Are You Right for a Rabbit?

Rabbits make wonderful companions for the right people

  • Are you patient?
  • Have a sense of humor?
  • Do you enjoy watching the movements and learning the language of another species?
  • Does your schedule include plenty of time at home?
  • Are you comfortable spending a lot of time on the floor?
  • Are you not overly fussy with your furniture?

Basic Facts

  • Rabbits can easily be litterbox trained.
  • They can live to be 8-12 years old, sometimes longer.
  • Rabbits are inquisitive, sociable animals.
  • They make wonderful indoor companions.
  • Rabbits can “tooth purr” when contented.
  • Like cats and dogs, rabbits need to be spayed or neutered to improve health and behavior.
  • Most rabbits do not like to be held. They prefer to sit beside you for petting and to interact on the floor.
  • Rabbits like to play with toys, such as cardboard boxes, wire cat balls, hard plastic baby keys, untreated willow baskets.
  • Rabbits need to have things of their own to chew on (or they might nibble your stuff).
  • Rabbits need to be protected from predators, poisons, temperature extremes, electrical cords, and rough handling.

If you think you would be the right person for a rabbit, there are many rescued rabbits available for adoption throughout San Diego County. All have been spayed/neutered and are used to using a litter box. Visit our Adoptable Rabbits to see rabbits currently available for adoption. Email us at We can help match you with the right bunny.