Choosing your pet
Male rabbits are called bucks and the females are called does (yes, just like deer). They shouldn't be kept in the same cages at the pet store, or the one you choose could be pregnant, and you'd best avoid taking her home.
If any rabbit in the cage you're selecting from is ill, chances are it has spread the illness to the others as well, so look for one at another pet shop. The cages should be clean, and the rabbits should be able to reach the food and water without too much trouble. Watch out for the 'runny' factor - that is runny droppings, runny eyes and a runny nose. Your rabbit should be bright-eyed and alert when awake, and his fur shouldn't be matted or dirty.
A well informed pet store attendant will not show you a rabbit that is less than 6-8 weeks old.
Next: Care and feeding
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