Backyard Farming

Why you shouldn’t buy your children a baby bunny, chicks or ducks for a gift

As someone that has raised chicks, ducks and rabbits both as a young person and as an adult let me offer you some advice on baby bunnies, chicks and ducks. Baby bunnies, ducks and chicks look cute, but remember they grow up into a full size animal requiring a 5-10 year commitment. Chicks and ducks will grow up to be medium/large size birds. Educate yourself on breeds and their characteristics before you make a pet purchase.

Chicks and ducks need more than the cardboard box that they come in from the store. Chickens and ducks require a safe area and need to be protected from predators like dogs, cats, foxes, raccoons, large birds and opossums. Some HOA also, do not allow chickens or ducks in a residential area. You need to check into your area and make or buy the proper housing before buying your pets.

Do your research some breeds of rabbits are not very friendly or social. Chicks and baby ducks are messy and will required daily cleaning. Some breeds of chicks turn into not so friendly chickens that peck or will even chase a child or other pets. It should be noted that chickens and ducks can carry diseases and germs. Make sure your child or you doesn’t have an allergy to these pets and make a commitment to wash your hands after handling.

Rabbits often times don’t make good pets for small children because they don’t want to be held. Rabbits can also, bite and scratch when they feel threatened or upset. Rabbit pens require daily cleanings and upkeep. Make sure you have the time to commit to this before purchasing a baby bunny.

Having a cute pet for a photo opportunity for your children might seem life a fun thing to do, but please consider if you are able to commit to chickens, ducks or rabbits. For the welfare of the animal and the happiness of your family make a smart decision. Please educate yourself before you make a purchase of a pet for you or your family.

❌Abandonment or turning an animal you buy into the wild shouldn’t be an option as pet chickens, ducks and rabbits can’t survive there. In addition dying baby chicks or ducks like an Easter egg is cruel😕I love my pets and it always makes me sad at this time of the year how many seasonal pets get abandoned or mistreated.𝕀𝕗 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕤𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕗𝕚𝕔 𝕢𝕦𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝕠𝕟 𝕣𝕒𝕚𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕔𝕙𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕖𝕟𝕤 𝕠𝕣 𝕣𝕒𝕓𝕓𝕚𝕥𝕤 𝕡𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕝 𝕗𝕣𝕖𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕤𝕖𝕟𝕕 𝕞𝕖 𝕒 𝔻𝕄.