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Gemma - 2008-11-10
I've had mine for quite a long time now. He's called Jasper, he's 3 this November 08 and he's castor brown. My experience with him has been lovely and I recommend all you guys out there on getting one. They feel like velvet and I sometimes watch eastenders with him on my lap :D haha. He sometimes bites my clothes when I'm not looking, but overall he's a generally relaxed bunny. We keep him indoors because he's not neutered and we feel it's healthier for him because he's out of the damp. You may need to get them a new chew toy every say, 6 months, because they do love chewing which is good for their teeth. Their eye lashes can get quite long and so can their claws so always keep nail cutters handy ;). I love Jasper and I always will. They like to have little holes to go in like their burrows in the wild. They're a bit like dogs because they have the same affection. Anyway .. hope you get one :p

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  • Anne - 2011-01-06
    I've raised rabbits for about 4 years now and 2 of my rabbits did the same thing. The first one was a lop and on thanksgiving weekend we brought them inside and we found it doing the same thing and it died. When we went to the vet to get the rabbit's check-up, we told the vet about our rabbit and he said the first thing you need to know about rabbits is that rabbits can kick so hard that they can break their backs. Our other rabbit that was a mini rex and on the second day we got it. It was dragging its feet and it died because it broke its back.
  • S. - 2013-02-05
    Always use proper holding technique when handling your rabbit. Support the lower back with one hand and underneath the front feet with the other. NEVER allow the rabbit to kick against a surface while forcibly being held---the feet should face away from you when picking up the rabbit. Rabbits do not like being restrained, so only do so when you have to pick him/her up. When petting the rabbit, place him/her in your lap and allow them to sit unrestrained. The best way to pet the rabbit in your lap is to let them go there on their own.
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Indy & cappicino - 2007-10-09
This year my bunny got very sick and we didnt know why. We thought she might have lead poisoning from an old chair she chewed, thank goodness she didn't. we took her to a vet and found out we were feeding her the wrong food. Just incase you dont know, you are supposed to feed rabbits timithy hay, not pellets as they are just treats. Some symptoms of a bad diet are: small rabbit dropping, not urinating, loss of hair, no appitite, not very active, and licking furniture.
She got sick in July but didnt show symptoms until September.
Now my bunny is great and healthy once again. She is now almost one and i am very glad that she is ok. I didnt write this to be a show off and tell you i know every thing, i wrote it for your bunnies health. So if you are a first time mini rex owner treat them like horses.


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  • S. - 2013-02-05
    Actually, a good-quality alfalfa and timothy-hay-based rabbit pellet SHOULD be fed to a rabbit in unlimited amounts up until one year of age. After that, they should receive pellets based on their weight as a nutritional supplement, timothy-hay based pellets only. For example, an adult Mini-Rex at 5 pounds max. should receive about 1/8th cup daily.
  • S. - 2013-02-05
    Of course, you should always provide timothy-hay in unlimited amounts as well.
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Trudie - 2013-01-26
I am living in South Africa and have 3 bags of good quality white angora fur to sell but I don't know where to start. I have been on the internet but could'nt find any buyers to contact.

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Jamie - 2013-01-21
My husband and I took our kids and dogs to a park and we found a English Spot bunny too scared to move. We now have him and have given him a wonderful home. I can say that he is very sweet loves to be around us and our 3 kids. He loves to run around with our 2 ferrets and our cats. If anyone is looking into getting a bunny a English Spot is a great one to get. I would love to add another one so Lucky wouldn't be the only one

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Julie - 2010-03-30
My little hotot (Pancakes) does not ever want to be held or picked up. Is this normal?

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  • Annie - 2010-04-01
    Generally when a rabbit matures and hormones start kicking in they become stand offish or irritable, maybe even showing aggressive tendancies. One way to help resolve this issue would be to have your rabbit spayed or neutered (it takes alot of research to find a good rabbit vet in most locations that will do a spay/neuter and especially at a reasonable price so check your local shelter or rabbit rescues for recommendations). The other possibility is that your rabbit has issues with the way its being handled or it feels that its personal space (generally being its cage or litter box) is being encroached upon by humans or other animals. Researching rabbit behavior and learning to read your rabbits "body language", modifying your behavior and adjusting things around your home to appease your rabbit will better your relationship. Also, does your rabbit have an ample supply of toys to help de-stress? Rabbits may stress over minor daily activities like humans or animals coming in and out of the home or being noisey and they simply need something to preoccupy their minds with and play is just a great source of relaxation for a rabbit. Make sure your rabbit has plenty of toys and boxes to dig around in that are its personal "things" and not used by other animals (or humans). Good luck!
  • Anonymous - 2010-10-17
    No this is not normal it is probably because it wasn't handled from a young age which can result in that. There are other reasons look it up I bet you'll find something!
  • anonamys - 2011-04-10
    I would suggest working with him every day like when you change his food try and let him smell your hand or something just try and let him getr used to you and then try holdiong him
  • Anonymous - 2011-08-24
    my bunny doesn't like to be held much either
  • faith - 2012-12-23
    I just adopted a hotot and I've taked him out of his cage but he just hops back in. Should i be worried? I leave the cage open hoping he would come out. He leans out but doesn't come out
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Stacy - 2004-01-13
Hi, I had a black and white dutch and he was the most friendly rabbit that I have ever met. He was very social and loved people and our dog very much. If you ever want a pet rabbit, definitely choose a dutch rabbit, a male if you can. They are much more friendly than the females. Mine lived to be 10 years old. They make fantastic pets!!

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Danielle - 2006-01-25
hiya there. I have a light brown dutch rabbit ans she is so cute. She always licks me and my family and she licks my dads socks. She is so so so sweet. Her name is lady short for marmelade. She runs around my garden and when i come in from school she runs up to sniff me. Also, when my dad is in the garden gardening, Lady follows him around and once my dad was looking at what he had to do next and lady was sitting next to him looking as well and it was so so so so so cute.
She has a black stripe going across her back, shes very different from the other dutch rabbits. She loves everyone!

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Jinx - 2013-01-17
I have a havana rabbit. He is the best thing that ever happened to me. He lives to be pet and loves kisses, but he also loves having his own alone time. I love him so much. His name is rhino. Because when I bought him they gave him to me in a box that had rhino on it. He is perfect and beautiful.

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kathy - 2008-12-12
I am trying to find a Dwarf Hotot Rabbit my email address is kathy.davis@aaocpa.com. I live in Charleston SC but am willig to travel

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  • Kristin - 2010-03-03
    I know this was written a few years ago and you probably already have what you were looking for. However, there is a great breeder who carries dwarf hotot bunnies in Gastonia, NC. www.hippityhoppartiesandmore.com We bought my daughter's hotot there and he's great!
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Jacque - 2011-05-21
My bunny (taz) eats everything...what should they not eat...he loves oatmeal but its the oatmeal we eat....is that ok?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-21
    I believe a bunny can eat pretty much anything you eat as long as it is nutricious. A whole lot of sugar or salt isn't good. The rabbit pellets provide a nutricious diet and are geared to do that. If you wish than a few pieces of vegetable (obviously carrot) or maybe a little piece of fruit. These little guys only need 1/4 cup pellets a day but they will eat anything and everything so just don't overdoo it. They do love oats though so that is probably why they love the oatmeal. Just a little - they aren't very big.
  • Anonymous - 2011-08-24
    My rabbit has had a nibble of cliff bar(with no chocolate) and a frosted flake! She also likes our baseboards! I hope your rabbit doesn't like baseboards
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