We highly recommend spaying and neutering pet rabbits. Your rabbit will live longer and show fewer “hormonal” behaviors if it is altered. All male pet rabbits will be neutered before leaving Bella’s Bunnies at 4 months.
Unacquainted rabbits can be introduced to one another in a strictly supervised, neutral area. Keep the visits short at first and watch their behavior. Separate them immediately if one or both become aggressive. With patience, females and neutered male rabbits will learn to tolerate, and even bond with one another.
We don’t recommend a very young or small rabbit for a child less than 7 years old. Rabbits have fragile bones, delicate digestive and immune systems, and can be frightened easily. Many more things can go wrong in the first few months of a rabbits life. Older rabbits are somewhat “tougher”. Young children (under 10) should not be allowed to handle the rabbit unsupervised. A mishandled rabbit can easily harm itself and its handler. The majority of rabbits do not prefer being picked up. If a rabbit has been properly socialized it will love to sit next to you to be petted and cuddled. Parents of young children should realize they will have to be the ones to instruct the child on its care, trim its toenails, feed it, and change its bedding if necessary.
- 6 Reasons Why Rabbits Make the Best Pets (bellasbunnies.com)