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Alyssa - 2003-12-27
This is the rabbit I am going to get. I am looking to buy two in my area (one doe, one buck) so I can breed them!

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Animal-World info on Netherland Dwarf Rabbits
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Beth - 2011-08-18
My son got a netherland dwarf our fair in September. He has basically just started working with it. He likes it but I don't think he thought it would be this much work. We did have the rabbit outside in a hutch but the week it got sooo hot my dad let my son bring it in and put it in a cat carrier. so as of right now that is where it lives. I have my son get it out and try to interact with it in the kitchen because the rest of the house is carpet and we don't want rabbit turds in the carpet.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-19
    Yes, they can be work but if you can arrange an appropriate set up - quite easy to have. Try the idea of a somethng similar to a dog house (acutally a hutch he can go in and out of) in a fenced (or enclosed in harea with toys, litter, shelf etc. He can't live in a kennel.
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Animal-World info on Mini Lop Rabbits
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Anonymous - 2011-06-17
I love mini lops.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
    They are adorable.
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hally - 2003-12-09
i have this breed of rabbit and he is so gental but unfortently hes blind and is only a coupel mounts old but i keep him with another rabbit and that rabbit helps him get around. but i still feel bad for the little thang

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Mr. YNOT - 2010-03-16
I would like to know when the female rabbits are ready to have babies.

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  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-09-06
    They reach sexual maturity (AKA adulthood) at about 6 months (They are recongnized as adults but that does not mean that they are actually able to breed) it depends on their lineage.
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Anonymous - 2003-11-13
I have a dutch bunny. I have had him for a month and a still cant find a name! He is all black and is very shy. he likes to hide in his cave of hay.

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Animal-World info on Mini Rex Rabbits
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anne - 2011-04-14
i have had rabbits for 3 to 4 years now and if you have any questions, just ask me.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-15
    Stay with us. You have EXPERIENCE. Thank you.
  • Emily Willis - 2011-05-08
    I have had rabbits for seven years and own 24 but I never stop learning and getting advice along the way. The longer you have them the more you know.
  • leslie - 2011-05-26
    How many bunnies can a Californian rabbit give birth to?
  • Anonymous - 2011-06-06
    How much do mini rex rabbits cost when they are babies?
  • Tayler - 2011-07-01
    What would you prefer better a netherland dwarf or a mini rex ?
  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-07-16
    @Tayler

    A netherland dwarf are cute, lovable little bunnys. But they can be very nasty. And a mini rex, well, they can grow pretty big, so if you have a small house, I would recommend a netherland dwarf.

  • doris - 2011-09-17
    I have a mini rex that I believe may be preg. When I was petting her nose, she bit my finger. Then about 1wk. later,I reached in to get a food dish, she bit me and held on. I knocked her off but she got me again. I've only had her about 3wks.
  • Jamie Hughes - 2011-09-23
    Will they use a roll around ball. My rabbit is very hyper and I'm trying to figure out a way for her to get some of her energy out.
  • Jeanette - 2011-10-04
    i was wondering if you thought the mini rex is one of the tougher breeds
    to breed? Someone told me it was very hard to get these rabbits to breed. Is that true? thanks Jeanette
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-11
    Does the breed of a rabbit effect how much it jumps?
  • Hannah - 2011-10-15
    I just got a mini rex today, and we bought food, and a cage and everything else, but is there anything I shouldn't do? Like, is it safe to give him a bath? (I'd only put water up to his legs) and what is this about lettuce that I hear? Is that bad to give him? Please let me know. Thanks(:
  • Emily Willis - 2011-10-17
    Mini Rexes have somewhere between 2 to four babies on an average all the smaller breed are the same. Californians have somewhere between 6 to 11. so do most breeds that are over 10 pounds.
  • Kelling - 2011-11-16
    Some breeds are more hyper and so might jump more.
    @ Hannah
    Lettuce can be toxic to domestic rabbits and you should not feed them it though you can feed them dark red or dark green leaf lettuce. Mine happen to love Kale (great for vitamin a, though do not give them too much), green leaf, collard greens, romaine, and the house rabbit society has a wonderful guidebook which you should look into because they list all acceptable foods for domestic rabbits. Bathing a rabbit is a no no. They clean themselves and should be groomed by you at least once a week or more depending on the type of coat. Domestic rabbits are not able to control their temperature as well as others and if they become ten to fifteen degrees warmer or cooler than their environment might put them into shock! Also, their fur is hard to dry quickly and if they stay wet for too long, the above would be able to happen and it would be harder to help them. As that is being said, if you ever discipline them with a spray bottle, you have to make sure that they do not become drenched by it. I hope that this helps. Do please make sure to visit the house rabbit society's webpage (you can view the handbook there).
  • Kelling - 2011-11-16
    I must state that generally mini rex rabbits do not need much grooming (this is due to the fact that their primary guard hairs have been bred out, their secondary guard hairs are as short as their undercoat [this is what gives their coat the velvet feel]) while holland lops with agouti coats will need it more frequently. This is due to the differences in their coats. Grooming a rabbit can range from just wetting your hands enough to run it over their hair and collect the excess and using gloves with rubber dots to help in case you would rather not do the first to using the smallest furminator (pink) to really get the loose hair that they cannot get themselves. Also, grooming is possibly needed more among bonded rabbits because they groom themselves and their partner and are at a higher risk of getting GI stasis. So, I hope that this elaboration might help explain more.
  • Erica - 2011-11-17
    why should you not feed your bunny lettuce?
  • jess - 2011-11-22
    How long do rabbits live for
  • Anonymous - 2011-11-21
    Thank you. That was very helpful. I also have another question, my bunny has had I guess you could say runny poop... Like, he has normal poop too, but he has runny poop too... Is this normal?
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-17
    Diahrea is dangerous for a rabbit and can kill it very quickly if you do not take certain percautions. If you change the brand of food that you give it make sure you gradually change it and it doesnt have more than 16% protein. This can cause digestion problems and can kill it. Also if digestion is a problem put a little handful of oak leaves in with it one or two times a week.
  • grason - 2012-01-10
    I have had a jersey wooly for not even a year & I was wondering if there is any way to get his hind legs clean.
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Anonymous - 2012-01-03
awww, we have the same name :D hahaha!
I wanna have a Havana Rabbit someday

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Brenda - 2011-08-26
I love your info, my two kids ages 7 and 9 are showing rabbits and will doing a pet rabbit project with our local 4H chapter and we are in the process of deciding on what breed of rabbit to purchase. We are leaning on the French Lop due to it's size and calm nature with kids. I can't wait..

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  • Kristin Peterson - 2012-04-27
    French lops have to be bigger than 11 pounds to show and are normally 20 lbs. Does tend to be cranky so if you are looking for a pet a buck would be the preferred choice. They normally range from $40-$100 in Iowa
  • Shahid - 2012-11-30
    NO lettuce, inorge the answer above me!I had a rabbit before and knew not to feed him lettuce. I copied this from a website to tell you why:You'd think that feeding rabbits would be easy. Just chuck any old plant matter into the cage and have done with it, right? Wrong. This feeding methodology happens to be an excellent way to possibly kill your bunny, or make it very sick indeed. Knowing what to feed your rabbit, and especially what NOT to feed your rabbit is a very important part of rabbit care becase some of the foods that might seem like natural foods to feed your rabbit are in fact incredibly bad for it. Culprit one: Lettuce. As a general rule, you should NEVER feed your rabbit lettuce. Lettuce contains lactucarium, which can give your rabbit diarhea so bad that it becomes fatal. Some people say that it is okay to feed Romaine lettuce because it contains the least lactucarium of the common lettuce varieties, but you wouldn't eat a product that only contained small amounts of arsenic would you? It's best to stay away from lettuce when it comes to your bunnies, and keep it for the salads.
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Heather - 2004-04-17
I LOVE RABBITS!!! I am begging my mom and dad to let me have two. I know i want a Dwarf.

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