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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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I have a black and white dutch rabbit named George. George just celebrated his 11 th birthday with us. He now has severe osteoarthritis in his right front and hind leg. He falls alot but pushes himself. I have been giving him joint pills for dogs 2 times a day over the counter chewables by Hartz. I also rub and massage his legs when I come home from work and some days he seems to do well. His appetite is really good. He enjoys everything. He knows when he takes his pills to drink water after. All I do is say "George, Glucosamine Chondroitin" and he hobbles and eats it fast. He loves to sit in the living room and watch T.V. All you can do is to give them more attention and love when older and count each day you have them over a certain age as a blessing. Bunnies are the best.
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I hope George is doing well, I found a Dutch in a park and brought her home, she is very cute and useses her litter box, recently she has started play like rolling her body jumping in and out in her litter box and when she is in her large play pin she will lay in her litter box instead of her other bedding.Is this normal? She loves are two dogs & cat and the dogs love her two.She also is in the house alot and wathes T.V with us. We are really enjoying her. Any tips will help.
I'm glad to see that there are still people who realize animals are living beings too and that they deserve the same love, respect and consideration a human being receives and even more. Thank you Candee Gelo for being the way you are with your bunny George and the words you used to express yourself about him. Take care and blessings for you.
I am liking these comments! I am getting my very first Dutch in April, his name is going to be Pepsi! I am very excited about owning my first rabbit, but does anyone have any tip or advise?
Bun Bun just appeared in our back yard one day about four years ago. We tried to find his owner but no one claimed him. He was an unusual black/white dutch in that his face was solid black with a white spot on his nose. My wife had never wanted or had a pet before so we let him stay on our back porch. After getting attached to him we eventually brought him inside and bought him a cage but left the door open. My wife started calling him her baby and a special love developed between all of us including the grown children and grand-children. He was just like family. He was so loving and sweet and brougt a special joy to us all at just the right time. We had been going through one crisis after another and I know he was God sent. We can certainly relate to the owners of George. It was certainly one of the saddest days in our lives on Aug. 27, 2009 when we lost him after a couple says of sicknes. One of the best exotic vets in the area couldn't save him so God must have wanted him back for some reason. We buried him in about the same spot we first found him and had a special grave stone made with his picture etched on it. We keep a bright live plant next to him and it gives us both joy and sadness when we look out our kitchen window or set on the porch. The joy of having him in our lives for a season was certainly worth the sadness of missing him(and we do miss him so much). I'm not sure if and when we will get another rabbit but if and when we do it will be another Dutch. They are so sweet and gentel and would make a wonderful pet for anyone regardless of age. We love and miss our Bun Bun.
My George, who was 11 years 2 months, has now passed since my last comment. He was our whole world and we are devastated. We had to put him to sleep. The osteoarthritis started to effect his whole spime, he had a seizure and neurological damage. He did not eat and drink for almost 2 days. He knew it was his time. Our vet let us stay with him till the very end. We gave him the most important thing, love. Take care of your precious bunnies and they too will live a long and happy life. REST IN PEACE GEORGE. 8/14/1998 - 10/10/2009
NEW YORK CITY
I still have my Mr. Bunny... 5 years later, and he's still ticking. And, he still thinks he's a baby.. When he gets mad, he likes to thump his foot. He throws fits like a baby, and licks to lick my hand for attention. Still so sweet after all these years!
I just purchased Zena and she is just wonderful, one of the best rabbits I've had.
She loves to lay down and make herself comfortable on my desk or anywhere in my room. She chases my dog and LOVES to play, I consider her as another little dog of mine.
She's EXTREMELY smart, already knows several tricks like come, go back, get up, stand up, and turn around, and she's only aroound 11 weeks old.
She loves to be with me and just have a fun time <3
I've had a dutch rabbit for 7 years and it died just recently. I am so sad about it, he was a wonderful rabbit, my best friend, he was always so friendly and loving. He was black with a white stripe, brown eyes, so beautiful and behaved like a little dog, so clever.
Recently he couldn't eat anymore all of a sudden, and even though I brought him to the vet and gave him medication, he still died. It's so sad I couldn't save him, even worse that I didn't have anywhere to bury him. The vet didn't know what exactly was wrong with him. I will always keep only good memories of this wonderful friend and I hope to one day see him in heaven. Till then I will remember him with photos and videos and will never forget all the fun and wondeful moments I've had with him.
I could never replace him and getting another rabbit would just bring tears to my eyes again.
I love Zorro!
I have a Dutch rabbit named Zorro. He is wonderful! He seems to have bonded with me and loves when I talk to him. He comes to me if something frightens him. He likes to hop in my lap. When I first got him I really was not certain what to expect as I had never had a rabbit before. He is cute as can be. I have had him for 4 years now. He is friendly and litter box trained.
Adorable little fellow! I did social work for several years and would bring him with me. He has been well loved! Now he is retired :)
I had to comment due to the fact that there was another 22-year old Clare with a love of her Dutch bunnies (see entry below mine). Crazy.
I've had a couple rabbits, but my most recent, who passed away at age 8, Lilly, a tortise colored Dutch was the most darling. Many think that rabbits are anti-social or too high-strung to be truly good pets, however I have found if handled enough when they are young, rabbits can be caring, loyal, and very intelligent pets. I was able to teach my rabbit to come when her name was called and to do a few tricks. I am still convinced that my rabbit was better trained than my boyfriend's dog! : ) I still miss her ramming my leg with her nose repeatedly until I would pet her or pick her up, or licking my tears off my face (the salt) if I was crying. She is dearly missed, but I am VERY excited to be getting a new bunny now that I will finally be in an apartment that allows pets!
Hi. I have a dutch rabbit called fuzzy. He is a very nice rabbit to look after but he can get annoying sometimes. If someone can help me, I wonder if you can you tell me what signs the rabbit does and how I can calm him down, stop him from being naughty, and how I can make him love me more. Thanks