For Bunny &
Make Your Bunny an Easter Basket Full of Fun
Hello bunny friends
Easter is at the end of March this year. Along with all the festivities,
there are dangers you must consider, especially for your precious bunny!
We decided to put together a short list of things to look out for and be
careful about during the Easter season to keep your bunny safe. We also have
a fun idea for you and your rabbit (s) Easter Baskets for Your Bunny - (full
Easter Perils for Bunny
Danger #1- If your rabbit is free range, please be mindful of where
you hide your Easter baskets. Just because your kids may have a hard time
finding them doesn't mean it will be too hard for your clever rabbit.
Also chocolate is very dangerous to pets, especially your bunny. High
sugar treats are also a big no-no -- they can make him very sick.
Danger #2- Please be careful of the plastic "grass" many
people put in their Easter baskets. Your rabbit may choose to nibble on it
poses a danger of getting caught in his teeth or binding up his intestines
if swallowed. Make sure all the plastic "grass" is picked up off
your floor before giving your rabbit access to the area.
Danger #3- Please, please please, do not buy a bunny for
yourself or a friend on impulse! This happens often this time of year, even
when people are not
prepared to own a bunny. It is a good idea to never buy someone else a rabbit
or other pet unless you know for sure that they are equipped to care for
it. Too many rabbits die due to neglect because their owners don't know how
them or because the "newness" wears off.
Rabbits purchased as Easter gift often end up dumped outside in the wild
or at local shelters where over crowding is always a concern. We are not
saying to never adopt a rabbit during
Easter time, but, as with any animal companion adoption, all parties must
know what they are getting into BEFORE taking on the responsibility.
A rabbit is a delicate animal and a 10 year commitment! If you really know
someone who wants a rabbit, consider giving an adoption gift certificate
from the Rabbit Haven.
This way the person can come to one of our adoption shows or contact
us directly. We always have many rabbits to choose from and we will be happy
to help them find the perfect bunny companion.
Easter time doesn't have to be a negative event for your rabbit! After
all, bunny is part of the family too! So how about creating a special
Easter basket just for your bunny? Here's some ideas on how to put one
together. Basket of treats for bunny- now that is a great idea!
Don't have a bunny? Then show how much you care by making up
baskets for your local shelter and bring it to the many bunnies waiting
for loving homes.
How to make a bunny Easter basket:
1. Find a great willow basket that is non treated and plain willow (no
paint, stain, or varnish). A very reliable source for these is from For
Other Living Things and sometimes Beverly's fabric in Santa Cruz. Very
2. Fill the basket with yummy Timothy hay leaving room at the top to
put in a few toys and treats for bunny.
Toys can include hay filled paper rolls, (using a cut up empty paper towel
dispenser. Stuff with hay and tie on a bell with raffia. Bunnies enjoy
tossing this about and making noise!)
- Barrel wheel toy make of hard plastic
- Plastic (Hard ones only) baby keys You can get these at Target for @$1.00!
- Maybe a slinky of hard plastic
- A wire batta ball found in the cat section at most pet shops- Fun!!!!!
Other basket contents may include:
Pieces of untreated wood or those cute vegetable colored carrot sticks
from your local pet store.
-A stuffed bunny friend especially if your
bunny is "single"- Be creative !
3. Then you could add a cube or two of Timothy cubes sold a good pet
stores. Scotts Valley feed has them in bulk.
forget to add
or parsley to your basket at the last minute so it stays fresh.
Find Toys & Supplies online:
other living things http://www.forotherlivingthings.com
Both have great toys! We recommend the 5" mats from For Other Living
Things and the Busy Bunny Timothy filled ball to really spoil your
If you are shopping locally try:
Target, Toys 'R' Us, Cali Feed, Pet Food
Express, Petsmart, PetPals, Hansen's Feed, and Scotts Valley Feed.
Imagine how much fun your bunny can have with this basket?
Rabbit Haven will be making up some of these baskets at our next gathering
- We are planning to provide them to shelter and foster bunnies.
It's fun to go select these toys and your bunny or a shelter bunny will
certainly appreciate a basket from YOU. If you decide you want to make up
some baskets but don't have time to go to your shelter, check with
Rabbit haven firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can pick up baskets you make and deliver them with those we are making.
It seems we never have enough for
all the shelter bunnies that sit and wait at shelters. Our Haven representatives
will be delivering baskets Saturday, March 26th the day before Easter. Call
or email us to find out more ways you can help.
If you don't have time to shop consider making a donation to our shelter
basket project. www.therabbithaven.org -
You can use Pay Pal (email@example.com) or send your check to
The Rabbit Haven, PO Box 66594 Scotts Valley Ca, 95067 Please call to let
us know you will
be sending a donation. (831) 239-7119
The bunnies truly need your help!
Media contact: Heather Bechtel
831 239-7119 440-0282
Scotts Valley Ca
Haven Education Center
Valley, CA 95067
Santa Cruz County since 1987 ~ A California non profit 501 ( c ) 3 education
organization. Donations are 100% tax deductible