- Rabbits are not rodents
- Rabbits are not loners
- A rabbit is not a hare
Contrary to popular belief, rabbits are not rodents. However, like rodents, their teeth continue to grow throughout their life. What’s the difference between rabbits, domesticated rabbits & hares?
Rabbits are no loners
- Coexist in large groups
- Alert each other of predators
- No human is able to replace another rabbit
Same species social interaction is very important for the health and well-being of rabbits. In nature, wild rabbits coexist in large groups. Therefore replicating this, as much as practicle and possible, is the most appropriate way of keeping rabbits.
Things to know before getting a rabbit
- Rabbits are a lifetime commitment
- Can become 10-12 years old
- Need at least 6 square meters for 2 rabbits
- Need social contact to their conspecific – that’s why you need at least 2
- Do you have enough financial support for needed regular veterinary checks?
If you consider getting a rabbit because you are thinking of getting an easy pet for yourself or your family, then a rabbit is the last type of pet you should think of. Often rabbits require much more care and considerations than other pets and require more care and consideration than a new owner could ever imagine.