Don’t get a rabbit as a pet…..that is unless you have read up on what is involved with properly taking care of a rabbit and you have no problem with doing those things.
Rabbits can live up to 14 years, but many domesticated rabbits only live about 1 – 2 years. Yes, you read that correctly. Many rabbits purchased as pets are also abandoned. Domesticated rabbits do not have the ability to fend for themselves the way a wild rabbit would. Why are these things happening?
These things are happening because many people think of rabbits as being low maintenance pets.
The exact opposite is true.
Rabbits have many needs. Care needs to be taken with their diets and with the materials they are exposed to. They need to be able to roam. They tend not to respond to people like a cat or a dog would. They can damage furniture. They leave “things” around the house.
I am not trying to discourage anyone from getting a rabbit as a pet. For their own benefit and of kindness to the animal they should be made aware of what owning a rabbit entails.