Pets at Home in Bishop's Stortford offers free advice for your Easter bunny
A pet shop in Bishop's Stortford is teaching children that bunnies are for life, not just for Easter.
A three-week series of free 30-minute hands-on workshops called 'My Pet Pals' started at the Pets at Home store at Goodliffe Park, off Stansted Road, last Saturday (April 6) and continue daily at 11.30am until Sunday April 28.
They teach children aged 5 to 11 the responsibilities of owning and caring for small furry animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils, as well as illustrating how rewarding such pets can be. Children also learn how to interact with them safely.
The workshops cover five key welfare needs: shelter, food and water, good health, appropriate company and the right living environment.
All children attending receive an activity book, pet stickers and colouring sheets.
Store manager Kathryn Chinnery said: "It's a great way of learning how to keep small furries happy and healthy during a fun and hands-on experience!"
At the same time, Pets at Home is suspending the sale and adoption of rabbits at its 450-plus stores from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
The free workshops can be booked online at petsathome.com/petworkshops.