Rabbits make wonderful pets and the benefits of owning a rabbit are obvious... they are cute, loving, friendly and intelligent pets, however before commiting yourself to getting a rabbit, read this list of reasons not to...
Rabbits are a commitment, they need lots of attention and interaction, they need to be handled every day if your cute bundle of fluff is to stay friendly... a neglected rabbit quickly becomes agressive.
They are not as easy to train as a dog, so you must be patient, litter training can take a while with a young rabbit.
Long haired rabbits require regular grooming.
Rabbits can live up to 15 years, so think about the future.
Rabbits can go through a nasty 'teenage' phase when they become agressive and hormonal, you must be patient and continue to handle the rabbit throughout this period.
They chew, if they are comming in the house, be prepared for furniture and carpets to be nibbled on.
They can thump, in the larger breeds this is rather loud and can sometimes disturb the neighbours.
Rabbits will dig in the garden and eat plants...
Vet bills can become costly, vaccinations, speying, neutering and routine health care, rabbits should not be viewed as a 'cheap' pet.
However if you feel you can live with the things listed above, you will find a rabbit to be a wonderful, loving and loyal companion.