What is your favorite type of pet? Have you ever considered pet rabbits as an option? If you haven’t, then this blog post will help change your mind. I’m going to tell you about 9 of the best breeds of rabbits for pets!
Types of Pet Rabbits
Rabbits are some of the most popular pet animals that some people choose to live with. They can be a lot of work, but they can also be a lot of fun for those who have the time and energy to dedicate to them. Here are the top 9 types of pet rabbits that you can keep:
Harlequin Rabbit – Best For Beginners
Harlequin rabbits have a unique color pattern. There are black, white, and orange patches on the head, chest, and most of its body. It has a good temperament. They are playful, curious, and loves toys. If you have a harlequin rabbit, you’ll need a playpen for it. Harlequin rabbits need lots of exercise. Harlequin rabbits are an excellent choice for kids and beginners looking to breed rabbits.
Argenté Rabbit – Great For Kids
An Argenté is any bunny with black fur mixed in with its primary coat color. The primary color can be any solid color except pure white! The Argente’s calm personality makes it easy to raise. So, it’s another great choice for children or first-time owners!
English Lop Rabbit – Very Calm Bunny
This rabbit has floppy ears that droop down by the sides of its face, almost like an elephant’s trunk! It is easy for beginners because they are very calm and aren’t jumpy or active. They love to lounge around with children or adults, but they can be bulky creatures that need space!
Lionhead Bunny – Most Affectionate
The lionhead bunny has a mane-like look on its head that is similar to a lion’s mane. They come in many colors. Lionhead rabbits are the most common ones you will see when searching for breeders online or in your local area. This rabbit is very calm and easy to take care of. They are energetic, love to play, and very affectionate.
Jersey Wooly – Smallest Pet Rabbit
This breed is one of the smallest breeds of rabbits around! It has a short, thick coat that it sheds all year long except in the winter when they have their white ‘wool’ coat. This breed is very docile.
Mini Rex Rabbit – Cutest Bunny Tail
These bunnies have an adorable puffball tail that has little velvety hair on top of it! They also have soft fur, making them easy for beginners to take care of—the Mini Rex breed doesn’t need much maintenance or grooming. They are very calm and quiet.
Holland Lop Rabbits
American Chinchilla Rabbit
The American Chinchilla rabbit has beautiful silver fur that covers its entire body. It has lighter patches that appear on their head around their eyes. These rabbits don’t need much work, but it is a good idea to brush them often to keep their coats shiny and silky.
Havana Rabbit – Best For Seniors
Havanas are a type of rabbit that is known for being calm and loving attention. They love to roam around inside the house or in a fenced yard. Havanas are best for seniors who need a loving companion. They do not have very much energy, so seniors are sure to keep up.
What To Know Before Buying A Pet Rabbit
Many different breeds of rabbits can be bred or sold as pets. So, here is some helpful information on what you should know before buying one for yourself!
First of all, make sure that the rabbit is at least eight weeks old, around two months, depending on how fast they grow!
The second most important thing to do is make sure that you buy two or more bunnies. Most rabbits are social creatures and don’t like being alone! Plus, they have company when you leave the house, which means less stress for them.
Pregnant rabbits can be sold as pets but only to people 18 years old or older. You need to know how to take care of it properly. Things like feeding it certain foods and making sure the mother is happy!
It would be best if you didn’t keep any animal in your home without proper ventilation. So if you live in an apartment or an area where ventilation is poor, don’t consider getting a rabbit. Rabbits need fresh air.
Also, make sure that your house doesn’t have any carpet in any of the rooms you plan on keeping your rabbits. Rugs can be dangerous for rabbits sometimes. It’s essential to give them a safe place before anything goes wrong!
Along with that, pet stores might not know much about pet rabbits. It would be helpful if you knew some basic information on what they should eat and how to take care of them properly before bringing one home.
10 Tips For Keeping A Pet Rabbit
- A pet rabbit is a long-term commitment, as they can live from 8-12 years
- Pick one that’s the right size for your home and budget
- Make sure to research breeds with different personalities
- Consider adopting a rescue bunny or older rabbit
- Research care requirements.
- Get some bunny necessities
† A litter box, water bottle, food bowl, and hay feeder are must-haves for your new bunny friend.
† Bedding is a necessity, as well as a place for your rabbit to sleep and play. Don’t keep your rabbit locked up in a cage 24/7.
- Make sure that the rabbit you have chosen has had all their vaccinations
- You will need to groom them daily. It is recommended that you brush them once a day with a soft bristle brush because rabbits’ fur can become matted if not brushed out every day.
- Rabbits make good house pets because they are clean and quiet compared to a dog or cat but need some care and attention of their own.
- Stay on top of bunny proofing your home when they get accustomed to being let loose into open areas in the house.
What To Feed Your Pet Rabbits
Rabbits are herbivores and enjoy eating grass, vegetables, hay, and bark. Many pet rabbits will also eat fruit. Rabbits should not be fed foods with dairy (such as milk or yogurt) or proteins from animal sources because these can cause digestive problems. For more detailed information, read our article about the best hay and pellets for rabbits.
If you want your bunny to be happy, make sure the living conditions will be good for them. If they don’t like their environment, it won’t be fun or healthy for them. Any of these top 10 pet bunnies will be sure to bring some joy and excitement to your life.