One of my pet peeves is seeing the accepted practice of keeping rabbits confined in cages and hutches.
Recently I have met a 4H leader with many kids taking instruction on rabbit husbandry and keeping all of the bunnies in dinky little cages.
Rabbits are intelligent, playful, inquisitive, and active animals. They need room to exercise so their muscles don’t atrophy and their minds become dull. They should no more be stuck in a cage than you would keep a cat or dog in a cage.
But when people meet my house bunnies (for they are as easy to litter box train as a cat) they are so surprised at the personable-ness of rabbits. I have heard the comment “but they always just SIT there and do nothing” since most people have only encountered jailed rabbits. Would not your mind go to mush if that were your life?
I think everyone who takes a rabbit as a pet should get a copy of “the House Rabbit Handbook” by Marinelle Hartman, since it is the most comprehensive and humane guide out there for the understanding of these wonderful pets.