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Which Breed of Rabbit is Most Child Friendly?

By Christine

Fuzzy, warm, and cuddly! That’s why bunnies are popular pets among kids and kids-at-heart.

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Rabbits, in general, make fine pets. But not all breeds are good with children. Even with their (mostly) easygoing temperament and friendly demeanor, some rabbits are just not the ideal ones to have with kids.

Top 8 most child-friendly  rabbit breeds


Dutch rabbits capture a fur parent’s hearts with their tranquil nature and striking intelligence–young and old alike.

Because they can be quite the hoppers, you need to help them get their bodies moving by playing with them or just letting them roam around your garden.

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Holland Lop

Holland lops weigh just around 2.5-4.5 pounds. Their coats can be a variety of colors, from grey to white to brown.

They’re obedient. And also intelligent and crave human attention!


Their unique long wooled coat (2-3 inches; available in various colors) around their neck and ears, similar to that of the lion, is what sets them apart.

Lionheads are cute and captivating–in terms of their weight (up to 3.75 pounds, 8-10 inches long) and appearance.

Mini Rex

Because of their short underfur (or guard hairs), they are more sensitive to cold weather temps.

Mini Rex’s (3-4.25 lbs., 10.5”-12.5” long), like the Lionheads, have their own way of standing out. They don’t have a mane, but they do have short but plush fur.

While their fur can be several shades of colors, their huge ears that flop down are the ones unique to them and other lop rabbits.

Aside from these attractive features, they are also soft-hearted and are drawn to people.

But here’s the kicker: Expect them to be devoted to you and be sensitive to your feelings.

Mini Lops


They are short and compact and weigh around 4.5-6.4 pounds. Havanas can have silky black, blue, or chocolate coats.

They are bright and not aggressive. Thus, capable of being house-trained and will do well in positive reward-based training.


Californian rabbits weigh around 8-10 pounds. Looking like a siamese cat, they’re white except the ears, nose, feet, and tail area.

Due to their dense coat, you can take care of them either indoors or outdoors.

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