Through March and over Easter-time it is traditional to consider hares and rabbits. While the standard brown bun has long been a popular pet, the Belgian Hare makes an exotic and interesting alternative. You will be amazed by the range of different types of rabbits there are, from those who look like miniature puff balls to those that are long, sleek and leggy. If you want to see the many different shapes and types of rabbits, it is worth while going along to some of the specialist shows where such animals are exhibited and compete in the show ring to be voted best in breed.
These events are often staged as part of County Shows, but there are also dedicated small animal events such as the Supreme London Championship Show and the Burgess Premier Small Animal Show at Bradford (see Supreme Pets and Burgess Pet Care)
If you think you would like to own a pet rabbit this Easter, why not consider one that has been sent to a shelter or rescue centre. Not only will you give a needy pet somewhere to live, there is the benefit that you will get excellent advice on how to look after your pet when it gets home. It is worth while working your way through the responsible rabbit owner tick list with the experts, before finally deciding to adopt a bun. They are great companions but, ideally rabbits should be kept in non-breeding pairs so they do need a large hut and capacious run.