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Erm - 2013-12-05
I was wondering if you might be able to help me. My 3yr. old Holland lop has runny eyes. It has been going on for about a month and seems to have gotten worse. They are getting goopy. Plus looks like she is starting to lose some hair in the corner of her eyes. Is this normal due to the cold and the heater on? She is a house bunny. Is there something I can do to stop the runny eyes? Thank you for any help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Runny eyes are a signal that a visit to a veterinarian is in order. Rabbits are generally healthy but can be prone to eye problems, often a bacterial infection or sometimes 'snuffles', which is a respiratory problem. For any eye problems, it is best to take it to a vet for diagnosis and treatment.
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Vanessa - 2013-11-26
Hi my name is Vanessa and I am looking to purchase a Netherland Dwarf rabbit as a Christmas gift for my son. The only problem is that I can't seem to find anyone that is selling this kind of rabbit. I am located in the Huntsville, Alabama area and I am very serious about this purchase. Please someone contact me if you are looking to sell a rabbit or know someone that is looking to sell. Thank You.

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Monna R. Berryhill - 2004-04-08
I am the developer of the Mini Rex rabbit and I want to correct some mis-information you are publishing on this website. The Mini Rex is the direct result of the crossing of a Black Dwarf Rex buck (imported from Holland in 1984 by Marylouise Cowan of Maine) with an undersized Lynx Rex doe. The first cross produced Mini Rex and through selective breeding, the breed was "invented". The crossing of a Netherland Dwarf and a Rex was done in Holland by the developer of the Dwarf Rex and was many generations away from having the true Rex fur.

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  • Kelly Gipson - 2013-10-03
    Ms. Berryhill, my name is Kelly and I live in Oklahoma, south of OKC. I rescued my first bunny 8 years ago and fell head over heels for bunnies. My second bunny, Sophie, is a mini Rex and is 7 years old now. I just acquired two 6 week old black male minis. What is the best way to take care of my 7 year old girl who is spayed? And my new babies? Is it better that they be neutered and at what age? I know there is a lot of articles on care. But you developed the breed and must know more than anyone. I want to take care of them the best I can. Thank you so very much! Kelly Gipson kellygipson08@aol.com
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Marie - 2012-07-22
Hi Charlie sorry to bother youu again. I have the beautiful Holland Lop Bunny she is about 5 to 7 mos old. We went on vacation for a week and left her with family friends who raised bunnies she was well taken care of and I wrote down her whole schedule. We picked her up yesterday and she won't let us hold her and If we do she's biting like crazy and peeing and pooping like crazy on us. This is not normally what she does to us peeing yes. Does she just have to get use to these surrounding again and us or could there be something wrong? We did bring back a lot of gifts for her. Also I have bought her many rope chew toys and she ends up eating them. We tried the Apple wood sticks and other bunny wood toys she won't bite them. Please help Thank You Charlie Have a Great DAY Marie

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-22
    Hi  how's it going.  Sounds like your little one has come into puberty - a teenager with hormonal problems.  She would have achieved puberty around this age regardless of where she was but the scent of other bunnies/babies and boys is a definite signal.  One teen is fine but a bunch together gets interesting.  I would suggest that you have your bunny spayed for best pet results.  Hormonal problems just no fun.  Probably nothing wrong but is it possible that she could be pregnant?  Stuff happens but otherwise just puberty.  Enjoy - fun isn't it.  Daughter came to my house with her favorite bunny and so did my grandson.  Two different breeds and they had fun and they had babies.  I got blamed for this and I didn't do it.
  • Marie - 2012-07-23
    Thank You so much Charlie. I am having trouble finding and exotic pet vet. The one she goes to can care for her but he is not a exotic vet. I live in NY so I am still looking for referrals I dont want to take her just to anyone. Charlie I was told that is shortens her life if we have her spayed is that true because she is our baby and part of our family. It scares me at the thought of having her put under I have fears something bad will happen and me and my daughter cannot handle this. You r all so funny about your daughters bunnies I would say that got along great LOL!!!!!!!:)))) Thank YOU Marie
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-23
    Hi again.  To the best of my knowledge and have been told that spaying lengthens the life of a bunny.  Now whether getting pregnant shortens the life so spaying lenghthens it, I am not sure.  Yes, it is hard to find a vet that does exotics and actually one that does it and just didn't take a course for the weekend.  You might try contacting Fish and Game or Animal Control as they might know (usually do) a good vet.  Good luck -  and enjoy.
  • Marie - 2012-07-24
    Thank You Charlie one more question does Bunnies see and what do they see outline, black and white etc.. Snow loves watching the Yankee game she will sit and watch the whole thing on my husband lap or mine or my daughter. She also likes watching certain shows I dont know weather its the colors or movement but we are curiuos??? Thanks Again Charlie
  • Rebecca Bartels - 2013-09-24
    When I go on vacation, I leave my Holland lop at my house, but have someone come over twice a day to bunny sit (make sure he has food, water, hay, clean litter box, and his daily greens). since he is house trained (no cage or hut, just roams around the house freely).  Every time I come home, he is extremely mad at me.  He will hop around thumping and growling, dumping his food and hay all over the place.  After a few days of being back, he is back to his normal self.
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Kristin Peterson - 2012-04-27
I just have to comment! That bunny that is in the picture is a Himi Netherland Dwarf not a Himalayan rabbit!

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jennifer anne johansen - 2013-09-06
I just recently took in two very beautiful, stunning, well behaved rescue rabbits. They are both black, not very big in size. When google searching what breed they might be the closest picturre I could find that looks like them is a black havana. Looks the same and weighs the same. Really wish I could get a second opinion.

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Roxana - 2013-09-03
I just lost my dear Zumba, a beautiful holland lop bunny... I put her outside for 1 hour, it wasn't too hot and it was kind of breezy, so when I came back she was gone... I'm so sad but I'm thinking to get another bunny. I'm just wondering why she died?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-03
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Its so sad to loose a good friend that holds your heart. We wish you all the best and another bunny is definitely an option.
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sherryp - 2013-08-22
I have a Holland lop, his stool has been loose off and on for two weeks. His fur is white but his legs and down by his tail is brown. How can I get his fur back white again? I have given him a bath once a week and let him soak but it didn't help.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-22
    Is it diarrhea? If it's diarrhea you will want to clear that up first. Keep the cage very clean and give very few fresh greens until the stools are looking more solid. Continue giving him baths as well. Hope that helps!
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Stiffin71 - 2013-08-21
I'm gonna eat mine :)

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tracy - 2013-08-15
I just bought 2 eight week old Holland lop bunnies. Their ears are not floppy. The person I purchased them from informed to start pinching their ears, is that correct? It seems cruel to me. Thank-you

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-22
    No, there is no need to pinch their ears if they are true lops! Their ears will flop over all on their own! They may be less floppy when they are younger, but by the time they are full grown, their ears will be exactly as they were meant to be.
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