I have a rabbit, who lives indoors in the lap of luxury. Rabbits are uber clean, hyper-groomers who make cats seem like slobs. She uses a litter box filled with compressed newspaper pellets and hay, which I buy once a month at Rabbit Haven out on Lake City. She doesn't eat alfalfa pellets, which can lead to obesity. She eats (in order of preference) kale, organic spring mix, curly lettuce, with the occasional parsley, Italian parsley or watercress. Apples and carrots are given as treats, as are the occasional craisin.
Unlike cats or dogs, you have to feed rabbits FRESH food at all times. Rabbits are nOT a cheap pet; vet bills for rabbits can be more than for other pets, and there only a few rabbit vets around. (North Seattle Animal Clinic, Exotic Pets on Aurora.)
That said, I love my bunny! Love her! She is very affectionate. HOWEVER, unlike cats or dogs, most rabbits HATE to be picked up,so are not very suitable for small children. They are quite fragile, and do tend to chew on things. (I learned the hard way....one coat and two sweaters later.) Initially she lived in a big dog X--Pen on a big area rug in the living room...now she has free range, except for the bedroom, where there is a baby gate. She tends to hang out in "Her area" a lot of the time.
RAbbits are NOT low-maintance pets, like hamsters. THe litterbox needs to be dumped every day (into the compost! Yay!) and rinsed out, I spend a lot of time and $$$ at the grocery store, and vacummning, as they shed 4 x a year. IF you are NOT home a lot, rabbits should be in bonded pairs, as they are very social animals who need a lot of interaction and love. They also need toys (baby rattles, plastic cups,etc. and things to chew like apple twigs.)
I don't want to discourage anyone for getting a rabbit, or a bonded pair. They are lovely, suprising, affectionate pets. (AND NO, you CANNOT leave them for 3 days without a petsitter...and NO, they do not like to travel in cars, anymore than most cats like a relaxing bubble bath.) In some respects, they are like dogs...would you leave your dog for a weekend without a pet sitter? In some respects, they are like tiny little horses.
Anyone thinking of getting a rabbit should go to the website houserabbitsociety.com or check out the adoptions at Special Bunny.