Rabbits and cats are very different creatures with very different needs. Both can make fantastic pets but which is right for you depends on your own personal circumstances. How much time do you have? Do you have enough outside space? Do you have enough for their upkeep?
Both animals can be house animals, but it would be nice if they had an outside space. We have outdoor enclosures for both of these pets on our website, to create a safe environment in which your pets can enjoy the outdoors without a lot of the dangers they would otherwise face – predators and poisonous plants for rabbits, and cars and other cats for the felines.
Rabbits and cats are very different animals – their care routines will be quite different
Both rabbits and cats will need care and attention each day – both need to be fed, watered, and to receive attention from their owners on a daily basis. Both will need a regular health check, both by their owners and by their vet, and both will provide a wonderful animal companion for many years.
Some key differences include diet (cats are carnivores, whereas rabbits are herbivores), companionship requirements (rabbits need a rabbit companion) and longevity. It’s a good idea to think about whether the lifespan of your pet will feature in your decision. Although there are some rabbits that have lived to extraordinary ages for their species (according to Guinness World Records, the world’s oldest rabbit was 18 years old when they passed away), cats tend to live for significantly longer than rabbits. Rabbits often live for between eight and twelve years, whereas cats tend to live for anywhere between twelve and eighteen years.