Why Rabbits Are Not Ideal Pets for Young Children

Rabbits may seem like great pets for young children, but there are several reasons that rabbits and small kids are not an ideal match. Rabbits are fragile, high-maintenance animals that require gentle handling, routine grooming, specialized diets, and quiet environments. Most children under age 8 lack the maturity and coordination to properly care for a rabbit. Parents of younger children would do better opting for sturdier, less delicate starter pets.