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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bef - 2011-02-01
I have a holland lop and his name is Ollie and wuv him very much!

Ann - 2011-01-09
I got a holland lop two years ago and her name is Chasta. She is so funny and cute.

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  • Ayline - 2011-01-27
    Can I know where did you guyz get such a cutie holland lop? email me @
Samantha - 2010-12-18
Just got mine today:) It's the cutest little thing and will let me hold him forever. He doesn't like to be lifted out of the cage but most rabbits don't:)

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  • Anonymous - 2011-01-07
    When you lift him, put one hand under his hind quarters right away. That gives him a sense of security.
Camila Vega - 2011-01-05
I'm researching on Holland Lops, I have been in love with them since my school got one and I am determined to learn all about them before I get myself one. I want to make sure it is the happiest it can be if I do get one. Camii <3

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  • Camila Vega - 2011-01-05
    I've got a some questions, are Holland Lops known to have a good temper, or a bad temper?
    And also how much in quantities should one feed a holland lop? Or how many times daily?
    Camii <33
Jeany - 2010-06-16

I'm looking for ANY help / tips re: 2 questions I have:

I recently brought an 11 week old Holland Lop bunny. Her name is Almond Joy. (Almond- b'cus she's got almond-coloured spots, and Joy- well,..b'cus she is a joy.) ...despite my 2 little problems, of course... =P

1st Q:

I've personally had her for about 3 wks. now, and she's doing great. However, the problem is that she is very skittish and afraid of people. She gets very scared if I or anyone picks her up (it's just me, my boyfriend, & sister) and a lot of the times, she urinates/ defecates when I do so. Please note that when we DO attempt to pick her up, we are very gentle in doing so. She seems very happy when she is playing by herself, but she doesn't like to be petted or played with for longer than a few seconds at a time. Is this a common situation, and if so, will she grow out of it?

(reason I ask, is because I've read several blogs about how they're playful, warm-natured and how they have pretty good temperaments...this breed, particularly). I just feel like my lop is very timid, and likes to isolate herself when I let her out of the cage. you can't pick her up otherwise, she starts kicking her feet all over the place. I'm lucky to even PET her. =(

2nd Q:

She defecates SO FREQUENTLY to the point where I would clean out her cage... and within 2-3 hours, (more or less) her bedding is FILLED with stool again. I have been having MAJOR difficulty litter training her (she goes both in and out of her cage). I have a litter box INSIDE her cage and sure, she does some of her business in there as well,...but not NEARLY as much as she goes inside the cage (on top of the bedding inside the cage) needless to say, the TRAILS she leaves when I let her run -n- play OUT of the cage. I mean it's EVERYWHERE! Every time! When I let her sit on my bed, you can expect her "marking her territory" within the first few minutes she's on it! All an all,...

Is this normal "bathroom" behavior for a baby Lop?
If so, what are the best methods in training?

FYI- When I bought her from her breeder,(3 wks. ago) I was informed she was a healthy 8 wk. old. I was informed that she has a pedigree and is in good health. She told me what her diet should consist of. She is currently eating:
ZuPreem brand "Nature's Promise" pellets made w/ Timothy hay,
and is also eating Timothy hay aside. w/ fresh water daily. and occasional snacks i.e., fresh bananas, apples, and some dried fruits as well.

So if ANYONE has advice or some knowledge in reference to my situation, please share some feedback! It would be appreciated. Thanks a Many Many Much!!

Oh... and Almond-Joy thanks you too!! =D

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  • Devon L. - 2010-07-17
    I have 3 grown holland lops and 4 6 week old holland lops and how I have gotten mine nice is by putting 1 at a time in a room with me and closing the door. Then I lay on the floor with a treat in my hand and ignore the rabbit. Eventually they will get bored and start coming up to you and once they do start to pet him do this every day till he is friendly.
  • tricia - 2010-08-14
    Bunnys usually hate picking up. When I picked my bunny up, he would always scratch me. Neutering or spaying bunnys help with both problems.
  • shane - 2010-08-31
    Rabbits are a prey animal and HATE being picked up. Their only defense is running, and when they are up in the air they panic (it might be a bird of prey). When they struggle they can scratch and twist and cause you to drop them. They can get badly injured this way as their muscles are way stronger than their bones. You have to use both hands, support them from the bottom and get them into a secure football hold right away. They will never "get used to it" to the point where they enjoy it but once on your lap they can sit quietly and like to be petted. Rabbits are just not as cuddly as they look! Gentle is not the key, FIRM is.
  • Sarah - 2010-12-29
    Okay, to question #2, you have to see where she goes to the bathroom. Like if she goes in a corner, put the litter box in THAT corner. Then she'll start going there.
Tracy - 2010-12-15
My Holland is 1 yr. and a Tortie Boy...the most lovable little boy ever!!

Anissa - 2010-10-30
I'm getting one tomorrow and I ca'nt wait, they're so cute and they look and seem really sweet.

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  • Anissa - 2010-12-07
    I have one now and he's soo cute and the sweetest thing ever!
caroline - 2010-12-07
I have a broken smoke pearl holland lop, he's the sweetest little guy. He's only bitten once and that's because someone pulled on his ears. He's a year old and I just love him. If you're thinking about getting a rabbit I suggest a holland lop.

Elena - 2010-11-26
I have a Blue holland lop! xD

andrew - 2010-11-16
I can't stop thinking about this weekend I'm getting a Holland lop I already have a betta goldfish and hamster.

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  • anna - 2010-11-19
    I am so excited my cousin has a holland lop bunny and so I am gathering information for her for a school project.