Rabbits are intelligent, affectionate and social animals that need daily interaction with humans or other rabbits. Chewing is a rabbit's favorite hobby. Spayed or neutered rabbits tend to be healthier
Of course everyone loves dogs and cat, but not everyone can keep them due to housing and allergy issues. For anyone looking for a pet that can be considered instead of a dog, then a bunny could be the right pet for you, as long as you're prepared to give it the 8 to 10 year commitment that it requires. Now, our domesticated bunnies that we keep as pets vary in size and conformation, as our dogs do. They go all the way up to 20-pound giants, like Harvey here. Flemish giant rabbit. Down to these cute little 2-pound dwarf bunnies. However all of them make wonderful pets. Now, most people think that a bunny is a caged animal. But they can actually train to use a litter box like a cat. And they'll be much happier when kept in a puppy playpen with a litter box filled with a soft, fluffy, absorbent bedding made specifically for small animals, and a grass mat to rest on. The renowned Bugs Bunny, of course, loves carrots, but that's not a natural diet for bunny. How's a bunny going to dig up a carrot by himself? In the state of nature, they eat grass. And the best substitute for this is fresh, green Timothy hay. Rabbits love hay. They'll sleep in it, they'll roll in it, and they'll eat it. It's their favorite thing in the world, which we have to substitute with a quality pelleted food and dark, leafy greens, such as chicory here. Lettuce is not a good idea. Their teeth grow throughout their lifetime since they chew so much. So we have to provide ample chew toys for them. Otherwise they're going to find things in your house to chew on. And apart from all this, they need very, very little maintenance apart from a daily brushing of their coat and a nail trimming every six weeks or so. Remember, as with all pets, the love and attention you give them will reward you every day.