The Five Most Lovable Rabbit Breeds
by Cheryl Lock
Rabbits are one of the most fun pets you can have. With their adorable features, quirky personalities, and their ability to be litter trained, bunnies can make ideal companions.
While you’ll likely find that any breed of rabbit has its attributes, there are a few breeds in particular that tend to be the most popular year-in and year-out. “Breed popularity varies based on numerous factors, including geographical region, and may regularly change within that region,” says Natalie L. Reeves, a rabbit advocate and founder of rabbit rescue and education organization Big Apple Bunnies. Despite this fairly regular change in breed popularity, some breeds tend to be consistently popular.
Keep in mind that rabbits are not the right choice for everyone, and they don’t necessarily make the best starter pets. “Most do not like to be picked up, and rabbits’ medical needs are vastly different from those of dogs and cats, so as a result far fewer veterinarians are qualified to care for them,” said Reeves. “Plus, with good care, rabbits can live for 13 or more years, so they are a long-term commitment.”
If you’ve already given this a lot of thought and know you’re ready to care for a rabbit, perhaps one of the following breeds would make a good addition to your family.