Pet Talk - Pet Rabbits

Easter is the most popular time for pet rabbit purchases. But according to Selina Zalesak with the A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, four out of five Easter bunnies end up in shelters.

One thing people don't know about is the dietary needs for rabbits. They can't live on just pellets and carrots. They need grass for a healthy diet.

Most rabbits live an average of about 8-10 years as well. Owners need to be aware that their new furry friend will likely be around for a while.

Selina Zalesak with the A&M College of Veterinary Medicine says grooming is fairly simple. Some rabbits have longer coats and require more regular grooming. Their teeth do continue to grow so they need hard things to chew on and keep the teeth at an appropriate length.

For more information, the vet school is holding an open house on March 24. It will be at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Education Complex. You can read more at vetmed.tamu.edu.