Let’s Get some Freddie Facts on our fur and feather friends…
Some GREAT things about Bunnies
Some ‘not so” GREAT things about Bunnies
In the end, rabbit’s require attention and maintenance. They are NOT “Set it and Forget it” pets. Also, if the plan is to release your bunny into the wild after Easter to live with it’s own kind… you’ve likely executed a death sentence to the animal. Domestic rabbits are completely different than their wild counterparts. They do not have the skills or smarts to live in the wild.
Some GREAT Things about Chickens
Some “not so” GREAT things about Chickens
Note that we specifically labeled the pros/cons as CHICKEN and not Chick. Baby chicks grown up, quickly. What is a yellow ball of fuzz will turn into a full blown chicken in a short amount of time. If you buy a chick, keep in mind you’re buying a fragile baby. Human children, especially smaller ones, don’t realize the damage they can do by over-petting or rough housing with a chick.
Some GREAT Things about Ducks
Some “not so” GREAT things about Ducks
Ducks, like chickens, grow up. So be sure you are bringing home a duckling with the thought of their adult self in the back of your mind. If you domesticate a duck and get them used to feeling and care, the transition back to the wild is difficult. Be sure you’ve considered the long term investment in time having multiple ducks will require.
As a society, we need to separate the idea that all rabbit’s are the Easter Bunny, chicks are not “Peeps”, and ducklings are not Donald/Daffy or Huey/Dewey and Louie. Live animals are not candy, chocolate or toys and should not be treated as a prop for your Easter pictures. These creatures are not “throw away” decorations, they are living things and should be treated with love and respect.
If you want all the fun of chicks, ducklings and bunnies at your Easter gathering, but don’t want the long term responsibility of caring for the animal… check online for companies that will come to you with these animals for a fee. Yep, you can rent the Easter glitz without the other 364 day commitment. These are not starter pets, like a kitten or puppy.
Don’t add to the shelter numbers or set an animal free that has little to no chance for survival. Be leery of those who post ads to take your rabbit to “a good home”, often they are used as feed for bigger animals. Think about the cost, the time, the investment that purchasing that living thing will involve after Easter is a thing of your past. 80% of all Easter animal purchases end up being abandoned or die within the first year of their purchase. We can do better… we NEED to do better.
That is it today from Freddie’s Sez. We hope this has been informative, interesting and eye opening. If you know someone who is considering the purchase of an “Easter Surprise” animal gift, help them to see the long term impact to their family AND the animal.
We hope Easter is happy, fun and enjoyable for all of you. Color eggs, eat plenty of chocolate and stuff yourself with a good Easter meal. Have safe travels, excellent family time and all the joy you can fit into one day… #FreddieSez
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