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gabbie sullivan - 2012-09-17
Does anyone know where I can get a baby dutch rabbit in syracuse, New York?

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  • Erin - 2012-09-24
    I would try an internet search and maybe craigslist with rabbits being your search word. Good LUCK!
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Morgan Perkins - 2012-09-16
I'm thinking of starting my own rabbit breeding buisness. Would a holland lop be a good choice for breeding?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-16
    Holland Lops are wonderful 'pet companion' bunnies but they canbe quite difficult to breed.  They have a tendency to have what is called 'peanut bunnies' and no matter what you do these bunnies wil not grow.  Most breeders will kill them rather than let them die slowly. I would start with a rex, or a full sized lop, or just an easier all around successful breeder and learn and then decide.  Many of the larger bunnies make wonderful moms and will even feed other bunnies babies - start with an easier breed for breeding.  As for a companion - couldn't do better. 
  • Erin - 2012-09-24
    I do agree with Charlie that Hollands can be really difficult to breed. We have them and if you get dwarf genes from each parent you do get a peanut. We generally get 1 peanut in each litter. I don't handle them right away, as a lot of breeders don't so mother nature does usually take care of the process. I let the mama take care of them and look for deads every day. I love them. It was a little tedious to start but the worst part was finding a breeding pair. We also started with a very small doe and that made it harder. If you do raise Hollands start with a regular sized doe and buck that are a good representation of the breed. I have had Hollands be some of the best mothers I have seen, other people tell me the opposite, so I think the breed varies greatly! Just be very patient if you breed Hollands! They are one of my favorite breeds because of the personality and they make awesome pets! Many breeders say it can take a couple in dwarf breeds to get everything to work.
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Marie - 2012-09-12
Hi Charlie its Marie again I have the Holland Lop Bunny who is 8 months old now. Charlie we just found out that our Snow Snow is not a girl but a boy we had to take him to the vet because he had what looked like a pimple on his ear so we got nervous and that very same day I went to pick him up and saw a little sommething something out.... :))I have ben saying to my daughter Michelle I dont think snow is a girl it looks like he has 2 friends hanging out. Well anyway the Dr told me its bunny acne and may or maynot go away. But now for soemthing funny he keep mounting my daughters arm and only her its only at night when we let him run completely free around the apartment its so funny but is there anything we can do. The vet said we dont need to have him fixed. He also said male bunnies have less problems than female ones is that true and they live longer is that true.. Well know that your laughing at me Thank you so much for helping me Have a great day Charlie!!!:)))))

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-12
    No  sounds like the vet has a problem himself.  Males should be neutered.  Most male bunnies will become agressive and they will also spray (and it stinks0 if they are not neutered.  Chances are pretty good you will not have a wonderful snuggly male bynny companion if you do not neuter them.  It is an easy process - seen it done - but make sure your vet knows what he is doing.  many take the 2 day class on exotics and then advertise they are specialists. 
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Wendy Hollenberry - 2012-08-09
i got a mini rex a yr. ago and she was the sweetest lovable bunny ever. we went on vacation, left her with friends and came back to her very sick. 2 weeks later took her to vet and she had to be put to sleep. ive never been so sad in my life. vet said she had a bladder stone and urinary infection and was to sick 2 save. im getting another but am undecided if i want one like her or a holland lop. she was very good with the kids and the dog did not scare her at all. how are the lops? are they super friendly and lovable 2?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-10
    If you want to breed, then possibly getting the same kind would be good.  If you want pets, the Lop is wonderful
  • wendy - 2012-08-10
    yea i dont want to breed, just as a house pet. another question... my rabbits main source of food was pellets. i gave her timothy hay as well and greens but from what im hearing, pellets are not good. so should i only give the new bunny hay and green vegetables. maybe thats why my girl got sick
  • wendy - 2012-08-12
    Hi Charlie.... I've been reading pellets are not good to feed rabbits. Can they really live on just hay and vegetables and be fine or should I give the pellets to the new bunny along with the rest?
  • Kelly - 2012-08-17
    I really need a pet. my daughter
  • Erin - 2012-09-05
    Hi Wendy, You should buy a good quality rabbit pellet. They do offer all the things a rabbit needs. Stones can be caused by giving alfalfa hay. It gives them too much protein with their pellets. Alfalfa is a main component in the pellet. If you are really worried try to stick to a 16% protein. It's a nice median number. For a larger rabbit or a meat rabbit breeders tend to give a higher number but if you have a small rabbit 16% is ok. I have Hollands and love them! They are sweet and not high maintenance. From what I know about Rex they do have more energy, but I know they are a nice pet too. Hollands don't seem to poo all over in my experience though. My 4 year old just loves his and she is so sweet to him. It really is a personal decision. Don't be afraid to feed pellets though, just watch your hay and also watch your fresh produce. If you feed too much you can get their stool a little too soft. Just cut back if that is the case.
  • Marie - 2012-09-12
    Hi Wendy: So sorry for your loss. Its so hard to lose a pet because they are part of the family. But I would love for you to now that a Holland Lop Bunny is a wonderdul pet they are easy to care for and can be litter trained you can also teach them to do little things like roll the ball to you follow you around the house Our bunny nows when he's good he get a treat an if I say Snow you want a treat he will automatically go into his cage age go were I give him his treat. He is wonderful with my daughter who is 16 but we have had our neighbor care for him when we went away a few days and she is 12 and he was wonderful with her. Theyy will nip you once in awhile but its really not to hurt you I believe thats his crazy way of showing affection our Bunny is only 8 months old we had him since May. They do have very sensitive tummy's so you have to watch what you feed them not all bunnies are the same its best to get and Exotic Vet who now these animals and can stear you in the right direction with his diet and treats. Charlie on Animal World is also wonderful to ask questions to. Well again I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you consider a Holland lop bunny as your next pet..
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Jane Van Valzah - 2012-08-26
I have a Holland Lop Mini Bunny. He has be shedding gobs of fur. I can pull handfulls of fur off of him. Is this normal? He is eating and drinking and does not have diarrhea. What is causing this?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-26
    Yes, it is normal.  They have a very heavy furry soft coat and the fur will just sorta pull out as you say.   It would be much better for you to brush him 2 - 3 times a week.  I like a regular wire womans hair brush with the tips coated.  He could get hair balls as he will wash himself and without brushing he could be ingesting a lot of fur.  That is dangerous for your little guy.  So brush him - OK?
  • Jane Van Valzah - 2012-08-27
    Thank you so much for your reply. I have been trying to brush him and just pull the hair out by hand. It is so much! I've had rabbits all my life but have never had one like this. I was scared that he might be dying. I'm so relieved that this is normal. Thanks again!
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Jordyn - 2011-06-03
I've been wanting a Dwarf Hotot really badly but I'm having a hard time finding breeders in Washington. I don't need a show rabbit just pet quality is good. Please help, I'm desperate!
Does anyone know a breeder?

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  • samantha powell - 2011-06-04
    Did you check out Craigslist in Kalispell? There is a breeder here who sells them for about 25, but we are in Montana. Loads of cute ones to choose from.
  • Lauran - 2011-06-04
    I really love them and think they are cute but after he passes I'm going to be attached so much I don't know if I'll get another bunny, but I want to so bad.
  • 06madu - 2011-10-13
    I'm going to start raising rabbits a mix between mini rex and a dwarf. The male is black and white and the female is black. Also the female is the dwarf and the male is the mini rex. I'm going to be selling them on June 1 2012 there going to be born on may 1 and I'm going to be selling them for 25 dollars each. I think most of the kits are going to be black and white or black and maybe a few that are white. I will put my phone number on when they are big enough to go to their new home and putting an add when they are ready to go!
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Breanna - 2012-03-21
Where can I get a Dwarf Hotot rabbit from Cairns, Australia QLD? I really want one and I can't find one anywhere! They are the cutest things!

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Prenesh - 2012-08-20
Can I let my dwarf rabbit named Lincoln run around in the yard,will he run away also will noise affect them, your reply appreciated. Thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-21
    Noises he is not familar with will usually cause them to 'freeze in place' or run for the hills.  Yes, he will run away if he is not in some sort of enclosure.  He might get scared, might see another rabbit - anything - a new dog in the yard and he will run.  He wants to live and if he is outside, he needs a safe area there also.
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jazzy - 2012-01-22
I need some help I got 3 rabbits yesterday and my doe she looks like she has a leg problem an also her nail came off an I'm just a little worried an shes show quality

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-22
    You may have to take her to the vet. But the first thing I would do is talk to the people you got them from. Tell them the condition and ask them what they know.
  • jazy - 2012-01-23
    Thank you very much.....
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-24
    Sounds like she might have gotten her foot caught on some wire or underneath something and that pulled out her nail and possibly splayed leg. I think you would know if the leg is broken as she wouldn't be moving it but if splayed, it should be wrapped as will be sore. If she isn't just fine in two days - vet is definitely called for unless you know how to rap it and for sure can tell, not broken.
  • jazy - 2012-01-24
    Well I just got her and so I don't know how her leg got hurt but I can rap it. Thank you for your help........
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-24
    I have a bunny too and his nail came off as well. I was very worried at first but then a friend told me she has a rabbit and said if it starts bleeding, your supposed to stuff it with corn starch! And, the leg problem, you probually want to get a vet to look at that. Hope i could help :)
  • Brandy Shukaitis - 2012-08-10
    I think it would be a good idea to go to the vet if it looks any worse in a day or 2. I would think the nail could get better on its own unless infected. But if it is show quality it can not be showed.
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hailey - 2012-04-10
Can anyone tell me where to purchase a 6 week old netherland dwarf bunny? That would be 50 dollars or under?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-10
    Start locally and see if any breeders near you ---- or any breeders that know who is breeding the netherland dwarf. Look in the papers classifieds, talk to a pet store, look on Craigs list. Look up Netherland dwarf breeders on the Internet. You just have to get started and you will find one.
  • Nikki Maraman - 2012-04-10
    Hello Hailey, I do however we are located in Macon Georgia and I am not sure what shipping would cost. My bunnies have always been local pick up so I'm a little skittish about shipping a baby bunny.
  • Matt Geiger - 2012-04-29
    I have recently come across some netherland dwarf bunnies that would cost under your requested $$
  • Anonymous - 2012-08-08
    bunnys should still be drinking there moms milk!!!!
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