I have a cashmere mini lop (Barney) and love him to bits.
Not sure about the other breeds, but Barney is a bit of a cross between a dog and a cat in terms of temperament. You don't need to toilet train them as they will pick a spot and you just have to get some kitty litter if you like and place in that spot. You don't need to bathe them and in fact they loathe it.
Carrots and commercial dried mix is a bit of a misconception. They eat a variety of vegetables and should eat them rather than be restricted to the former 2.
We let Barney have a free roam around the house and his antics entertain us to no ends. I'm sure your future bunny will do the same too ;-)
I've got 2 mini-lops for the past 4 years already. Initially had 4 rabbits, but 2 of them died.
Rabbits are actually very delicate animals. They like routines, and familiar environments. If the environment is foreign, they can be traumatised and die.
But once they are used to the place, they are quite easy to take care of. You just need to give them space to run, a litterbox for them to pee/poop, sufficient water, hay, fresh vegetables, and pellets. Avoid stuff like carrots or those commercial treats. carrots and treats are high in sugar content and the rabbits get a sugar high.
i have a 15-mth mini lop and an almost 2-mth baby holland lop and being lops, they are firstly stubborn, secondly stubborn and thirdly....
diet-wise, it's important that they get a constant supply of hay as hay helps to remove harmful bacteria ('flora') in their digestive system and keep them healthy. A built up of 'flora' can create gas which will kill them. I have lost a couple of baby bunnies these way when they refuse to eat especially when you first get them home - due to stress and trauma.
The 1st 2 weeks when you get a baby bunny home is the most crucial. Do all you can to help the bunny settle in - don't handle them more than you should, keep them warm, provide fresh water (even if they are not drinking), put them away from direct sun / noise etc.
Once they stabilise, they will eat, poop and pee like nobody's business and then you can start toilet training them. My 2 bunnies are toilet trained and will only poo / pee in their poo pans. Intelligent pets, actually.
Bunnies are also affectionate although some breeds are more independent than others like angoras.
I also learnt that neutering a female rabbit causes hormones imbalance and constant molting which is irritating coz the fur just fall off all the time (and it's not even balding). Side effect which the vet didnt tell us about..
One can approach the House Rabbit Society of Singapore (i think that's the correct name of the voluntary organisation) for assistance in linking you up with 'foster' parents who are ok with looking after your rabbits on short term basis...
i jus send my dutch to my friend's house =)
rabbits are adorable but they need space.
if u have a dog at home like i do (or any other pets which are free-roaming)
take some time for them both to get used to each other
or else the stress will kill the rabbit
otherwise, my charlie pretty much is happy. I think =)