Rabbits are on this list because they are commonly kept as family pets. However, they actually are not an ideal choice of pet for a young child. Rabbits are delicate and very easily frightened, so they require gentle handling that may be beyond many children. They may also require significant "rabbit-proofing" of your home, because rabbits love to chew on anything they can get their teeth on. For more information on rabbit care, read our "12 Tips for a Healthy Rabbit."
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