The Humane Society of the United States says the only Easter bunny visiting people's houses should be the one hiding eggs - live rabbits, chicks and ducklings should not be given as Easter gifts.

"Too often, people get a cute little bunny with never a thought about how to take care of it," said Phyllis Wright, Humane Society vice president for companion animals.Wright said Easter pets frequently suffer from neglect or improper care after the holiday when the family loses interest in the live toys.