Rabbits make wonderful pets, and they currently rank number 3 among pet mammals, right behind dogs and cats, and ahead of ferrets and rodents. New diet strategies and preventative health (especially spaying of female rabbits) has increased lifespan. It is now common to see rabbits living to age 10 or beyond.
It’s our hope prospective owners will think about this carefully before purchasing or adopting a pet rabbit, especially at Easter. The House Rabbit Society sees an increase in rabbits surrendered right after Easter, which means families may be acquiring rabbits on impulse without careful planning and forethought.
The Indiana House Rabbit website has a lot of great information on rabbit care, and even a list of terrific adoptable rabbits at http://www.indianahrs.org.