Posted Aug 05, 2012
Bunnies don't seem to live well (or long) in captivity. Mine lived longer than expected, but he was obviously sad and angry in the last couple years of his life. He didn't seem to want to play and was scared of us. In the house, he would scratch up the floors and bite wires. So, we'd let him outside, but then we could barely get him back in his cage (they run FAST!). He hated being held and would scratch us with his long nails. I heard rabbits were very difficult to manage and were not the best animals to have in captivity, but tried it anyway. In the end, I felt bad for keeping him in a home, instead of letting him in the wild. They are incredibly adorable and if you want one, I don't think age (yours or that of a child) should be a problem, but be aware of the upkeep.