Originally Posted by Motherof5
We have had bunnies for the past 7 years. Ours are pets, not meat. I love the ones we have because they are mini bunnies. One is the size of a small child size football While the other one is about two inches bigger. They are small and are great pets if you hold them a lot and get them use to you. The little bunny sits on my daughter's shoulder and watches TV with her. She had her first bunny for 7 years. He died in February because of kidney failure. She loved him so much I thought she would have a break down. I found two female bunnies about two months later and they are her new bunnies now. Rabbits are very sweet and they make good pets for children who want to be a part of their lives. Don't get bunnies for children who have very busy lives because rabbits are very social and they do not understand when they are ignored.
Thanks for that - its really useful advice. I think our two are fairly social, although Bing (the small grey one) is quite nervous, and doesn't seem to like being handled. We have an enclosure for them to run around in, as well as the hutch, and nowadays the grandchildren sometimes sit in the enclosure with them and handle them and play with them. Its lovely to watch them.