Think twice before buying a bunny for Easter

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Easter is Sunday, but if you are thinking about getting your child a rabbit, you might want to stick to the chocolate kind.

Erin Bradford of the Arkansas Rabbit Network, says the furry friends are a big commitment, “Rabbits live a very long time, 10 to 15 years should be their average life span, so they’re a big commitment.  If you wouldn’t buy your kid a dog for Easter probably you don’t need to buy them a rabbit.”

Animal experts say one thing most people don’t know about rabbits is that they can bite and scratch. Rescue groups call the week after Easter “dumping season”. That’s when many families discover they can’t care for their new furry friends and set them free.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

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