While I wouldn’t recommend a pet rabbit for a toddler; I would recommend them for children over the age of 5. My daughters are animal lover’s and have pleaded for any number of pets, including an elephant! While the elephant was a no-go, I did give in to the request for a pet rabbit.
It was a decision that I never regretted. My daughter’s had so much fun with those cute bunnies, and even though we kept them outside (you can keep them inside; rabbits can be litter trained!) they played with those rabbits more than they did the indoor family dog!
I did have to do some searching, and a lot of asking, before I figured out everything that I needed to start with for a pet rabbit. A lot of these questions can be answered by breeders though I did figure out a few things on my own; like using hanging feeders so they don’t tip the bowl over and waste all the food, and adding in wooden chewing blocks kept them from chewing so much on their cages. I also found out that too many apple slices can give them the runs (not good if you are keeping them indoors)!
I think the single most fun thing we did with the rabbits was buying cat harnesses for them so that my daughters could actually take them out in the yard without them running away. I know this sounds crazy but it worked and everyone (bunny included) loved it!
For this and many other things I stumbled across, check out my site listed below if you are thinking about getting a pet rabbit. I have found many things along the way that helped a lot with the pet rabbits. I also learned along the way that my children and many other children we came in contact with had more fun with the bunnies than they did the dog.