Rabbits as Pets for Your Kids

Rabbits are one of the most popular pets in the world and many people have fond memories of the furry critters from their own childhoods. Rabbits are usually well behaved and many people love the fact that they don’t make a lot of noise. However, you should not expect owning a rabbit to be a stress-free experience at all times. Rabbits have been known to cause their fair share of mischief and some people end up being surprised by their rabbit’s behaviour. So if you are thinking of getting a rabbit for your child, make sure to do some research to learn what rabbits are really like. In general they will be a welcome addition to your household, but even more so if you are prepared for proper rabbit care.

You should know that rabbits have different personalities and are therefore prone to different types of reactions to being held. Rabbits are generally social animals, but they certainly prefer the company of other rabbits than humans. So if your rabbit happens to like resting in its cage and being left alone, you should always teach your child to respect its privacy. And if your rabbit is clearly anti-social towards people then you might want to consider getting a second rabbit for the two to play together. There’s nothing worse than a lonely rabbit and a socially engaged bunny will ultimately make a much better pet for your child.

Indoor rabbit cages come in all shapes and sizes, but all of them need to be cleaned on a daily basis. Hopefully your child will be old enough to help with this task and if not, you should be prepared for everything involved. It can certainly get messy inside a rabbit cage, but that’s where planning and getting into a good routine come into play. And if your child is able to help, then it is the perfect chance to teach them that rabbit care isn’t always all about having fun. You should also involve your children in feeding, and make sure they help when their rabbit is getting a bath. All in all rabbits that are well cared for will return the love by being happy pets who appreciate your efforts. So use teachable moments wisely with your children and they will come away with a great pet and a respect for animals in general.