Rabbits can be wonderful pets. Like our dog and cat companions, they have their own individual personalities. Some rabbits can be active, inquisitive, and playful, while others can be shy, nervous, and even downright ornery. When selecting a rabbit for adoption, it’s important to consider their personality; you want to choose a rabbit whose personality fits in with your household and is a good adoption match all around.
Proper care is essential for a rabbit. As an adopter, you will be responsible for providing nutritious food, fresh and clean water, safe and comfortable housing, and daily exercise. Rabbits are not low maintenance pets, as many people assume. In truth, they require a commitment of time, attention, and a fair amount of living space. Before adopting a rabbit, make sure you are able to meet this commitment for the next 7 to 10 years (the average lifespan of a rabbit).
It is best to obtain a rabbit from an animal shelter or rescue group because purchasing a rabbit from a breeder or a pet store encourages over-breeding. Rabbits available for adoption from The Anti-Cruelty Society will come to you already spayed or neutered and well socialized. Adult rabbits make great choices since their size and personalities are known and they are easier to litter-box train than babies.