Animal Stories - Holland Lop Rabbits

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   The cute Holland Lop is a delightful bunny, with adorable floppy ears!
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tammy - 2013-02-20
Help please. I had an adorable broken black lop (family member)who died a month ago. Can't get any answers why. He had mushy poop, so i gave him a bath (have many times). He went flat. would not raise his head. Then called the vet. She didn't know (@!* what?) We took him in kitchen and he ate a carrot and water through dropper. Have it on video. He seemed fine. Then 7hrs later had him in towel all night (afraid to let him down) he shook and died in my arms. I was shocked. Didn't take him to ER cause I thought he was fine after eating. Please HELP, so confused. Lots of crying and lots of guilt. 8+ yrs old.So depressed, i can't stop thinking about him...

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  • Mckenzie Snyder - 2013-04-02
    I am really sorry to hear about your loss ): my bunny Moo died almost like this but he was only three. All I can say, what I think happened is maybe old age ... rabbits hide their illnesses because in the wild if a predator knows they are sick they will eat them. And if your bunny was outside fliess could have come and and if your bunny had a dirty bottom flies can lay eggs on them and once they hatch they can eat your bunnies insides out (known as a fly strike).  I know it sounds horrible but it can happen.... I'm again very sorry for you ):
  • Annie - 2013-04-05
    I'm sorry to hear that. But first you should know that it's not wise to give lop a bath, because they're so vulnerable and easy to catch cold. And then for bunnies, they can't eat carrots or vegetables cause it's difficult for them to digest and maybe will get enteritis. If you want your lop live longer, you should feed him on alfalfa and as much water as you can. (cold boiled water) As you mentioned that he had mushy poop, there are a lot of possibilities. You'd better take him to the hospital. Finally wish him to live better in a lop planet.
  • tammy - 2013-04-10
    Thank you Mckenzie and Annie for your response and sympathy. Our bunnies are so much a part of our families. I am still so depressed about Bunnybuns since it's spring. We usually let him run around the yard and dig and play with about 7 balls. Holland lops seem to have alot in common. everyone loves them soooo much. I can't find another yet. The black and white are hard to find. I know what i will and wont do after Bunnybuns. We were all so attached to that little guy. I need to find another one soon or i will go nuts...thanks again for your kind words.
Laura - 2003-12-17
I ve just brought two holland lops. Maisie is about a week older than my other rabbit Dash. Named Dash for a reason! They are the cutest rabbits I ve seen. I took Maisie for a walk down the street and one lady thought it was a dog.

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  • Annie - 2013-04-05
    Remember to separate them in different cages. It's better for them .:D
cathy - 2013-01-03
I have a four-year old mini rex named Coco and am thinking about getting a baby Holland lop. Coco was not too happy when another girl mini rex came for a week while her family was on vacation. She wouldn't even look at the other bunny. Do you have any suggestions for introducing Coco to a baby lop - and vice versa. I would like to get a female Holland lop as Coco isn't neutered and would also like to know how to tell - for sure! - that the Holland lop is a she when she's still a very young.

Amber - 2011-04-19
I have a Holland Lop bunnny and his name is flopsy.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-19
    That is a cute name.
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-02
    Awesome name where did you get that from I haven't heard it very much!!!!! COOL!!!!!!
sylvia - 2012-08-05
I think I have a Holland Lop rabbit because he looks exactly like the picture on this website. But our rabbit is not a miniture. He weighs about 12 pounds. Could he be a larger version of the Holland Lop rabbit?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-05
    There are many different breeds of Lops but the Holland Lop is tiny and goes about 3 - 4 pounds.  Yours weighing in a 12 pounds is a little larger.  Many of the Lops do look alike and basically it is size, length of the ear, body etc that makes for diferent breeds.  If you go to and enter 'lop rabbit images' you will see a whole bunch of different lop breeds and possibly be able to pick yours out.  Remember, the various breeds come in different colors or patterns. 
  • suzanne - 2012-12-05
    We have a 9mo lop rabbit name Sadie, we think she is a Holland Lop. She weighs 9lbs. She looks like the pictures as well.
  • Erin - 2012-12-06
    Mini Lops do look like Holland Lops. They are both really sweet. The big difference is that Hollands have a dwarf gene so they are the smallest breed of lops. Next is the Mini Lop. Many people say that Mini Lops are the smallest, excluding the Hollands because they are a dwarf breed. I recently got a call to take a Holland and the picture looked like he could be, but when I got him, he weighed about 7 or 8 pounds so I knew just by his size that he is a Mini Lop. Sweet boy just like my Hollands, but he is definitely not a dwarf.
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-02
    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) :) :) :) :)
Marie - 2012-05-14
Hi My name is Marie and I have a Holland Lop Bunny about 3 months old and my daughter is sick can the bunny get sick from us. Because we love to hold her and she kisses us and we kiss her. Also my bunny eats its own poop is that normal. I am taking the Bunny to the vet on Friday to get her claws cut and get checked and he owns a Holland Lop Bunny so I have alot of questions to ask of him. Thank You

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-14
    Most diseases are species specific and don't cross from a human to a turtle or turtle to bird etc. There are a few exceptions such as rabies but rare. So I doubt your daughter can catch anything from your lop. Yes, it is normal for a bunny to eat its poop - provides some sort of additional nutrition. Your vet should be able to answer all your questions and alleviate concern. Just enjoy.
  • Marie - 2012-05-16
    Thank You Charlie again for helping us out I take her to the vet on Friday. I wrote all our questions down so I hope this will help us. :)
Britt - 2011-11-06
Well, I really would like to get a Holland Lop. But a young one. The only problem is I cannot find any breeders. I live in Iowa. Does anyone know of any breeders near Des Moines?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-07
    Try calling any rabbit breeder. There should be some listed in the newspaper - or even an animal shelter. You can ask if they know of a Holland Lop breeder near your area.
  • Ainslee - 2011-12-13
    If you haven't found one yet, try Under member resources there's a find a breeder section. Don't know if there's any in your area, but these are all reputable breeders.
  • Erin - 2012-02-12
    Hi Britt, I live in Northwest Iowa. My daughters and I have Holland Lop and Mini Lop babies. They were born about a week ago. If you are still looking for a bunny feel free to email me at
  • Kristin Peterson - 2012-04-27
    I raise and show Holland lops I have some available the prices are $30 on up depending on the quality of the rabbit. I also have mini lops and french lops available. You can email me at I am located 20 miles north of Ames.
  • hannah - 2012-06-18
    Well I know one in Illinois but that probably won't help much. Sorry. I want one too but I'm not sure if she has any
Kathy - 2012-05-03
I'm getting a little 6 week old blue holland dwarf lop tomorrow. How to get a heads up on the litter training. I hope to train him to be a service bunny. Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Wish me luck.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-04
    I believe the easest way to litter train a bunny is to place the bunny in a small room (ie laundry room)where you will most likely set up the litter. Spread papers around and when he goes take the paper and crinkle it up and put the litter where the bunny just went with the crinkled up paper inside thelitter (along with the litter). You can then gradually move the litter to where you want it - but just like 6 inches at a time.
hannah - 2012-06-18
Any holland lop breeders in chicago or the south suburbs? They are just the apple of my eye!:)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-28
    Easiest way to look is to go to or and enter Holland Lop Breeders + Chicago.  You can also try Holland Lop Breeders Society and they usually have a list of breeders.
Hannah the honey bunny - 2012-06-18
Hey I'm searching for a perfect bunny in the chi town area. I've got quite a few that caught my eye like: Holland lop(fav of all) Mini lop Netherland dwarf Jersey wooly Lion head Dwarf hotot

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  • Hannah the honey bunny - 2012-06-21
    actullay not the wooly
  • Marie - 2012-06-29
    We have a beautiful 4 to 5 month old Holland Lop Bunny this is the best domesic bunny you can have they are wonderful with children and you can train them. Our Bunny is so lovable and loves to give kisses on demand and for no reason, at all she thinks she is a cat and loves to be held and will fall asleep on you for hours at a time. She is part of our family and we truly love her and do not regret the decision on getting her. She is also very easy to care for and is very clean and if you are allergic to cats you will not be allergic to her because I am highly allergic to cats and she does not bother me at all. Please think about getting a Holland Lop Bunny. You will be sooo Happy!!! :))))