Are you the right kind of person to live with a rabbit?
Would a rabbit be the right pet for you?

Rabbits make wonderful companions for the right people, but since rabbits can live for 10-12, it’s important to educate yourself before bringing a rabbit home.

  • Are you patient?
  • Have a sense of humor?
  • Do you enjoy watching the movements and learning the language of another species?
  • Does your schedule include plenty of time at home?
  • Are you comfortable spending a lot of time on the floor?
  • Are you not overly fussy with your furniture?
  • Are you willing to bunny proof and/or become less materialistic about your possessions?
  • Are you a rabbit person?

House Rabbit Society has many wonderful bunnies–many rescued from euthanasia at the animal shelter–available for adoption.

Contact your local shelter, HRS Chapter, or rabbit rescue group to find out if you are the right person to provide a special home for a special rabbit.

Basic Facts About Pet Rabbits

  • Rabbits can be litterbox trained.
  • They can live to be 8-12 years old. Over 14 years is becoming common.
  • Rabbits are inquisitive, sociable animals.
  • They make wonderful indoor companions.
  • Rabbits can purr when content.
  • Like cats and dogs, rabbits need to be spayed or neutered to improve health and behavior.
  • Unlike other pets, most rabbits do not like to be held. They prefer to sit beside you.
  • Rabbits like to play with toys, such as cardboard boxes, wire cat balls, hard plastic baby keys, and untreated willow baskets.
  • Rabbits need to have things of their own to chew on (or they might nibble on your stuff).
  • Rabbits need to be protected from predators, poisons, temperature extremes, electrical cords, and rough handling

Rabbits make social, loving companions. House Rabbit Society can help you learn more about building a good relationship with your pet rabbit to help it thrive.

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