Rabbits As Pets

Rabbits Make Great Pets

Rabbits can be great pets that are cute, cuddly and won't grow from a cute little ball of fur to a 100 pound beast?

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a rabbit for a pet.
1) Plenty of choices

There are 45 different breeds of rabbits recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).

Do you want a small rabbit? Consider a Netherland Dwarf, Polish or Jersey Wooly.

Do you want a large rabbit? Then choose a Flemish Giant that can weigh up to 20 pounds.

Are you attracted to the "lop" eared rabbits? The Holland Lop is a popular choice because of its smaller size, but you can also choose from a Mini Lop, French Lop, American Fuzzy Lop or even an English Lop. An English Lop's ears can be up to 4 inches long.

Are you picky about color? Rabbits come in a variety of colors. You can undoubtedly find one or more colors that will appeal to your tastes!

Do you want a rabbit with a lot of fur? Then choose one of the Angora breeds, or a Jersey Wooly. But be prepared to spend extra time grooming the rabbit!

So the choices are endless, and for many of us, the choices are hard. Like the potato chip commercial says, "You can't choose just one"!

2) Rabbits are quiet

It's guaranteed: You'll never have neighbors calling you to quiet down your rabbit. It just won't happen.

3) Rabbits can live indoors or outdoors

Obviously, there are rabbits that live in the wild, but they can adapt to living inside as well.

If you keep rabbits outside, you need to make sure they have adequate shelter and are well-protected from predators. These include the neighborhood dogs and cats that may wander through your yard.

They need to be protected from the elements and have plenty of ventilation. When hot weather comes, you need to take special measures to keep your rabbit safe because hot weather bothers them more than cold weather.

Many people keep their rabbits inside, and that's fine as well. If you keep your rabbit inside, you'll need to spend some time preparing your home for your new friend.

Be sure to keep electrical wires away from your rabbit. Rabbits love to chew, and those wires are tempting...and lethal.

Rabbits can be litter box trained, and are very clean animals. So feel free to keep them inside if this is what you want to do.

4) Rabbits are fun to have around

Just watching them play in their cages is great fun, but let them out, hold them and pet them, and you'll be hooked!

5) Rabbits are extremely cute

Have you ever seen an ugly rabbit?

With rabbits, the babies are very cute and adorable, and they stay cute and adorable when they grow up.

Now I like dogs, but so many of them are cute as puppies, then grow into huge ugly dogs.

That won't happen with rabbits. They'll stay cute their whole life.

6) They can be low cost to keep

Rabbits are a low cost pet. Shots at the vet are unnecessary and you can easily take care of your rabbit yourself. If you care for your rabbit correctly, there will be no need to visit a vet at all.

So, pick out a rabbit for your very own to take home and love today!

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