It is believed that catholic monks were the first people to domesticate rabbits. It is known that there was a great deal of trading of rabbits between the monasteries as early as 1194. Since then, over 40 different breeds of bunnies have been developed. Animals vary in size from the 2 lb. Netherland Dwarf to the Flemish Giant which can weigh over 15 lbs.!!!
Rabbits are raised for many different reasons; show, pets, fur, wool, scientific research and meat.
Bunnies are an excellent choice as a pet. They can live as easily in a small apartment as in a large backyard. They can be house trained much like a cat and they require no vet visits for immunizations.
They return hours of amusement and love since they easily bond to humans.
You should never buy a bunny to keep another bunny company.
These are very territorial animals and do not live well with another rabbit.
Some of the more popular breeds for pets are: