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ASPCA: Don't Give Rabbits, Chicks, Etc. For Easter

 
Posted March 29th, 2013 @ 11:01am

Rabbits, chicks and ducklings may seem like the perfect gift to give for Easter, but the ASPCA warns it's not usually a good idea. The ASPCA says that pet rabbits are a full-time commitment and can live ten years or longer. Additionally, the furry creatures are not low-maintenance pets and typically are not necssarily 'friendly' with children. Ducks can live eight to 12 years, and some chickens can live to be as old as 25-years-old. The ASPCA says these animals typically get bought around Easter and eventually get given back to shelters less than a year later. The organization says to do your research before buying one of these pets, and consider sticking to chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks instead. (CBS/ ASPCA)

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