Rabbits suffer huge neglect and abuse as pets, mostly because of misunderstanding of their needs. There is a lot of information on the internet and not all of it is correct.
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Despite being the third most popular pet in the UK, rabbits are among the most abused and neglected. Countless rabbits spend miserable lives confined to a hutch, alone and with little or no space to exercise, mostly because owners don’t realise what’s involved before taking them on.
The main things to consider if you've just become a rabbit owner.
Rescues are bursting at the seams with abandoned rabbits and on top of that there are countless unwanted rabbits being rehomed via websites and other means. There is no need to breed.
However, we know that sometimes accidents happen, for example, you might adopt a female who is already pregnant, and of course young rabbits are often mis-sexed, or poor advice has been given about the age when they need to be neutered.
Rabbits are highly social creatures – this means that they need company, and that company should be from other rabbits. If they have a rabbit friend they will never be lonely.