Rabbits make great interactive pets


POSTED: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Question: My daughter wants a rabbit, but I think she'd be happy with an a pet she can play with. Are rabbits good pets?

Answer: Rabbits are highly intelligent companion animals that require a great deal of interaction. They are unhappy if left alone in a cage for long periods of time. They are inquisitive, intelligent, sociable and affectionate—and if well cared for, indoor rabbits can live for seven to 10 or more years. Rabbits can be trained to use a litter box, they'll come when called, and some will engage their owners in a daily game of tag.

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