Animal Stories - Dutch Rabbits

Animal-World Information about: Dutch Rabbits

   Dutch Rabbits are small colorful bunnies with a great disposition. They are an excellent pet choice for children and make a great first bunny!
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Kumquat - 2011-07-31
My 3 year old dutch rabbit Eddie just died! It was really sad, he was probably the nicest rabbit ever not to mention brave. He would love to be held and pet and he was great with kids. He would jump into my arms when I opened his cage and I would sometimes hand feed him cheetos. Just last year when I let him run in his pen in our back yard when I was gone a hawk came down and snatched him up. He was struggling and eventually fell, he had a giant gash on his neck and an ulcer on his eye everyone thought he wouldn't make it, even the doctors, but my Eddie made it! He died 7-21-11 from my plott hound Sophie who chased him in 100 degrees and he eventually had a heart attack :( I miss him! I also have another dutch Bonnie (black and white and 2 years old) Willow (tan and white less than a year) and willow has 4 babies Pancake, Squirt, Sugar, and Pippi (pip).
A white lionhead named Maisy who has 3 babies which are a dutch and lionhead mix named Pepe, Romeo, and Humpfrey (is that how you spell it?).

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-01
    You have a houseful.
  • Imogen - 2011-09-03
    I'm very sorry to say your rabbit just died. Mine died in June and he was a really soft white rabbit called Peter. I'd had him since I was 6. I've had him a few years, more than half my life and he got cancer and we had to put him to sleep because he was in pain and suffering. We had some great times together-rabbits make great pets. Eddie sounds so nice-oh my gosh how awful! I miss my rabbit loads too, but I'm glad you have some more. Rabbits are amazing pets and I highly recommend them to everyone :)
Sam Coe - 2012-02-26
Well my Dutch rabbit Domino a Doe she is pregant by her boyfriend Checkers the buck who is a Dutch too. I put her in the birth cage which is for who my rabbits are pregnant go in so I was feeding her her pellets and when I picked up her food bowl she ran over to it and bit it also when I was giving her her slices of apple ( she gets treats every Sunday ) so I did that and I set her slice down and she went over to my hand and pawed it a little bit can you please answer me I really worried ????????????????

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  • Sadie Cannady - 2012-06-12
    Well, my rabbit, Alice she was pregenet and we didnt know, but she started getting so mean, and she just had her babies at 2:12 pm and we finally realized she was being so mean becauuse she was pregnant, I hope this helps(:
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-26
    I don't understand the question.
  • Erin - 2012-03-01
    Sam, Was she possibly in labor or did she have her babies shortly after she was acting funny? Sometimes my does will act funny. Sometimes aggressive or extra lovey and sometimes they don't want to be touched.
christina - 2003-11-22
My bunny, Abby, is well natured and very friendly. A bunny is a blessing, especially Dutch. They have great personalities, and love people. They can eat and be messy, but they are made like that. They are great pets. If you have a bunny {Especially Dutch} you are an angel, and to your rabbit, you are a blessing.

maria - 2005-08-09
the dutch rabbit is the best pet that we could have ever owned! my nephew has cerebral palsy and they are really great with him and as well as he is with them!

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  • Sarah - 2012-04-19
    Yes the dutches are so sweet. Ours a bonded pair love to sit with you that's sunny. They will lick my husband and sit on his knee and watch tv so sweet. We also have 2 mini lops they are a bit bigger really! 1 retired Easter bunny a Flemish giant Bruce. 1 Netherlands dwarf Oliver. The bunnies are all liter trained and live in the house. They are awesome Pets for a family. I so enjoy sitting with the bigger 3 and holding the smaller 3 . Bunnies do require care feeding water bottle, change litter pan ,grooming,and lots of loving . They are wonderful pets .
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!
Sarah B. - 2012-07-01
I will be getting a rabbit in the fall and want to be prepared. What do I need to do to make it feel at home?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-01
    Get the safe housing and area set up before you bring your bunny home.  Have the litter by the safe housing (some say cage) or inside the fenced area.  Make sure he has a little bed area and I'd place a t-shirt (something old you have worn but not washed) inside his little bed so he has your scent to sleep with.  Let him get used to you - just sit down on the floor and let him come to you - it might take a day or so but he will come to you.  Be real gentle when you pick him up, making sure you have your arm under his entire body so he doesn't feel like he will fall and then place him in your lap.  Have food and water availble.  Let him accilmate to his new environment with all the new (and scary to him) sounds and smells.  Go slow.  I would read articles on bunny care and talk to the breeder.  The more you know the easier it will be for your bunny and you.
Ashlyn Gurda - 2011-11-24
Hey there. So recently my 2 year old dutch rabbit died. He was the cutest thing ever and he loved to cuddle. My boyfriend and I absolutely fell in love with the breed of rabbit and we are looking to adopt two baby dutch rabbits. Yet we have had no luck at all finding a breeder in the area. Can anyone help us? We live in the Chicago area but we are willing to travel a little bit to find these rabbits. Any info please email me at : please and thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Try calling any rabbit breeder in the Chicago area. Craigs list, newspaper. Breeders are the best souce of knowing where other breeders are located. I am sorry about your bunny cuz it is hard. You can also look for another 'type' of bunny - lops are a lot of fun but try looking for any breeder. Welcome I am from Chicago.
  • Ashlyn Gurda - 2011-11-29
    I've hunted the internet for breeders I could call. I have had a lop before she was incredibly mean. And Craigslist had nothing. :[ And we're pretty set on the dutch breed.
  • Sam Coe - 2012-02-26
    Why don't you look on websites that are selling rabbits or go to a animal shelter ?
  • Bonnie - 2012-04-27
    We got our dutch rabbit from a breeder out in the Coal City, IL (south suburb of Chicago). We also live in the southwest suburbs. His name is Richard Gehr . Good luck.
Christina - 2012-04-13
I have a nine week old Dutch Rabbit named Ceaser. What things do they love to eat and play with?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-14
    Toilet paper or paper towel rolls, pig pong ball, parrot toys, handkerchief on top of head and go peek, just have fun.
Pam Gibbons - 2011-10-02
I have a young female dutch rabbit. can someone tell me the life span of this breed??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    The life span for the Dutch, on an average, is between 5 - 8 years. However, it is not uncommong for them to live to 10 years and some have been reported to live to 15 years. Enjoy them and they are your compnaion for quite awhile.
  • serena - 2012-03-27
    Where and how did you get a mini rex rabbit cause I need one really bad?
Leanne - 2011-05-13
My dutch black and white male is just ten weeks old and called Pudding. We took him for his first injection this morning and he did really well. He lives in the house with me and loves nothing better that running in and out of tunnel I make him and following me around wherever I go. He is a real pleasure to be around and I love him very much :-)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-13
    That is a cute name and I am glad he did well with his shots. Bunnies are so soft and lovable. I am glad you love your little friend.
  • Kumquat - 2011-07-31
    God those rabbits are super cute!