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A rabbit is for life, not Easter

With Easter fast approaching, parents may find themselves inundated with requests for a pet rabbit.

However, many people don't realise that rabbits are one of the most difficult pets to care for properly. A recent survey found that rabbit owners meet just over half of their animal's needs.

For example, 67% of rabbit owners have just one rabbit, in spite of the fact that they need companionship.

Rabbits also require lots of space to run, play and dig and yet still be safe from predators.

A standard pet shop hutch, even with a 'run' attached, simply does not provide this.

If you do feel you can provide the level of care they deserve, please don't buy from a pet shop.

Instead, adopt from a rescue centre and give abandoned rabbits a second chance for a happy, hoppy life.

ASHLEY OWEN

Animal Aid

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