Or hares? I'm asking since I' am interested in having a pet rabbit at some point, well at least hopefully.
How does it compare to raising and or owning the typical pets such as cats and dogs?
Any advice appreciated, thanks.
Most Helpful Girl
Rabbits are interesting pets, but not as cuddly as cats or dogs. I've had two and although their personalities were interesting and they both loved being petted, neither were interested in snuggling, and both just seemed too independent. Cats do their own thing, but they'll let you pick them up and cuddle them (even if it's not their cup of tea sometimes). Neither rabbit would do such a thing. I suppose it depends on the size of the rabbit, and how much of a connection you have with it. I would say if you've never had a rabbit before it's definitely worth getting one because it's a very different experience than any other pet. Just be sure that you buy from a breeder or an adoption/rescue center (not a petstore), and that the rabbit you choose, you definitely feel a connection with before you buy. My first rabbit was one I picked out myself, and was my favorite ever. My second one was picked by a family member, and to this day my rabbit and I sometimes don't get along.1
Most Helpful Guy
rabbits are generally very clean and will instinctively toilet in the same place. I've actually found them easier to toilet train than cats.
if you know what you are doing, house rabbits can be fantastic pets, but unlike cats they are sociable animals so require a fair amount of interaction. they tend to ge depressed without regular interaction.