Saturday, November 17, 2007

Pet Qualities (pros and cons)


  • Rabbits are social with gentle handling are generally quite tame.
  • They are playful and entertaining to watch.
  • Being social, they need a great deal of interaction with their owners and/or other rabbits to be happy. Daily playtime and exercise outside of their case is necessary.
  • They are not low maintenance - it takes a good deal of work to properly care for a rabbit.
  • They can be litter trained.
  • They do need to chew, so lots of chewable toys should be provided, and any spaces where the rabbit is allowed to run must be carefully rabbit-proofed.
  • They need a relatively large cage.
  • While they are generally quiet pets, rabbits are not a good match for active young children who may not be careful enough when picking them up or playing around them.
  • Rabbits like to be near their people, but they often would rather not be held.
  • They will likely require some veterinary care, which can be expensive. They should be spayed or neutered (by a vet experienced with surgery on rabbits) and they may require vaccinations depending on where you live (see Rabbit Vaccinations from for more on vaccines).
  • Rabbit urine can have a strong odor so expect to change their litterbox frequently (spaying and neutering can help reduce the odor. In addition their urine is high in calcium so can leave a chalky residue when it dries that can be hard to clean up (vinegar is pretty effective for this).

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