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Choosing The Right Rabbit For Your Family

There are many different breeds of rabbit, so how do you choose the right one for you and your family? Rabbit breeds can be very different in size, temperament and personality. Rabbits can make lovely family pets but they should be the sole responsibility of the parents. Contrary to popular belief, rabbits are not great pets for children to look after. Children can enjoy their company and play a part in looking after them but with support from parents. Rabbit temperaments can vary depending on age, breed, gender and living circumstances. Here are some things to consider when thinking about which type of rabbit may be best for your family.

Rabbit Breed Sizes

One of the things you need to think about is the size of rabbit that is right for your home. Do you have enough space for a larger rabbit? Rabbits can be categorised into different sizes including dwarf, small, medium, large and giant.


You will get a wide range of different advice from rabbit breeders. Everyone has their opinion on which gender is more suitable, but it really depends on your family. In general female rabbits can become territorial if they are not spayed by maturity. Males can be less aggressive and more laid back but can mark their territory a lot by spraying their urine and tend to mount things when they reach maturity. All are different and it’s impossible to say whether male or female rabbits are easier.

View Different Breeds

The best thing you can do is try and go and see different breeds. This will give you a feel for different types or rabbit and enable you to see what they are like in real life. There are rabbit and pet shows around the country where you can go and see lots of different breeds of rabbit.

Research Different Breeds

Try and narrow down your search and research different breeds of rabbits online. Look at breeder websites to get a good idea of their temperament and what sort of home they are best suited for.

Amount Of Grooming Needed

What some people don’t realise is that some rabbits require a large amount of grooming. This takes time and dedication so you need to think about whether you can cope with a rabbit that needs regular .

Don’t Buy A Rabbit On Impulse

This only leads to silly mistakes and increases the risk of getting an unsuitable rabbit. No matter how cute and adorable a little bunny looks you need to seriously consider whether they have the right characteristics before you get them.


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