this is so true <\3

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Orpingtons4U, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

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    <\3 <\3 rabbit breeders deal with this all the time People need to Learn how to care for rabbits... Oh this just gave me a idea i will set up at places to teach people how to handle the rabbits and teach them how to care for them

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  2. chickaddict

    chickaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the rabbits Ihave were once Easer toys.

    Baby chicks have the same problem
     
  3. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah
     
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's true for ALL animals. they aren't toys and should NEVER be given as gifts. Even if you know that someone is going to buy a pet for themselves, don't go and buy one as a gift FOR them. Don't get a pet as a gift for your toddler. Don't buy a puppy to teach your children to be responsible.

    this is a HUGE pet peeve of mine!
     
  5. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Bought rabbits for my oldest son when he was about 10 years old (not for Easter) It was a constant battle to get him to care for them. Finally got rid of them after about 3 months. About 2 weeks after they were gone DS comes in house crying ..."where are my rabbits?"...
     
  6. mossypath

    mossypath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could not hold my tongue this week when on craigslist list looking for cages read a listing for a rabbit. Threatened to let it lose if someone did not come and get it soon. %$#&% people should never own animals. My guess from the location it was college students leaving school for the summer and would like to think they would know better.
    First time I have gotten on to scold someone but could not believe someone would threaten to release a bunny if one of us did not step up and take over for their lack of planning.
    Could not flag the add hoping the rabbit can find a GOOD home but so tired of seeing threats of take this (dog,cat,rabbit) now or we will drop it off at the pound or let lose. [​IMG]


    P.S. most animals we have ever had has come from a home or shelter that someone didn’t want or could not handle .
     
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  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Like was stated, no animal is a toy! Pets are for life. Lots of people just don't get that!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I actually had someone ask me if I could hatch out a few chicks for an Easter suprise for their child. I replied I would be glad to supply boiled eggs for an Easter egg hunt, and would even dye a few eggs, but my personal beliefs did not allow me to raise any animal as a temporary source of entertainment.
     
  9. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah
     

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