Easter is on the horizon and That fuzzy little duck you are planning to buy as a gift for your mum that seemed like a cute Easter gift will grow quickly
So will the quantity of calls to Michigan Duck Rescue in the days and weeks after the big holiday euphoria is over. The duck haven close Northville has a few hundred household ducks that meander the grounds amid the day and around evening time, waddle all at once into the huge barn shelter where they rest.
“’It’s getting big now, I can’t hold it in my hand. I can’t have it in my house. It’s pooping all over the place. … I shouldn’t have gotten it. Will you take it?” said Matthew Lyson, who runs the sanctuary. “It’s the same old story all the time.”
Animal welfare organizations and health authorities have since quite a while ago cautioned against putting ducklings, chicks, and bunnies in Easter crates. For one, live poultry can convey salmonella.
However, there is additionally the pressure that a yearly deluge of never again needed critters puts on animal asylums with restricted assets.
“We do what we can to help as many as possible, then we get to a point to where there’s just no more room,” said Tim Patino, the president of Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary in Willis, near Ypsilanti. “We can’t take them if there is no room.”
Lyson said a great many people who purchase ducklings “have no basic knowledge of what they’re getting into.” Like household rabbits, local ducks can carry on 10 years or more.
“A lot of time, stores will say, ‘Buy these ducklings, and when the weather changes, they will fly south,'” Lyson said. “That’s not true. They are domestic. They cannot fly.”
Undoubtedly, Lyson and Patino said ducklings and rabbits can make great — even incredible — pets for future guardians who do investigate and are focused on giving appropriate consideration.
With an end goal to debilitate motivation buys, Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary has normally “disappeared” around Easter.
Be that as it may, this year, it is adopting an alternate strategy. The animal sanctuary is facilitating a “Dueling Egg Hunt” this Saturday to some degree to bring issues to light about mindful rabbit pet ownership.
Youngsters can look for treat-filled eggs around the sanctuary property at 2 p.m. At that point at 3 p.m., grown-ups 21 and over are free to chase for eggs and jars and jugs of smaller scale prepared lager beer. Face-painting and sanctuary visits are a piece of the good times.
“Meet the real Easter bunnies of Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary,” a Facebook post about the event reads, “and learn why Easter and rabbits do not mix.”