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If you have children you always want to research any pet you plan you buy. You want to make sure that this animal will pose no threat to your children.

Usually, rabbits are one of the best and safest pets for children, but you can never be too careful. Here are some things to consider before buying a bunny for your child.

Are rabbits good pets for children?
This mainly, as with any animal, depends on the child. Some children can play and be gentle with animals while other children are prone to be a bit more high strung cause the rabbit stress. Children love to pet rabbits
because they are soft and furry. However, sometimes the rabbit may not want to be picked up and the child must realize when it is time to leave the rabbit to itself. If a child continues to pick the rabbit up it will squirm
and scratch and possibly bite. This is where you come in to demonstrate and teach your child the appropriate way to handle and enjoy the rabbit. With a little discipline and respect, nearly any child can have a successful relationship with a pet bunny.

How old should a child be to have a rabbit?
This is definitely something to consider. A child under seven is a huge responsibility as it is, do you want to add another responsibility to your life. A child should be somewhat responsible and respectful to have a pet. If you already have a cat or dog, think about how your child treats those other animals. If your child plays just fine with those animals then it shouldn’t have any problems with a rabbit. Again, it is based mostly on the individual child. You have to make the decision, remember, though, you are responsible for whatever happens.