best rabbit breed for children

by clair
(New Jersey)

hi
I think thats a hard question to answer.
Many people reckon that the best breed for children is the mini lop but then these are so small that it may be easier for a child to hurt the rabbit.
Others say larger rabbits have better temperaments than smaller rabbits.
We've had dwarf lops, Mini lops and Netherland dwarfs for our children and all have been fine.
Each rabbit, regardless of breed, has a different personality.
I have heard that Polish rabbits are not good for children ???? dont know as never had one though.
I think that its more the way you care and treat the rabbit from the moment you get it. We have always overseen our children when they are with the rabbits and they know how to properly care for them etc.
Not sure if any of that helps.
clair

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by: thanks

Firstly you should decide on the type of pet rabbit you want so you can choose a hutch that suits your breed of rabbit. Ask your breeder what the maximum size your rabbit could grow into, as this will help you to decide on the size of the hutch

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by: Anonymous

I have 6 lop rabbits in my house for my children. They are very happy when they return back to home from school and start playing with them.

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by: Nelson Hudson

I have had an English one for the past few months and she's great with kids, elderly and other pets (she's just become a trainer rabbit, you can say) so I recommend them. English rocks.

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Personality
by: Anonymous

I think you need to look at your home first. Rabbits such as dwarfs and netherland dwarfs are high strung in my experience, so would be best in a calm home while breeds such as giants need lots of room.
I would suggest go to a rescue and look at the older rabbits (preferably desexed as personalities change as they older and are desexed) and let your family spend time with the rabbit. You will find which personality suits you.

I personally own an English and she's great with kids, elderly and other pets (she's just become a therapy rabbit) so I recommend them.

For the rabbit you should make sure if you are not going to be spending around 2-3 hours, a day, with the rabbit a mate is best. Female and male pairs work best. Make sure the male or both are desexed.
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