Cute bunnies, fluffy chicks and ducklings are popular in Easter baskets. They are delightful, fuzzy, and irresistible, but are not appropriate gifts. They are not toys, they are live animals who require special care and commitment to keep as pets. After a few days, they lose their novelty and are relegated to a corner of the backyard, when not abandoned in a local park. Statistics indicate that within the first few weeks after Easter, some 30 percent of all Easter pets die, and another 60 percent to 70 percent are abandoned or turned in to shelters.