Commitment Taking care of a bunny is a big commitment! Yup.... time and money. Bunnies need quality pellets, hay, and vegetables,. They need love and attention, and plenty of exercise! A bunny takes up to as much work as a dog.
Responsibility Teachers One of the biggest mistakes parents can do is get a bunny for their children, and mean to make it a responsibility teacher for the kids. After a week or two of getting it, the enthusiasm wears off, and then the bunny could become a burden for the whole family. The bunny may then end up neglected, considered a nuisance, and worse, surrendered to a shelter. I am not pointing fingers... but you need to seriously think about what may happen in the future before you get a bunny. You may not realize that bunnies do not like to be carried and cuddled a lot as kittens do! They can scramble and scratch when frightened and scare little children. Bunnies are very fragile, and cannot take rough handling.
Spaying/Neutering I would highly recommend spaying/ neutering your bunny once it is old enough to handle the operation. Males and females can get territorial and act moody (Males mounting and spraying everything, and females spraying, and not being very friendly) Getting the operation done on your bunny will make it a way better family pet! Prices range from 300$-600$ depending on the gender of your bunny, and the vet you take it to.