bridge just recently.
Little Fluffy Adventures - photos and videos of Buttons and Bella
Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits - rabbit crafts and rabbits Harrington and Sugie
Dragon House of Yuen - crafts and rabbits Arabella and Wesley
Eye of the Needle - tapestry and bunnies
Cottontails Baby - toys, gardening and a rabbit called Humphry

Roadbunner - running and a bunny called Mario
Diary of a Slow Triathlete - running and a bunny called Cadbury

Potentially Nervous - road adventures and bunny pics

Follow the Wabbit - the entertaining adventures of a globe trotting fictional bunny

and if you're on Twitter, you can get daily updates on bunny wisdom from Bunny Buddhism!


The Weaver of Grass said...

Your wise words apply to keeping any pet Juliet.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Thanks for the PSA. Living creatures require commitment. If one isn't up for that, there's always chocolate.

Kay said...

I much prefer the chocolate kind. Raised bunnies for years..cute but a lot of work!!!!

Rianne said...

Thanks for the post!

Seems like common sense, but every year, post-easter, the shelters near my home are flooded with abandoned bunnies. (And chicks too!) I try to tell people that bringing home a bunny, just because its Easter, is like buying a reindeer to celebrate Christmas...

Better to get in the bunny spirit with stories (or like Kay says, chocolate!) or take a walk out in the country somewhere and hope that one hops across your path!

Happy Spring!

Christina said...

Thank you for the reminder.

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Anonymous said...

I always wanted a bunny rabbit but you are not allowed them in Queensland Australia, as escaped rabbits are an environmental catastrophe over here. Ironically you can have them in other States (like they can't cross the border - doh!)

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

A wonderful post Juliet. Thank you so very much!
xx, shell

d. moll, said...

Thanks for mentioning Qi Papers! Here's a link to a really good video about rabbits.