Animal Stories - English Spot Rabbit


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  The English Spot Rabbit is prized for its beauty and graceful appearance!
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John T. - 2011-10-25
Our family inherited an Engilsh Spot rabbit a few months ago. I built a pen for her outside up off the ground about for feet. I built walls on hinges so they can fold down and a solid roof. My question is, should I put in a heat lamp for her because tempature can go down to high 20's to low 30's. Is there anyone out there that can answer my question. I've looked on a lot of websites and no answer yet. Thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-26
    Yes, put a heat lamp in. That is cold. You can place the lamp so it doesn't hit the entire area but one end of it so your bunny can move around to a place where the heat from the lamp is comfortable for them.
  • :) - 2014-03-26
    I would put a heat lamp in, just in case. My rabbit doesn't seem to be affected by the cold and happily runs about in 20-30 degrees celsius. I let my rabbit spend his evenings inside the house where it's warm. He changes completely when he's inside. He changes from the energetic, curious rabbit to the relaxed, sleepy, affectionate rabbit. It's adorable!
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Kendra - 2008-07-04
These Rabbits look very cool and I love the spot designs on them!

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  • Hev - 2011-05-01
    Same here, they're so loving and nice sounding, I want one.
  • Jillian - 2011-12-04
    Well, yes they are. I have a 2 year old English Spot named Violet, and she is adorable. :) She loves to dig a hole right underneath our Butterfly bush in our backyard, and also enjoys snow. Some of them aren't very playful or like to jump. They also LOVE to destroy newspaper and cardboard. It would be best to get your bunny a wicker house, a LOT of chew toys, and put a blanket in it. Also, they are extremely fast runners. She is over-weight though, so if you know what I could do about that, please comment on this. Thanks. :)
  • Becca - 2012-05-09
    Just gradually start feeding less and less pellets, until your bun is kept on a hay based diet. Remember, this must be very gradual. If your bun starts to lose weight, that's great! If you want, you can slowly introduce the pellets again once she's normal weight again, but you can also just keep her on hay. Hope it helped!
  • Becca - 2012-05-09
    Oh I almost forgot, if you get your rabbit back on pellets, make sure you are feeding less than before, because this is probably why your bun became overweight in the first place. Also make sure the pellets you are feeding her are low in carbon (about 5%) and high in fiber (about 15%-20%)
  • :) - 2014-03-26
    Also, it's easier to stop an English Spot from getting overweight than many other breeds of rabbits the same size. English Spots also love jumping around and running. They are slender in body shape and beautiful. Uh oh. I'm sounding like my english teacher. Anyway, English Spots are the best and I have one myself. I don't know what I would do without him.
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:) - 2014-03-26
I got my English Spot rabbit about 4 months ago and I adore him. We found him in a park and he was already litter trained. His markings are absolutely beautiful and I have no doubt he is a show worthy rabbit but I prefer to have him just as a pet. He's sweet, affectionate, adorable, playful, beautiful, cheeky, loyal and a cunning escape artist. English Spot rabbits make great companions and I recommend getting one. They can be a bit feisty for little kids but 9 years and above would be a good age for kids. English Spots need lots of attention and you don't need to bathe them much because they like to clean themselves. English Spots are the best. I'll love you forever Knuffle Bunny. (my mum named my rabbit before I knew we had him)

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:) - 2014-03-26
I have an English Spot rabbit because we found him in a park nibbling at some grass. He had owners before us but they didn't want him (I don't know how it's possible not to want my bunny!) and they had him litter trained for us. I have learned lots from my rabbit and I have studied English Spots so ask me any questions you may have about them and their behaviours, what they eat, etc. Reply with any questions you may have or stories about your rabbit or small habits your rabbit might have (I like learning new things so I can take care of my rabbit better). Thanks everyone.

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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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Kelly Bullington Koch - 2011-10-20
What would happen if my E-spotted rabbit maitted with a Rex?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-20
    Some might look like dad and some might look like mom but most would look like a cross breed between the two. You'd have a very soft, dense coated sorta spotted or patterned baby bunnies. They should be adorable.
  • Becca - 2012-05-09
    I would expect 25% Rex, 25% English spots, and 50% mixed. However, you cannot show them even if they are the correct markings, because the ARBA states that your bin must be a pedigree, which means you must be able to trace back your buns history three generations, all the same breed. Lastly, if you ever bred your marked buns, (let's say you wanted to breed your Rex mix) their babies might actually look like an English spot, because they are carriers of their other parents trait.
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Ashley Wilson - 2012-09-28
I am trying to breed my english spot and I need to know exactly how much it would cost to breed her to my standard rex?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-28
    Not sure what you mean about cost, as you own both the rabbits. A breeder may be able to answer your questions best. You could check with the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
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Vivianne Greene - 2012-10-16
Wow. This rabbit in the picture is one of the most beautifully proportioned rabbits I've seen. So elegant. I love the spots on it! They are definitely very handsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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linzi - 2011-05-20
I have a bunny, she is very energetic, but doesn't seem to like jumping. Do you think she is a English spot rabbit???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-20
    The English Spot Rabbits are known for their love of running and jumping. Does she look like an English Spot. Not all spots jump. What did they tell you when you got her? It doesn't make a lot of difference as long as you love her and she loves you.
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mamasaurus - 2009-01-27
We've had our english spot, annabelle, for about 6 months. We got her for free and we had no idea what on earth she was until we got into 4-H. She's not quite show quality but she's our pet and that's all that matters. She is wonderful with my kids (7yr old and a 9 month old) and really enjoys our dogs and cats. She is extremely curious which just adds so much to her personality. We just recently got her a bunny friend and we are still in the process of introducing them to each other, although they seem to do really well together. The only bad thing about her is that she is really active so until my 7 yr old gets a little older and gets more experience with her, we will just be showing our guinea pig at shows for now. But, for anybody considering one, if nothing else, their entertainment factor alone will keep you busy for a long time!

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