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Before you bring a lionhead rabbit home you should take the time to learn the pros and cons of the breed. Every rabbit breed is different so you need to think about the details to determine whether the Lionhead rabbit is actually the right pet for you.

In this section you will find a list of pros and cons for the lionhead rabbit breed:

Pros for Lionhead Rabbits

  • Lionheads are cute and generally a low-maintenance pet
  • Lionhead rabbits come in a variety of colors depending on the breed which allows you to choose the best option.
  • Generally a good pet for smaller living spaces such as condos and apartments.
  • Lionhead rabbits are easily trained to use a litter box – makes it easy to clean up after them.
  • Generally a friendly, docile pet as long as there is proper introduction or socialization at a young age.
  • Lionhead rabbits are easy to care for in terms of their diet – they eat mainly pellets, hay, and fresh veggies.

Cons for Lionhead Rabbits

  • Lionhead rabbits are easily frightened, you may need to train and socialize them at a young age, otherwise it could result to potential aggression
  • Lionheads are mostly timid compared to other rabbits
  • Rabbits cannot be kept in their cages 24/7 – they need space and time to explore.
  • May not be a good choice for a household that already has cats and/or rabbits.
  • Generally not recommended for very young children who don’t know how to handle a rabbit.
  • Lionhead rabbits require regular grooming 
  • Can be a long-term commitment – most rabbits live anywhere from 8 to 12 years.
  • Cost for maintenance will definitely be additional expense.

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