By Anonymous - 30/06/2021 04:01
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So before I can blame the kid, the age would be helpful. If the kid is under 10 it's the parents fault. By 10 the kid should know how to take care of himself and an animal. I don't know if it is still normal though for kids to be responsible at that age though.
you know what, i'm gonna blame both of you. my 7 year old wouldn't be this uncaring about the life of an animal in her care so yes, that is concerning, BUT the way you phrase it little hopper wasn't frolicking around yesterday and suddenly just dropped dead without warning. you bought this living being for your son to take care of. you obviously weren't sure this would work out, your phrasing makes this very clear. as the adult in this scenario you had the duty to supervise your son and if necessary take care of the animals needs. i wouldn't even have blamed you for giving it to a shelter or something like this, but putting a living being into the care of someone you yourself have doubts is fit to care for its well being and than not supervising the whole thing is on you and the poor animal had to pay the price for YOUR irresponsibility
Didn't you even think to check on the rabbit even once? What about the food? He can't buy the food & you obviously were not & that didn't trigger an alarm? Bad kid? Not really.....bad parent? Absolutely! That poor rabbit suffered & died in a pool of it's blood & urine. That had to take weeks!! WOW!