Is your home right for a rabbit?


DO YOU HAVE animals that could scare, wound or kill a rabbit?  (Many dogs were bred to capture small animals.) Rabbits can die of fright!


DO YOU HAVE the time and energy for a rabbit?  They’re high maintenance companions.  Every day, twice a day they need green veggies, pellets, water, and hay.  Their litterbox needs cleaning every two days.  Rabbits are social and need human or rabbit company and plenty of space to run around.


ARE YOU PREPARED for a rabbit who lives 10+ years?  What will happen to your rabbit when you move, get married, have kids?  What if your kids lose interest?  Your rabbit cannot survive without you.


DOES EVERYONE in your family want a rabbit?  Does anyone have asthma, allergies or hay fever?  People are rarely allergic to rabbits but may be allergic to the hay they eat.


CAN YOU AFFORD the supplies and medical care your bunny needs?  Rabbits can cost $50-$100 per month for supplies alone.  Vet care for rabbits is more expensive than dogs and cats.  Spaying and neutering a rabbit costs more too (unless you adopt from a reputable rescue).


IF YOU RENT your home, does your landlord allow rabbits?  Will you move if you have to?


DO YOU HAVE enough room for a rabbit?  You’ll need space at least 4×4 ft (minimum) or a room for your rabbit.  Rabbits need exercise and social interaction to be happy and healthy. 


IS YOUR HOME bunny-proofed with electrical and computer cords covered or placed out of reach?  Have houseplants and dangerous chemicals been moved to a safe place?  Anything in your rabbit’s room may be chewed by your bun! 


WILL YOU BE available to supervise children when they’re around the rabbit?  Rabbits are easily injured when picked up by someone who doesn’t know how.  Rabbits can bite and scratch when frightened.

BEFORE YOU ADOPT, have all your supplies in place. 


WHEN YOU ADOPT, ask questions!  We’re happy to help!                

Adapted from House Rabbit Society ( materials