I’m about to shock you: There’s no such thing as the Easter bunny.
And there’s more, rabbits don’t lay eggs.
When it comes to rabbits, myths abound. One fallacy is that rabbits are great pets for little kids. In fact, that’s is decidedly not the case, as I explain to DNAInfo’s Matt Bubala.
Rabbits pretty much have acrophobia, and don’t like to be lifted off the ground. What’s more they don’t like to be squeezed or hugged. Squirming to get away, a bunny might fall. At best the rabbit makes a poor association with children, and at worst serious injury can easily occur.
Also, children are unpredictable. Rabbits crave predictability.
For whatever the reason, rabbits continue to be associated with folklore. To prove that – and get some good luck along the way, pull out your rabbit’s foot.
Easter could have been associated with roosters, cows or giraffes – no one knows how rabbits were chosen. Records conform that edible Easter bunnies were a German dessert pastry, dating back to the 1800’s. Soon after came Easter egg hunts, stuffed Easter Bunnies and eventually the giant Easter Bunny in the mall munching on carrots, and sometimes scaring small children.
What’s up doc?
Well, is true is that rabbits do like carrots. But that isn’t even quite right. Because of the relatively high sugar content in carrots, they should only be an occasional snack. What rabbits require daily is a grass hay, such as Timothy hay, Brome hay or meadow grass. Additionally, various lettuces and manufactured rabbit diet should be added.
Rabbits are indeed a perfect pet for an apartment or condominium. They don’t require outdoor walks, or for that matter lots of space. Neighbors rarely complain about their barking. They are clean pets, who are easily litter box trained.
If you feel the need to purchase a rabbit at Easter,