Orlando animal adoption team warns dad and mom not to invest in bunnies for Easter

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Rabbit Care and Adoptions claims it confirmed up to rescue rabbits from Azalea Park soon after dozens of them took more than the group. They say volunteers labored to relocate the animals following they became a nuisance, and if dad and mom are not watchful, the problem will only get even worse.

Denika Robbins, with Orlando Rabbit Care and Adoptions, not long ago sat down to converse far more about it on Florida’s Fourth Estate with hosts Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin.

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She claimed the inflow in domesticated rabbits roaming close to Azalea Park could be due to people today abandoning their animals.

“Sometimes it is from citizens who maybe bought a rabbit for their little one for Easter and then discovered that they are not the excellent pet that they believed they had been. They never have time for it,” Robbins said.

Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden speak to an Orlando Rabbit Care and Adoptions volunteer about what it took to wrangle the rabbits unfastened in Azalea Park.

Although some persons feel they are wild animals and they can be set cost-free, Robbins reported “domesticated rabbits aren’t outfitted to endure in the wild for really extended.”

She goes on to say it’s simply because rabbits ended up bred in Europe and are not able to offer with the temperature in Florida. She also said they really don’t know they need to prevent munching on grass that is probably taken care of with pesticides.

“They do not typically make very good animals for children,” said Robbins, addressing these continue to wondering about shopping for a rabbit for the forthcoming Easter holiday.

Robbins explained not only do rabbits not like getting picked up, but “Their bone framework is a large amount extra fragile than anything like a dog or a cat. They have to be taken care of a specified way.”


Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden study why domestic rabbits are not great Easter pets, and can not be let loose when you can no lengthier get treatment of them.

If you allow them out into the wild, they can multiply swiftly.

As the age outdated indicating goes, Robbins says, “Rabbits breed like rabbits.” She added they can begin breeding as younger as a few months old and carry fifty percent a dozen rabbits at 1 time.

So, permitting a single or two domesticated rabbits unfastened in the wild could quickly flip into a circumstance like the people in Azalea Park are dealing with.

To make matters worse, Robbins says cities and counties do not have the sources offered to round up free rabbits and give them the treatment they will need.

To learn more about domesticated rabbits and why you might want to skip obtaining one particular for Easter this year—or ever—download Florida’s Fourth Estate where ever you hear to podcasts.

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