Taking Good Care of a Domestic Rabbit

Raising your first domestic rabbit? Here are some rules and guidelines to help you provide a welcoming home for your new pet.

December 2014

By Samantha Johnson and Daniel Johnson

How to Raise Rabbits

Looking to get a rabbit for a family pet? Samantha Johnson and Daniel Johnson have the information for raising rabbits from baby bunnies to mature, award-winning adults in How to Raise Rabbits (Voyageur Press, 2011). This excerpt, which explains basic information new rabbit owners should be aware of when adding a domestic rabbit to the family, is from Chapter 7, “Your Pet Rabbit.”

Taking Good Care of a Domestic Rabbit

It’s time to take a moment to discuss another aspect of rabbit ownership—the joy of rabbits as pets.



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