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With Easter just around the corner, I started wondering how bunnies and colored eggs became associated with Easter. This year I decided to do a little research and found out some interesting history about the Easter bunny.
According to the website History.com, (I’ve paraphrased) the history of the Easter bunny came to America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania. The Germans had the tradition of an egg laying hare called “Osterhause”.
Their children made nests in which Osterhause could lay its colored eggs. Eventually their custom spread across America, and the Easter bunny delivered colored eggs, as well as chocolate and candies in their nests. The nests were eventually replaced by colorful baskets. Children left out carrots for the Easter bunny in case he got hungry from hopping around on his deliveries. This is quite similar to children leaving out cookies and milk for Santa.
It’s doubtful that your bunny can lay colored eggs and leave them in a basket. However, we do have a cute willow and sea grass bowl that would make a perfect little Easter basket for your special bunny. The bowls measure 4” across (Easter bunny eggs not included).
I wouldn’t recommend filling the bowl full of carrots as was done for Osterhause, but maybe a slice or two of carrot would be nice. These bowls are perfect for feeding timothy pellets, stuffing with hay, storing small toys, or on their own to toss around and chew.
Our sea grass bowls are on sale all this month, marked down 15%.
We are also marking down our 3” sea grass balls which fit perfectly into our sea grass bowls. These sea grass balls are a nice change from vine balls. They are great for chewing, flinging around, or playing a game of ball with you.
This month with all the spring flowers and fresh baby lettuces, we’d like to offer our version of a spring salad for your bunnies.
(Serves 2 bunnies)
1 - 1-1/2 cups of organic mixed spring greens
1/4 -1/2 cup of organic nasturtiums, pansies, violas, and rose petals
1 bunch of Easter Egg Radishes
Rinse all greens, flowers, veggies and fruit
Remove tops from the bunch of Easter Egg Radishes
Include all the radish tops in the salad, but only slice up one Easter Egg Radish (save the rest for yourself, they are quite pretty in pastel colors)
Lightly toss the greens and place on your bunny’s favorite dish
Arrange the flowers, radish slices, and blueberries on top
If you get a chance, click on our contest page and enter your bunny in Funny Bunny Toy Company’s contest for a chance to win a free toy for your bunny. There is a winner selected every month. No purchase necessary. Come check out Sammy; this month’s adorable winner.
Your bunny could be next month's winner!
Have a Hoppy Spring!
Kerry and BoBo
Funny Bunny Toy Company