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Putting a rabbit in your child’s Easter basket? Here’s what you need to know

Posted at 9:37 PM, Apr 03, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – They’re cute, cuddly, but they can also be pretty costly: rabbits.

If you’re thinking about putting one in your child’s Easter basket this year there’s a few things you should be aware of.

Some people might see a rabbit as a low-maintenance animal, but that’s not always the case.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region said rabbit care can be very involved. The animals need high quality rabbit pellets and Timothy Hay, plus fresh dark greens for a proper diet.

Rabbits chew on everything which could also cost you money if something gets damaged.

Gretchen Pressley with HSPPR said, “All pets have their own different cost. For rabbits there is a rather large initial setup cost in getting the cage, getting all the toys, getting the food.”

According to petMD it’s important to spay or neuter rabbits due to overpopulation issues and this can be as little as $75 or as much as several hundred dollars.

HSPPR said any time you decide to adopt a pet do plenty of research beforehand.