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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Lin - 2011-10-03
I have a 13 week old, gray lop eared and dutch bunny :). I have had it for about 2weeks because I got him at my local church. First , we bought him a water bottle for bunnies and he doesn't drink any of the water. Why is that?? Second he pees a lot, does that mean he has become ill. Third we take him outside and he eats the grass, is that healthy for him?? Fourth how do I properly clean him, can I use a blow dryer to dry him off or is that bad, is there speacial shampoo I need to put on him??

Please answer my questions because i have been so curious these past 2 weeks. :)
~-Deuces-~ xD

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    Bunnies are sorta self cleaning machines like cats. They lick their paws and then groom themselves, keeping themselves very clean. You should brush your bunny at least once a week to remove excess fur as you don't want fur balls or any intestinal obstruction. Just brush him. You do not have to bath them and they probably wouldn't like it much.Bunnies eat grass. Rabbits are herbivores. In their natural environment they eat large quantities of leaves and grasses, and occasionally eat flowers, fruits, and vegetables, especially if they are in your garden. In order to take the very best care of your rabbit their diet in your home should include grass hay and green foods. A variety of grass hay such as timothy, oat, rye, alfalfa should be available at all times. A cup of vegetables for every two pounds your rabbit weighs should also be fed per day. Fruits such as berries, apples, peppers and carrots can be fed as treats or used in training but sparingly about a couple of tablespoons per day for each two pounds your rabbit weighs is plenty. Pellets are used but not great as they need the hay and veggies. Pellets are primarily for industrial to promote rapid growth.
    Now you say he is peeing a lot but not drinking water. He is probably drinking and you just don't see him. But just in case show your bunny the water bottle and put water on your finger from the bottle and then on your bunnies tongue. Do that several times to make sure the bunny knows there is water there. Always check the water bottle as they do get stuck and your bunny would get dehydrated without water. If he is peeing a lot, he has to be drinking. Or he could be playing with the bottle.
  • weezer - 2011-10-08
    i had a mini lop for 8 years and he did not like the bottle. Also the food dish loose in his cage would be dumped (playfully) so I bought parrot dishes that attach to the cage. he lapped up the water like a cat and i could clean it more often. Definately do not bathe the rabbit . pees alot ?? I always changed his litter box daily. I used the recycled news litter. The cage I had lifted out of a bottom tray that I could line with newspaper for cleanliness. Inside his cage I could stuff with timmy hay(no alfalfa ) and grass mats so his feet were not on wire. He was allowed out of his cage while we were home. Most important remove access to all electrical wires and sockets. I covered them with plastic milk cartons taped to the wall. if your house gets hot in the summer freese water bottles and put it into a sock so he can lay against it. I didnt let my rabbit outside in the grass (never found a body leash that fit) there are too many fleas thay can pick up.
Beckii - 2011-09-16
Our family just got a 6 week old male Holland lop, and we have some questions.... We have noticed that he sometimes when he goes to releave himself he leaves behind a milky yellowish fluid..... Is this normal? And What is it?

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    karla - 2011-08-04
    I have a holland lop that I rescued and I named him holland because he was abandoned at a gas station near my dads job and the person just left poor holland with his cage and a pet carrier and proof of vaccination... At that time I didn't know the different breeds of rabbits so I named him Holland untill a week later I noticed that he was a holland lop and he is the sweetest bunny and he follows me everywhere and snuggles with me :)

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-05
      That is so lucky for your. Glad for you.
    Raye - 2011-08-04
    I am going to be getting a holland lop soon!!! I am sooo excited!! I have gotten oodles of information from this site!! Thanks everyone! :)

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-04
    david - 2011-07-04
    I had a holland lop for 14 years I got 2 rabbit at same time and one lasted 7 years and snowball 14 years. He was super friendly and could get in and the cage by himself untill he got old. He just died in my arms. I don't find another one that can live that long again. Rabbits are great they don't make much noise. You might here the rabbit drink water and thats it. I miss my rabbit snowball. from david mississaga ont canada

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-05
      I am sorry. It is hard when your pet family goes. All a person can do is get another one - but it doesn't have to be the same kind. You can get another breed (or the same) and love it just as much. I am sorry though.
    • Bailey Welshans - 2011-07-06
      Hi! I was wondering if you are still looking for a holland. I have a very sweet buck you might be interested in. He is 2 1/2 and has already been a dad for me and hoping to be another one. He is a tort {black}. He is $25 pet only. Email me for any questions!
    • Bailey Welshans - 2011-07-06
      Sorry, the email address I sent you with the last comment was an error. The real one is
    • Anonymous - 2011-07-31
      So sad... My Dutch rabbit Eddie just died :(
    Zack - 2011-07-12
    I have a holland lop named Mr.Bunny, but I think it's a girl.;)

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-13
      Mr. Bunny is a cute name and I would just keep it. I had a girl dog and I named her BEN.
    momma of 5 - 2011-05-15
    I am wondering I just got 2 holland lops. 1 of them doesn't really have floppy ears. They tend to stay up like a regular bunny. It is the same color, size, same kind of fur. Can this happen and it is still a lop? I know alot about mini rex we used to raise them. Don't know a lot about Holland lops. If anyone can tell me I'dd appreciate it. My daughters first year in 4h she won best of breed with one of our babies we had. Thank you

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-16
      Some ears on a Lop don't flop for up to 6 months sometimes even later. Also, some lops have very small ears and the ears don't completely flop. I wouldn't be too concerned about it yet as they are both pretty young - correct?
    • david - 2011-07-04
      I've have had a holland lop rabbit for 14 years. I know 7 years is normal. I had 2 and one lived only 7 and the other 14. He was snowball. He was very friendly rabbit. He'd kiss you like a dog and he just died in my arms. He was a-great rabbit. I want to get a new rabbit - a holland lop but I don't know if will live for 14 years again. David
    • Bailey Welshans - 2011-07-06
      Yes, it is possible to have floating ears, like wings.They are called airplane ears. I have a holland lop that has airplane ears. If you show that holland you will not get marked down for it. A special technique you could use is taping quarters to his/hers ears for a couple hours. His/hers ears might not stay down but it is something to try!
    frankie - 2011-05-22
    My lop is nammed waffles:) I love her soo much.

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-23
      That is a great name. It sounds like she is very precious to you. Just enjoy her and give her a hug for me. OK?
    Emily - 2011-05-14
    I have a Holland Loop Ear Rabitt named Romeo .

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-14
      That is a great name. Wish I thought of it.
    Sheila - 2006-11-10
    I have 2 Holland lops--Chestnut and Twinky. Their personalities are so different! Chestnut is sweet and cuddly while Twinky is very independent and ornery. I adore them both. Chestnut loves to eat and would bounce around as soon as I enter the room while Twinky would be busy "chinning" and owning everything. For hairballs, I try to feed my rabbits a handful of timothy hay everyday to promote good digestion and I prefer papaya as treats which I give in moderation just like carrots (usually 2x a week) for any fruit is rich in sugar. Papaya extract is known to help rid hairballs. I give them a tablespoonful of whole wheat grains or old-fashioned oatmeal and sunflower seeds for their coat about 3x a week. They have the softest fur comparable even to Coco, my darling mini-rex. If handled regularly at an early age, rabbits can be very pleasant, interesting, low-maintenance, lovable pets.

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    • Emily - 2011-05-14
      I only have one holland loop ear rabbit named Romeo. He is very loving and cuddly . He is a brown loving bunny . People , get a Holland Loop Ear! ! !