Welcoming a rabbit into your family is a big decision. Like any other pet, rabbits require a commitment of time, money, and love. Please consider the following.
- Are you prepared for a possible 7-10 year commitment to this rabbit?
- Which adults in the family will be the primary caretakers?
- Does everyone in your family want a rabbit?
- Are you prepared to provide proper veterinary care for your rabbit?
- Do you have indoor space for the appropriate pen and supplies? Pet rabbits must NOT be kept in cages or hutches.
- Could an area of your home be “bunny-proofed” for the safety of your home and the rabbit?
- Do you have animals that could endanger the bunny? Rabbits can die even when only frightened by a predator.
- Will you be able to supervise any children around the bunny?
- Are you allowed to have rabbits in your house/apartment?
- Do you have a responsible pet-sitter to care for the rabbit when you travel?
- If you move, get married, have a baby, or if the kids lose interest, are you prepared to keep your rabbit?
For more information, check out the Care menu or download our full care guide:
Fostering is the best way to see what life is like with a bunny before adopting.