Animal Stories - Holland Lop Rabbits


Animal-World Information about: Holland Lop Rabbits

   The cute Holland Lop is a delightful bunny, with adorable floppy ears!
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Hannah - 2014-02-14
My four year old white holland lop (with blue eyes) passed away about three weeks ago. Her name was Bella! I got her when I was ten and she has been such a joy over the years. I would walk home from school and I would go through my backyard to her hutch and pet her and cuddle her. She was always there for me and I was so sad that she left me so early. She had become thin over a short period of time so we decided to take her to the vet. They told us to give her some medicine and we did because maybe it was an infection (something about the stomach because she wasn't pooping). About a week later she wasn't doing any better so my mom was going to take her to the vet with my dad. I spent a lot of time with her over that week and cuddled her whenever I got the chance. I knew she was in pain and my parents went to the vet without me but told me there was a high chance that she would have to be euthanized because she was suffering (she could barely walk anymore:( ) I was so upset and didn't realize it was the end so I didn't say a full goodbye and that was it. She is gone forever and I miss her so much. I want her back so bad and every time I go outside by her hutch I cry. She wasn't like any other rabbit because she loved to be held and cuddled and loved to eat and play and run around in the grass and she was the cutest rabbit ever! I looked up so many times how old they would live and I was absolutely positive she would live up to at least eight years old because she was so healthy! I guess it never turned out that way and I miss her like crazy. R.I.P Bella

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-02-14
    I'm so sorry to hear about your bunny. That is very sad, but at least she isn't hurting anymore. I'm glad you got a good 4 years with her!
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Erm - 2013-12-05
I was wondering if you might be able to help me. My 3yr. old Holland lop has runny eyes. It has been going on for about a month and seems to have gotten worse. They are getting goopy. Plus looks like she is starting to lose some hair in the corner of her eyes. Is this normal due to the cold and the heater on? She is a house bunny. Is there something I can do to stop the runny eyes? Thank you for any help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Runny eyes are a signal that a visit to a veterinarian is in order. Rabbits are generally healthy but can be prone to eye problems, often a bacterial infection or sometimes 'snuffles', which is a respiratory problem. For any eye problems, it is best to take it to a vet for diagnosis and treatment.
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Marie - 2012-07-22
Hi Charlie sorry to bother youu again. I have the beautiful Holland Lop Bunny she is about 5 to 7 mos old. We went on vacation for a week and left her with family friends who raised bunnies she was well taken care of and I wrote down her whole schedule. We picked her up yesterday and she won't let us hold her and If we do she's biting like crazy and peeing and pooping like crazy on us. This is not normally what she does to us peeing yes. Does she just have to get use to these surrounding again and us or could there be something wrong? We did bring back a lot of gifts for her. Also I have bought her many rope chew toys and she ends up eating them. We tried the Apple wood sticks and other bunny wood toys she won't bite them. Please help Thank You Charlie Have a Great DAY Marie

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-22
    Hi  how's it going.  Sounds like your little one has come into puberty - a teenager with hormonal problems.  She would have achieved puberty around this age regardless of where she was but the scent of other bunnies/babies and boys is a definite signal.  One teen is fine but a bunch together gets interesting.  I would suggest that you have your bunny spayed for best pet results.  Hormonal problems just no fun.  Probably nothing wrong but is it possible that she could be pregnant?  Stuff happens but otherwise just puberty.  Enjoy - fun isn't it.  Daughter came to my house with her favorite bunny and so did my grandson.  Two different breeds and they had fun and they had babies.  I got blamed for this and I didn't do it.
  • Marie - 2012-07-23
    Thank You so much Charlie. I am having trouble finding and exotic pet vet. The one she goes to can care for her but he is not a exotic vet. I live in NY so I am still looking for referrals I dont want to take her just to anyone. Charlie I was told that is shortens her life if we have her spayed is that true because she is our baby and part of our family. It scares me at the thought of having her put under I have fears something bad will happen and me and my daughter cannot handle this. You r all so funny about your daughters bunnies I would say that got along great LOL!!!!!!!:)))) Thank YOU Marie
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-23
    Hi again.  To the best of my knowledge and have been told that spaying lengthens the life of a bunny.  Now whether getting pregnant shortens the life so spaying lenghthens it, I am not sure.  Yes, it is hard to find a vet that does exotics and actually one that does it and just didn't take a course for the weekend.  You might try contacting Fish and Game or Animal Control as they might know (usually do) a good vet.  Good luck -  and enjoy.
  • Marie - 2012-07-24
    Thank You Charlie one more question does Bunnies see and what do they see outline, black and white etc.. Snow loves watching the Yankee game she will sit and watch the whole thing on my husband lap or mine or my daughter. She also likes watching certain shows I dont know weather its the colors or movement but we are curiuos??? Thanks Again Charlie
  • Rebecca Bartels - 2013-09-24
    When I go on vacation, I leave my Holland lop at my house, but have someone come over twice a day to bunny sit (make sure he has food, water, hay, clean litter box, and his daily greens). since he is house trained (no cage or hut, just roams around the house freely).  Every time I come home, he is extremely mad at me.  He will hop around thumping and growling, dumping his food and hay all over the place.  After a few days of being back, he is back to his normal self.
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Roxana - 2013-09-03
I just lost my dear Zumba, a beautiful holland lop bunny... I put her outside for 1 hour, it wasn't too hot and it was kind of breezy, so when I came back she was gone... I'm so sad but I'm thinking to get another bunny. I'm just wondering why she died?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-03
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Its so sad to loose a good friend that holds your heart. We wish you all the best and another bunny is definitely an option.
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sherryp - 2013-08-22
I have a Holland lop, his stool has been loose off and on for two weeks. His fur is white but his legs and down by his tail is brown. How can I get his fur back white again? I have given him a bath once a week and let him soak but it didn't help.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-22
    Is it diarrhea? If it's diarrhea you will want to clear that up first. Keep the cage very clean and give very few fresh greens until the stools are looking more solid. Continue giving him baths as well. Hope that helps!
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tracy - 2013-08-15
I just bought 2 eight week old Holland lop bunnies. Their ears are not floppy. The person I purchased them from informed to start pinching their ears, is that correct? It seems cruel to me. Thank-you

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-22
    No, there is no need to pinch their ears if they are true lops! Their ears will flop over all on their own! They may be less floppy when they are younger, but by the time they are full grown, their ears will be exactly as they were meant to be.
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Marie - 2013-07-30
Hi: My name is Marie we have a beautiful Holland Lop Male Bunny, he is a little over a year old. He has been wonderful to us. He followed us around the house and played tag with us, let us hold him, hug him and kiss him. He was extremely loveable, never went to bite or lunge at us. But we went on vacation and left him with very good family friends who knew how to take care of bunnies since they had them previously. I failed to mention he has the run of our apartment and is extremely spoiled with lots of toys etc. When I left him with friends I made a schedule out of what he does and told them if they were leaving him in the basement to leave a light on and always give him a lot of attention because this is what he is used to. Well he has been home over a week now and will not let us pick him up, play with him, he runs from us as though he has been abused, will not play with us like he normally does. It's as though we have a totally different bunny and it is scaring us. I called the vet he told me to give him 2 weeks and see what happens, that bunnies hold grudges. But something does not seem right, how do we tell if our baby has been abused in ANY WAY????? PLEASE HELP US WE ARE CRYING OUR EYES OUT OVER THIS THIS IS OUR BABY....... THANK YOU.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-31
    I'm so sorry about your bunny. :( Did you find out from the people who watched him if anything happened? One thing that comes to my mind is the possibility of a young child (or anyone really) accidentally dropping the rabbit and tramatizing or hurting him. Is he still eating well and does it appear that he is moving around without problems? If a leg was hurt he would probably be limping. I hope the vet is right and it just takes some time for your little guy to readjust.
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Lara - 2003-12-20
Just read Danielles message and my holland-lop Ginger also passed away this summer and miss her so much. She was the guard rabbit of the back yard, kept the cats off her grass or should I say flower beds
Miss her so much have raised a few lops and are all great animals should have large hutches to stretch out in.
To all the Holland Lop lovers the best for your future!

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  • Anonymous - 2013-07-07
    I am so sorry.
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Katelyn - 2013-07-01
Hey there! I need some advice I'm going to be getting a Holland Lop soon and I'm wondering if it would be okay to get one that is like 3 years old instead of getting a baby one? And if you guys have any advice for me please comment below I would appreciate it!

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  • Angelica - 2013-07-03
    You are better off with a baby. They will know you and trust you when you get them young. I got my Holland Lop when he was only 6 weeks (most breeders recommend 8 weeks) and he is awesome. He comes when I call him, he is potty trained, he can lay on the couch next to me. The best pet ever. Get your lop young and give them a lot of attention and they will be your best friend.
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robert - 2013-04-28
Hi I had a lop ear bunny name dora-chan. She was eating fine everyday even on the day she died. She died suddenly, she was rolling and kicking and her eyes were rolling too, and her legs went stiff. I took her to the vet and they say it was an ear problem and it went to her brain . The vet gave us some med, we took the rabbit home and she died 15 min later. We had the rabbit for 5 years. We don't understand what might have happened because she was so healthy and happy. In the 5 years we had her she ever got sick. Do you have any ideas what might have happened.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-28
    So sorry to hear about your bunny. Sounds like she was well cared for and loved, but sometimes illnesses happen, even in the best of situations. My deepest regrets for your loss, and warm regards.
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