Thinking of getting your cute little progeny a bunny for Easter? Well, one bunny owner thinks you should really reconsider that thought. Her advice to potential bunny-buers is going viral.
On image hosting site imgur, user MissHissyPants gave prospective bunny owners a primer on why it’s a genuinely bad idea, in her view, to buy your kid a bunny for Easter. So before you buy a bunny and a cute little crucifix to go with it this year, give a look at MissHissyPants’ thoughts on the subject first.
MissHissyPants says bunnies need space and stuff to play with. You can’t just keep them cooped up in a cage all day, fam.
She says that it’s cool how bunnies can use a litterbox, but reiterates the fact that your bunny isn’t going to kick it in his cage 24/7, and shouldn’t.
Bunners loves to noms, folks.
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And because bunners like to noms so much, all that nom-nom’ing will lead to a whole lot of…you guessed it…
That is an insane amount of pooping. And as MissHissyPants points out, you need to be worried if that pooping stops.
Bunnies are nature’s tasty morsels, and they know it. Which means they’re not social animals, and don’t want to be held and loved on.
Don’t think they’re going to leave your shit alone, just because they want you to leave them alone, either.
Still, MissHissyPants implores you not to just set your bunny free once it’s not a baby and all cute and cuddly. They bond to you, even if they don’t show you outwardly, she says.
Bunny experts often urge parents not to get to give into the trend and buy their kiddo a bunny for Easter. That’s because people seem to get buyers’ remorse pretty easily with them, and within a few weeks of the holiday, many are abandoned and surrendered to shelters.
“Bunnies grow very quickly, and they’re not tiny and cute for very long,” Carolyn Gracie of Main Line Animal Rescue told the news source. “Often after a very short time, people abandon them and they end up in shelters, or worse.”
Jennifer McGee, co-manager of the Georgia chapter of House Rabbit Society, a shelter in the southeastern part of the state, told National Geographic they normally receive one to two calls a week about abandoned rabbits. But in the six weeks after Easter, the shelter gets three to four calls a day. (Bored Panda)
Sadly, rabbits are extremely popular pets, but are also very likely to be abandoned.
Rabbits are the third most popular pet in America, after cats and dogs, according to the Humane Society of the United States, and the third most abandoned. (Bored Panda)
Basically, prospective bunny owners should consider what they’re really investing in when they buy a rabbit for their kid. They’re Bengal tigers, obviously, but caring for a bunny isn’t a walk in the park, and it can actually be more expensive than a much larger dog or cat.
Not surprisingly, vets and insurance companies consider them exotic pets. That means their medical care can be more expensive than for a cat or dog. Rabbits also need a lot of exercise and shouldn’t live in a cage. This means they need to learn to use a litterbox, which takes patience, just as it does for cats. They’re also prey animals and generally don’t like to be picked up by humans; they prefer to be in control, their feet on the ground. (Bored Panda)
So before you go out and celebrate the literal death and resurrection of the one, true, actual son of Real God by buying your cute kid an even cuter bunny, maybe don’t do that. Get them some candy and a bubble mower instead.
Writer/comedian James Schlarmann is the founder of The Political Garbage Chute and his work has been featured on The Huffington Post. You can follow James on Facebook and Instagram, but not Twitter because he has a potty mouth.