When looking at pets on an online pet store, it is all too easy to fall in love but it's vital for people to consider whether their pet-to-be suits their lifestyle before making a commitment.
While bunnies are particularly adorable, Rachel Roxburgh, a rabbit welfare scientist at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) notes that their welfare needs are not fully understood.
This can lead to a reduced quality of life for the animal and abandonment by its owners when they find they can no longer cope.
The RSPCA witnesses this first hand - taking thousands of rabbits into its care every year.
Ms Roxburgh advises potential owners to think carefully about whether they have time and resources to look after a rabbit for the duration of their lives.
They have intricate welfare needs which have to be seen to if they are to lead a life that is healthy and content, she said.