Food For Thought

A Bunny For Easter

April 20, 2011

Don’t we all love bunnies? My friend just sent me a video with two baby bunnies cuddeling together and it’s the cutest thing! Have a look at it yourself..

This video made me instantly think: “Aaawww, I also want one to cuddle!” and I think a lot of people are having this thought when they see bunnies. Especially with easter just around the corner, a lot of people get the idea to maybe buy their own bunny or give one as a gift. It seems like such a good idea, because these animals are so cute and their size makes it look like it could be easy to take care of them.

Unfortunatelly, what many people don’t see behind the good will, is the commitment they need to give to this animal. It’s the other side of the coin that is often forgotten, so I wanted to bring it up in this post today.
Like any pet, it cannot be seen as some kind of toy that will bring joy whenever the owner feels like it. Often people that buy pets only see their own needs that should be filled, but this is a big misunderstanding, because the focus has to be on the animal. Its needs have to be filled first, the joy that it brings can only be secondary.

A bunny can live over 10 years, if it’s taken good care of. It is a long time of commitment and people that consider to buy a bunny, should always be aware of this. A lot of animals end up in the shelter because the price of commitment turns out too be too high. In the end it’s a price that the animals have to pay and for this not to happen it is so important to think twice before giving into a spontanious idea and the thought of cuddling with your very own bunny.

I found a nice video from The Humane Society, that explains what needs to be considered when you want to keep a bunny. If all these needs can be filled, then it is of course always an honorable act to rescue an animal from the shelter!



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    April 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    meeeeeeei sooooooooooo lieeeeeb :-)))))))))))))

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    April 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    meine lilli ( ein löwenkopfkaninchen ) wurde 11 jahre alt ! war 365 tage im jahr draußen in der natur . egal ob sonne, regen, hitze , kälte oder eiseskälte . sie hatte den kompletten garten zum freilauf und davongehoppelt ist sie uns nie ! nur am abend haben wir sie in ihren käfig zurück getan wegen dem fuchs aber ansonsten .. war sie ein happy rabbit ;-)) so hoffe ich zumindest .

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      April 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      Das ist ja toll!!! Das nenne ich ein Kaninchenleben! 🙂

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    April 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Ich schicke Dir mal Bilder von meinen 😉
    Oh mein Gott das Video mit den Babys … sowas absolut göttliches!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

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    April 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I\’ve been told they EAT rabbit for Easter in Greece!

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      April 22, 2011 at 6:15 am

      They do? Interessting and a bit ironic…. but even some people in Germany do!

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