There are around 40 rabbit species in the entire planet. These days, the domesticated rabbits have become one of the most favorite house pet beside cats and dogs. Many people, especially children are interested with this animal because they are gentle, cute, attractive, do not have too much annoying attitude and behavior, and they are very friendly.
The domesticated rabbits are very easy to be taken care of and they can be put either outside or inside the house. Their weight can be range from 2lb to 20lb. They can be fed by either special rabbit food from pet store, any vegetation or fruits. Their lifespan are varied among breeds and health, but a good maintained rabbit can live up to 10 years.
There are various domesticated rabbits breeds that can become house pets such as; American Fuzzy Lop, Belgian Hare, Californian, English Spot, French Lop, Angora and many more. They come in various shape, size, fur and color.
To avoid any unnecessary hassle or mess, you will need proper care system if you decide to choose a rabbit as your house pet. You need to plan and setup countermeasure for rabbit’s pregnancy, their behavior, litter, illness, fleas, chewing and biting your furniture and other ornament, housing and cage, predator threat, etc.
But, all of those challenges can be handled easily if you have experience and knowledgeable on how to take care of them. So, the best method to get proper information and knowledge about domesticated rabbit is to get good amount of preferences and information from books, internet, pet store and other rabbit owner who have good experience with the domesticated rabbits.
One thing that you must remember of before choosing a domesticated rabbit for your house pet is that you must committed and responsible to take are this gentle animal. You need to give your full attention and love to this cute animal for the rest of their life.
You must responsible on your decision to adopt the rabbit and do not leave them untreated and just let them be running around your house without proper care or worse where you just dump and release them to the parks or forest.
Domesticated rabbits are used to be taking care by human and do not have the necessary ability to live on their own in the wild where they have to search for their own food and protect themselves. They will have very small chance to survive in the wild where they will face many predators and starvation.