Below are listed rabbit species that i believe make fantastic pets for the whole family to love and enjoy. It goes without saying that you must do plenty of research before you take the step of rabbit ownership to ensure you can meet their daily needs.
The Dutch rabbit is a beautiful rabbit and they are perfect for children as well as the beginner due to them being calm and easy going. They are considered a small species that will only reach around 5lb once fully grown. They are attractive in appearance having big eyes and beautiful markings.
The Sussex rabbit is actually a relatively new species and with its teddy bear like features is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Great for children and beginners they are considered to be both friendly and affectionate although a little greedy.
Again this is a popular rabbit and they make ideal house pets, they are calm, small and generally have a good nature and temperament. Known for their intelligence they are highly social so will need plenty of exercise and attention. This is a rabbit that ideally should be kept indoors as being around people is where it is happiest.
Another great breed for children and beginners the Havana rabbit has a great temperament and is very friendly. This rabbit loves to play and as with all rabbit must receive plenty of regular daily exercise to keep them happy . This is the rabbit that you will most likely see winning top trophies at rabbit shows and it is easy to see why.
The Chinchilla is a friendly species with soft silky fur, over the past decade they have become increasingly popular due to their docile yet playful nature. This is a rabbit which enjoys plenty of attention and exercise and is best suited to those looking for an indoor rabbit.
The Florida white is a great family rabbit due to its gentle and tolerant nature. Unfortunately this rabbit was bred solely for its meat and use as laboratory test subject thankfully more and more people are realizing what a beautiful rabbit this is and keeping them as pets. They are very beautiful rabbits and again you will often see them winning awards at rabbit shows. They are small in size making them easy to handle.
This rabbit has similar markings to the himalayan although it is much larger weighing up to 12 LB. They are a highly social rabbit that will need plenty of love and attention. Due to their calm nature they are suitable for the family home as well as children providing they are shown how to handle them properly.
Buck or Does?
A Buck is a male rabbit which is by far a better choice if you are not planning on breeding your rabbit. The does will start nesting habits as they get older especially if they have not been spayed they can also become territorial.
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