10 Things to Consider Before Bringing Home That Easter Bunny

9. Rabbits Should Be Spayed or Neutered

You’ve probably heard the phrase “breeding like rabbits.” Well, they got that reputation for a good reason. Bunnies can have a litter every 30 days and can get pregnant within minutes of giving birth. Spaying and neutering not only help prevent unwanted litters — the procedures also protect female rabbits from uterine cancer and allow male/female pairs to live happily together.

10. If You Really Want a Bunny, Opt to Adopt

If you decide that rabbit ownership is for you, consider adoption. Thousands of rabbits, including purebreds, are surrendered to shelters each year. “Adopting from a shelter allows prospective owners to interact with rabbits of different breeds, ages, sizes and dispositions,” Cotter says. “Shelters and rescue organizations can often match adopters with a rabbit whose personality will be a good fit.”

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