Rabbits are increasingly popular as domestic pets. They are particularly favoured by young families, but many adults also find them to be wonderful companions. Some people have them as pets entirely inside the home. Others have them caged outside at ground level, above ground or in specially adapted enclosures or sheds. When choosing a rabbit for your family consider the size of the rabbit, length of coat and coat colour. White rabbits with unpigmented skin at eyes and ears are subject to sunburn and skin cancer if kept outside. Longhaired rabbits can be difficult to keep groomed.
Think also of the responsibilities of providing warmth, shelter, safety from predators, appropriate feeding, toileting and preventative health measures.
Do you have wild rabbits in the vicinity? Do you have a cat or dog?