Having a rabbit as an indoor pet can seem great for kids. This, however, isn't always what it seems. Kids can be too young and immature to handle rabbits right. Sure, bunnies are cute...but they are totally different than the way they're portrayed on cartoons.
For most rabbits, being held is not something enjoyable. When rabbits are held, some will jump and try to claw their way to the floor. This can leave your kids with many scratches. Also, your kids may not know how to properly handle rabbits and strangle or even break their very delicate bones.
Rabbits aren't like other household animals. They are very shy and cautious. Loud noise and fast movements will scare them easily. This can be disappointing for a kid that wants to play with the bunny all day. A bunny is more likely to play with someone if they're just sitting down relaxed. Also, unlike other animals, rabbits like plenty of peace and quiet time.
Choosing to own a rabbit is a big decision. They can live up to and over 10 years. During this time, kids will grow older and may not be interested in caring for it anymore. Rabbits do require constant care. Their cages need to be cleaned and they need fresh food and water constantly. Also, other caring such as grooming is also needed.
In addition to this, rabbits should also be exercised every day. Having a rabbit is a big responsibility. It is fun though. As long as you take proper care of your bunny.