Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK, with over a million being kept as pets.
Domestic rabbits generally live for 8-12 years, although this varies depending on the breed.
Rabbits are traditionally thought of as good childrens pets, requiring minimal care, but as we come to understand them better it is very apparent that this is not the case.
Rabbits are very close both in biology and behaviour to their wild counterparts. They are typically social animals, being happiest in the company of other rabbits. As a prey species, they are designed to hide signs of fear or distress, meaning that close observation is required to pick up the early signs of problems.