Easter is this Sunday.
A lot of people get pretty creative with their Easter baskets and celebration plans – but even though we love animal adoption, you might want to think twice before adopting an “Easter-themed” pet like a rabbit or bright yellow chick.
Maia Brusseau with the Denver Dumb Friends League told 12 News' sister station that a lot of people don’t realize the amount of care that goes into owning these pets.
Brusseau said it’s often a 10- to 15-year commitment.
“Once the fun of having this adorable, cute bunny wears off, you have a pet that’s going to live for another decade potentially,” she said.
She said even though rabbits live in cages, they also require exercise and training.
“Rabbits actually don’t really care for being held for the most part. So they’re not that cuddly pet that you think of,” Brusseau said.
She said rabbits can be wonderful pets if you’re ready for the commitment.
Watch the video above for more about what you should consider before adopting your own Easter bunny.