Farm lets families 'test drive' rabbits

July 19, 2011 at 3:55 PM

EVERETT, Wash., July 19 (UPI) -- A Washington state petting farm says it allows families to take rabbits for a three-night "test drive" to see what it's like to care for a pet.

Sherry Russell, manager of the Animal Farm at Forest Park in Everett, said $25 gets a family a three-night "test drive" with a bunny, complete with a cage, shavings, extra hay, food and a water bottle, The (Everett) Daily Herald reported Tuesday.

Russell said the program helps families decide whether they are ready to care for a pet.

"Some families decide it's not for them," Russell said. "Everybody seems to enjoy the experience."

Russell said families aren't the only ones to take advantage of the program, day-care centers have also been renting the rabbits.

"The novelty of cleaning up the poop has worn off by the fourth day for most kids," she said.

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