Small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs have often been regarded as children's pets, but the houserabbit movement of the late 1990s helped to change this perception. Here was a pet for the urban environment which did not need to be taken out for a walk nor did it face the risk of being run over, by roaming outdoors like a cat.

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."                                                        
                                   John Steinbeck (1902-1968), American writer.
Lop and another rabbitFluffy and friendly, rabbits are quiet pets that are easy to look after and appeal to all ages. It's strange that while dog and cat breeds are well-known, rabbit breeds still remain rather overlooked outside show circles, and yet just as with cats in particular, they can differ quite significantly in terms of their temperament and suitability as pets, as well as the size to which they are likely to grow as adults.  There are around 50 to choose from in total.