Like most bunnies, Tofu has a sweet tooth and adores raisins and bread. Neither are good for rabbits but can be viewed as occasional treats. Tofu goes crazy for hot cross buns and a single bun can transform this usually mild-mannered lagomorph into a common thief.
One Easter, I left a plastic-wrapped hot cross bun in my handbag which was on a chair near our front door. The next morning, half the bun was found under our bed in our bedroom. Tofu had sniffed out the bun, foraged for it in my bag and carried his trophy to the bedroom to enjoy.
We now know to keep treats like these firmly out of reach.
For those that are considering adopting a rabbit just for Easter, please don’t. Rabbits are not a holiday decoration. Animal shelters become inundated with unwanted rabbits shortly after Easter as kids and families move on. Parents with seemingly innocent intentions purchase a rabbit for Easter, only to get rid of it when the season is over. This is irresponsible and teaches a sad lesson to children. Part of keeping pets is to teach valuable lessons on responsibility, love and respect for others. An Easter bunny purchase is none of these things.
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I didn’t know a sweet tooth was common in bunnies. That explains why I had one that loved chocolate bars. And amen to not buying a bunny or a chick as an Easter gift. I raised my bunnies and cats and turtles. We never got rid of an animal but people need to understand what they’re getting into. Then they’ll know that bunnies make good pets but really need their green space.
I wonder if most animals in the world like chocolate? As much as bunnies like chocolate, it isn’t good for them.
I think it’s pretty easy to love chocolate, even if it’s not good for any of us! My childhood dog once made his way through both my and my sister’s Christmas advent calendars.
That picture of Tofu reminds me of this:
Hi Sophie! Tofu is very much a bunny lump. Sometimes he is a baguette, other times a ciabatta, other times still, a cobb loaf.
I just followed this link and I’m buying this!
Tofu definitely looks like a ciabatta! A wonderful, cuddly, hungry ciabatta! With ears!
I never knew bunnies had a thing for sweet things. I think it is kind of cute that he managed to surreptitiously consume half a hot cross bun.
I applaud you in reminding people that bunnies are not toys. It is horrible how many rabbits are bought for Easter by people who have no idea how much work it is to have a pet!
I can never be mad at him for stealing treats. I would be the same!
One time he found a forgotten nacho. I heard some crunching under our dining table so took a peek. Tofu had this blissed out look on his face while crunching away. I didn’t have the heart to take it from him. I figure he found it fair and square. It’s not like I feed nachos to my bunny…
I will be touching on the ‘don’t buy a real bunny for Easter’ topic. So many stupid people out there are doing it without realising how much work a bunny is. I’ve even seen facebook advertising buying real bunnies for Easter. IT’S DUMB!!!
Tofu is a super cutie. Flatpac has never had bread before. I fear it may impact badly on that beach ball she is already smuggling.
lol. I’m sure her boo berries are a good enough treat and her beach ball will probably thank you for it.
Bad Bunny seems to roll off the tongue as easily as Merry Christmas! Except that it seems the former is said far more often!
I couldn’t agree with you more Genie!
What a great pic of Tofu! I used to look after the bunny when doing voluntary work at SPCA and it was always sad to see homeless bunnys, people don’t think of going there to get a new bunny only dogs and cats
I guess the sad thing about bunnies is that they are quick to breed and therefore cheap to buy “new”. If something is cheap “new”, people don’t think to buy “used”.
While I have never adopted from the SPCA, we have adopted from another owner and Tofu was from a pet store.
Now that I know, I wouldn’t buy a pet from a pet store. Not when there are so many animals at the SPCA waiting to be rehomed.