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Ask A Farmer: A Bunny for Easter?

Are you thinking about buying a cute little bunny for your child this Easter?

Here are a few very important things you should consider first!

baby bunny at East Hill FarmThe fuzzy little bunny you buy for Easter won’t stay small forever. It will soon grow into a full size rabbit. It is important to make sure your family won’t lose interest in the rabbit once the novelty of the “Easter Bunny” wears off as a rabbit can live up to 10 years!

bunny and chicks at east hill farmLike any pet, a bunny requires daily care which includes the following:
You will need to buy special rabbit food, water bottle or bowl, shavings and grass hay. You can find these provisions at a local pet store or Agway. Bunnies also enjoy the occasional treat such as carrots and banana chips! Rabbits need fresh grain and water available to them at all times. They will eat and drink at will throughout the day.

bunny supplies for east hill farm blog
A rabbit can safely live indoors in a cage, or outside in a hutch. The habitat needs to be big enough for the adult rabbit to hop around freely, and have ample light and ventilation. An outdoor hutch needs a weather proof roof, wire floor for manure and urine to drop through, and a wooden box for the rabbit to burrow in to stay warm and dry in bad weather. You will need to clean out the habitat several times each week, replacing the shavings and hay. You can purchase a bunny hutch or build you own. There are lots of DIY plans online similar to this one. Click here for a link to some hutch plans.

rabbit hutch for east hill farm blogI would suggest you evaluate your home to figure out the best place for your bunny live. Do you have enough indoor or outdoor space for the cage or hutch? Is your space easily accessible and located near where you will store your supplies? If you have other pets, such as dogs and cats, you will want to make sure they will not disturb the rabbit cage. Dogs and cats are natural predators and can sometimes feel threatening to rabbits.

bunny at east hill farmI believe that having a live animal to care for on a daily basis teaches children responsibility. At the same time, I urge you to make sure the entire family is well educated and has realistic expectations for the new addition to the family, as this rabbit with be with you for many years!

Farmer Sara

Do you have any rabbit care tips to add?


  1. Mikayla on October 22, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    So cute

  2. Anonymous on December 20, 2020 at 10:28 am

    So cute I got the first one!

  3. addy on January 28, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    i have all ways wanted a bunny for ever i love animals i will defintly get one this year

    • Jennifer on January 28, 2021 at 5:27 pm

      I hope you get a bunny this year! Make sure if you do that you are ready and have all the supplies you need.

  4. Lily on March 22, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Id like a bunny for easter but.Idk how to ask my mom for one.And she wouldnt want me to keep it inside and i dont have enough money for its cage or the bunny.

    • Jennifer on March 22, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      Hello- I understand how much you want a live bunny for Easter. It sounds like this is not the right time for you to have a bunny. How about asking your mom for a soft, stuffed bunny that you can love, pat and keep in the house? This might be the perfect solution for you! Happy Easter! Your friends at East Hill Farm.

      • Lily on March 24, 2021 at 1:16 pm

        OK Thank You!

        • Jennifer on March 25, 2021 at 9:04 am

          You’re very welcome.

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