"I like big bunns and I cannot lie..." :bunnybutt: When I went to the shelter to adopt my Zelda, they had New Zealand bunnies and I fell in love with their size. In Kindergarten we had a huge rabbit and I was the only kid in the class who wasn't afraid of it. As a teen I used to babysit for a family who had one who was litter box trained and roamed the house like any cat or dog. He was bigger than their dachshund. So I always wanted a nice big bunny to live as a house rabbit. The shelter wouldn't adopt a NZ to me because they didn't seem to grasp the notion of a house rabbit and said I would never have enough cage space. So now I'm thinking of getting a giant breed soon and starting to do my homework. I'd love a Checkered if I can find one, but I also like the Flemish Giants and New Zealands. There's plenty of info on how much they weigh, what they should eat for their size, enclosure needs, vet needs etc. But what I'd like to know is if anyone else has any experience keeping giant bunnies as house pets. What kind of enclosure do you use? How old were they when you got them? If they were raised as farm rabbits (as many are) were they hard to socialize to a home? How do you make sure they get enough exercise? Can they be walked outdoors on a harness? Do they have placid and/or affectionate personalities as stated in breed descriptions? How destructive are they? (probably the same as smaller buns but on a larger scale). Is it harder to keep their enclosure and the house clean? Has anyone tried keeping one with a smaller breed and were there bonding issues because of the size difference? Do they eat a lot? (I'm sure more than a smaller bunny). I buy hay by the bale and 50 lb. bags of pellets anyway. Anyway, I was thinking of starting out with a large open dog crate in my hallway, with the two ends of the hallway blocked off with metal gates and the flooring covered with vinyl textured workshop flooring. It's a pretty big L shaped hallway. That would be his enclosure until he learns the litter box, then he'd be allowed out under supervision to stretch his legs in the large living area. Both my cats and dogs are fine with Zelda so I wouldn't anticipate problems with a bigger rabbit.