Do you have a suitable location for a rabbit cage (indoors) or hutch (outdoors)?
Who will be the main caregiver for the rabbit? A young child, an older child, or an adult?
Do you want a small or large rabbit? Larger rabbits are more docile and robust; these are recommended for younger children with adult supervision. Smaller rabbits are more suited for older, more responsible children and adults; these require greater care when handling.
Do you want a rabbit with long or short fur? Rabbits with short fur should be combed at least twice a week. Rabbits with long fur require more grooming. Combing rabbits helps prevent hairballs, which can block the intestines or cause other medical problems.
What other characteristics are important to you (color, ear type, sex)?
Do you plan to purchase more than 1 rabbit? Rabbits must be evaluated for compatibility. Keeping more rabbits also means providing a larger cage or hutch.