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tammy - 2013-02-20
Help please. I had an adorable broken black lop (family member)who died a month ago. Can't get any answers why. He had mushy poop, so i gave him a bath (have many times). He went flat. would not raise his head. Then called the vet. She didn't know (@!* what?) We took him in kitchen and he ate a carrot and water through dropper. Have it on video. He seemed fine. Then 7hrs later had him in towel all night (afraid to let him down) he shook and died in my arms. I was shocked. Didn't take him to ER cause I thought he was fine after eating. Please HELP, so confused. Lots of crying and lots of guilt. 8+ yrs old.So depressed, i can't stop thinking about him...

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  • Mckenzie Snyder - 2013-04-02
    I am really sorry to hear about your loss ): my bunny Moo died almost like this but he was only three. All I can say, what I think happened is maybe old age ... rabbits hide their illnesses because in the wild if a predator knows they are sick they will eat them. And if your bunny was outside fliess could have come and and if your bunny had a dirty bottom flies can lay eggs on them and once they hatch they can eat your bunnies insides out (known as a fly strike).  I know it sounds horrible but it can happen.... I'm again very sorry for you ):
  • Annie - 2013-04-05
    I'm sorry to hear that. But first you should know that it's not wise to give lop a bath, because they're so vulnerable and easy to catch cold. And then for bunnies, they can't eat carrots or vegetables cause it's difficult for them to digest and maybe will get enteritis. If you want your lop live longer, you should feed him on alfalfa and as much water as you can. (cold boiled water) As you mentioned that he had mushy poop, there are a lot of possibilities. You'd better take him to the hospital. Finally wish him to live better in a lop planet.
  • tammy - 2013-04-10
    Thank you Mckenzie and Annie for your response and sympathy. Our bunnies are so much a part of our families. I am still so depressed about Bunnybuns since it's spring. We usually let him run around the yard and dig and play with about 7 balls. Holland lops seem to have alot in common. everyone loves them soooo much. I can't find another yet. The black and white are hard to find. I know what i will and wont do after Bunnybuns. We were all so attached to that little guy. I need to find another one soon or i will go nuts...thanks again for your kind words.
Laura - 2003-12-17
I ve just brought two holland lops. Maisie is about a week older than my other rabbit Dash. Named Dash for a reason! They are the cutest rabbits I ve seen. I took Maisie for a walk down the street and one lady thought it was a dog.

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  • Annie - 2013-04-05
    Remember to separate them in different cages. It's better for them .:D
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Robert - 2005-09-17
I had a wonderful British Polish Rabbit. She died just a couple of days ago (2005-Sept-14). Her coloring was much like the one in the picture. She was prickly when I first got her and never loved being cuddle, but she was a wonderful pet: lively and full of spunk. I miss her so much.

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  • Jaimie-Leigh - 2013-04-03
    sorry but I totally agree about cuddling at first with mine you put her on your lap and she would squirm a little but now she's used to people just get them out more often. However don't give them a choice make the come out bust be gentle they will care less for you and trust you less.
Jaimie-Leigh - 2013-04-03
I have a rabbit that I wasn't quite sure about as the colours were different to any breed I had ever seen. then I came here and the people leaving comments were really helpful (saying what colours were) this helped a lot. Mine is brown and has a lot of fur, her (buttercups)ear almost turn black in winter but only the tips. she has some bits of fur which are white however you cant really see them as they hide under her brown. I am still searching for how much weight they should put on weekly and how much they are supposed to weigh though. Please can any of you help. otherwise though I have listened to many comments if they are any new viewers though if at first they don't like to be handled get them out more so they trust you more this will help you and your rabbit to bond. If at first your sure you are not sure at how to handle them look at the next page on the website otherwise I would suggest feeding them with a carrot so they can not bite you. soon they will not bite you when you put your hand underneath them. they are really good pets and if their are any parents on here this is the best rabbit it doesn't make much mess I would suggest if you have a big cage clean it out every 2 weeks if not clen every week.

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Nicole Goltowski - 2013-03-26
What's the difference between the hotot rabbit and the Netherland dwarf they look a lot a like

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-26
    A good indication is to look at the eyes. The eyes of the Dwarf Hotot look like they are wearing makeup. The eyes are surrounded with a thin band of black fur, known as 'eyebands' by rabbit judges. They are usually all white in body color, which helps make the eyebands stand out., though brown and black are accepted colors as well.  On Netherland Dwarf rabbits these eyebands are not found, and these rabbits also commonly found in a couple dozen different body colors.
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Nicole Goltowski - 2013-03-26
Hi my names Nicole and I'm looking for a new baby Netherland dwarf bunny I'm located in south eastern mi towards the monroe area I would like to purchase one ASAP but am having a really hard time finding one if you could help please send me a message to

kiersten - 2013-03-25
I'm looking for netherland dwarf rabbits for 20 dollars or less in the pickens county area in south carolina. Must be babies! Can anyone help me?

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JANE - 2013-03-24
Do rabbits bite? What type rabbits are the best to be handled as pets?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-24
    Yes rabbits can bite. Especially if they are not handled regularly from the time they are babies. If you get a baby rabbit and handle him often he will more than likely grow up to be docile and friendly and you should have few, if any, problems with your rabbit biting. This is true of all rabbits, however some breeds are better for beginners and children because they don't get as large and sometimes have more gentle personalities. Some of these include the Mini-Lop Rabbit, the American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit, and the Dutch Rabbit.
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angelina - 2013-03-22
I have Californian new Zealand mix and they have an ok amount of kits (babies), they have 4 to 5. The Californians have 8 to 10.

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Liz Guinivan - 2011-06-17
Why are they described as small breeds? They are huge compared to Dwarf Hotot, polish and netherland dwarfs, they are small breeds. Mine is huge and keeps growing and growing yet she's not even 4months! Mine will definately be NOT be small...she is the most gentle and docile creature though,love her to bits!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
    These guys have the best personalities and are great pets. They are considered small as usually just 2 1/2 to 4 pounds. Maybe you got a big one. Just love him and enjoy.
  • Liz Guinivan - 2011-06-23
    I agree, I love her to bits! Damn mine is definately huge. I am pretty definate she is purebred but I will have to look up some more rabbit breeds to see if maybe she is crossbred.
  • Deanna Burkart - 2011-07-07
    You could have a Californian instead. They have the same markings but get 8-10lbs.
  • Maddy - 2013-03-18
    I have a himalayan bunny and he is HUGE! He is like a cat. haha They are definitely not a small breed.

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