As with any companion animal, it is important to do your homework about the needs of the particular species. Rabbits are considered "exotic" and have different lifestyles than a typical cat and dog; here are some special facts about bunnies:
Rabbit-Specific Vets - When one of my rabbit friends became sick, I learned very quickly the importance of finding a veterinarian who has specific knowledge of treating rabbits. Ask ahead of time if your vet does rabbit care. If they do not, I found it helpful to ask for a recommendation of a local vet who does know the ins and out of rabbits as patients. I learned that having a vet who is well-versed in bunnies and can help you make informed choices about the care of your rabbit (because they had a companion rabbit of their own), was truly beneficial to my rabbit's health and quality of her life when she went through an illness.
(nails) - A bunny's nails grow, and need to be clipped like our other companion animals' do. A bunny vet is a good resource to use when learning how to clip a bunny's nails. I found that different methods work for different rabbits, depending on the rabbit. It is certainly possible to clip their nails yourself, but the bunny's vet can do it for you instead (the bunny vet is a valuable resource, did I mention that?!)
Food - Rabbits cannot regurgitate (sounds gross, but it's true). I will leave discussion about the dietary needs of rabbits to the experts. Please see the helpful websites (at the bottom of this post) about the diets of bunnies (more info here, too). I did lots of homework before getting my bunny, so I knew that her needs were different than cats' needs when it came to diet. It's important to do your homework about these furry friends before bringing one into your home!
I'm not writing this to try to dissuade you from bringing a rabbit into your life as a companion animal if the Easter mood strikes you to do so. Rather, I am asking you (and your family) to become educated about the care and needs of these wonderful animals first, before you take the plunge. Being a bunny companion is a very rewarding experience that I will always speak highly of. As with any type of animal that you welcome into your home, be prepared - gain the knowledge you need to be a responsible caretaker to your little lagomorph friend before deciding on a whim to get one. That's my opinion, and I think it will benefit all parties involved for a long and happy life.
Here are two websites that I found to be extremely helpful when I had questions about my bunny companion. Of course, if you have more specific questions, definitely ask your local rabbit vet.
House Rabbit Society
Thanks for reading, and have a very hoppy Easter!