Rabbits can live up to 10 years and require specialized vet care. They may look very cuddly and gentle but they are actually very fragile and skittish pets. We do not recommend them as ‘starter pets’ for children.
If you are a parent considering a rabbit for your household, please consider:
Are you experience in caring for a rabbit?
Are you confident in guiding your child to handle the rabbit?
Do you have the time on a daily basis to provide care for the rabbit?
Are you financially prepared to provide for the rabbit when it is unwell?
In addition, it is also very common for children 7 years old and below to be prone to allergy reaction towards rabbits. This can be triggered by their fur, saliva, hay (pollens and dust) as well as mites. As a parent, you need to be prepared on how to handle such situations without compromising the pet.
We hope all parents will consider the above carefully prior to acquiring a pet rabbit. It’s important to be well prepared to ensure that the family has a positive experience in caring for the pet rabbit together. We genuinely believe that leading by example is the best way to guide a child.