Animal Stories - Mini Lop Rabbits

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   The Mini Lop Rabbit has adorable droopy ears, making it look sweet and even a bit comical!
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Erica - 2012-02-01
I have a mini lop that is about 2 months old. I've had him for about a month now and love him to death! I carry him with me everywhere and give him lots of affection. He's so loving and so far doesn't mind being held. Here in the past week or two he's started this thing where he will nibble on the carpet and other things around the house. I live in a apartment so he really doesn't go outside much. Because of this I let him run around a lot for exercise. I've tried buying him a few toys but he doesn't seem interested in them. Anyone have some ideas? I want to keep letting him run around but I can't do that if he's chewing on the furniture etc.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-02
    I don't believe you can stop a bunny from chewing - they need a safe area for when you can't supervise.
  • Erin - 2012-02-12
    Our bunnies like toilet paper tubes and boxes. We have one that loves cereal boxes. I have heard of people making a whole play area for them out of things that are ok for them to chew on and are sturdy enough to play on. Their teeth are always growing and need to be able to keep them worn down. Timothy hay is also good. They love to chew on it and it keeps their teeth down. It also provides many benefits to their diet and digestion.
  • Kristin Peterson - 2012-04-27
    A woodblock is a great thing to have for them to chew on! I give my rabbits special toys that are made for rabbits that are big balls with bells in them.
  • mybunnyisbuzz - 2014-11-21
    I have a mini lop who likes scrunched up paper.:-)
Laila - 2014-07-31
I'm thinking of getting a mini-lop rabbit. Any tips and comments on them?

Devin - 2014-06-02
I got two mini lops, they are 4 1/2 months old and are very skittish. They hate being held and don't want anything to do with us. They get along and play with our dog, but want nothing to do with humans. Is this normal behavior? How do I get them to come around we have had them for a month now.

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  • kristen - 2014-07-11
    well Devin this is not very common but my rabbit Lilly was like that until I started spending lots of time with them maybe they will like that forever but spend more time with them and treat them while you pet them and such I really hope this works for you!!
sarah - 2013-04-18
I really would like a mini lop or holland lop, but I have two dogs. I couldn't imagine them hurting the bunny, but I wouldn't want to take any chances. Plus, it may be hard to keep the bunny outside and then inside during winter. What do I do?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-18
    You don't necessarily need to keep them outside at all. You could just provide a large enough cage to keep indoors and then let them have a certain play area outside of their cage on a daily basis. Just a thought.
  • ????? - 2014-01-08
    My bunnies usually stay in a cage except when I let them run around or cuddle them so you could keep them in a cage in a different room and when your dogs are out going for a walk or something you could let them run around.
Anonymous - 2003-12-07
i have a mini lop rabbit and he is so loyal, my other rabbits are not loyal at all! my mini lop likes to cuddle and will even walk on a leash!!! If i was looking for another pet i would get a nother mini lop!

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  • E.M. - 2013-02-23
    I am looking for a mini lop rabbit can't seem to locate one. Would you happen to know where I could get one? Thank you so much. Anxious to hear from you, E.M.
  • Candace Brittane Bruce - 2013-04-20
    get on to the ARBA web sight ( i think) and search for a local show in your area or you can even search for breeders in your area on there. go to show or contact a breeder. if you are just looking for a pet a mismarked one always shows up every now and then in a litter. these animals are likely to be healthier and actually the breed you are paying for than a pet store. alot of the time pet store rabbits are not what they say they are and being in the pet store is very stressful for them making them more likly to get sick. not sure where you are from but i am close to dayton ohio. i happen to have two for sale and one of them even knows how to use a litter boxbut only while she is in the cage. i have dogs so she is only out supervised so no real need for me to try to train her outside of her cage to use one lol. hope this helps
JANE - 2013-03-24
Do rabbits bite? What type rabbits are the best to be handled as pets?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-24
    Yes rabbits can bite. Especially if they are not handled regularly from the time they are babies. If you get a baby rabbit and handle him often he will more than likely grow up to be docile and friendly and you should have few, if any, problems with your rabbit biting. This is true of all rabbits, however some breeds are better for beginners and children because they don't get as large and sometimes have more gentle personalities. Some of these include the Mini-Lop Rabbit, the American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit, and the Dutch Rabbit.
Anonymous - 2011-06-17
I love mini lops.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
    They are adorable.
Faye - 2010-06-03
Hi, I used to have two lop eared rabbits, but they died, so i'm *hopefully* getting another once soon! I always kept my old ones in a hutch in the garage, with a big run outside that the bunnies could play in! But I'd really love to have them in the house! What I'd like to ask is, do they damage the furniture and poop all over the floor? Thanks! =]

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  • jess - 2010-07-03
    Hi faye , you can litter train rabbits very easily using a tray with some sawdust in it, my rabbits use it as a loo even if you move it around, they might try to nibble stuff though but if you just keep shooing them away when they nibble stuff with a command like a loud clap or saying no firmly they should get the idea make sure you rabbit proof all the wire so they cant electrocute themselves if you chew on a live wire. Good luck with your new rabbit hopefully :)
  • zach - 2010-07-16
    Not really the most damage they could do is like pee or scratch but they don't really pee a lot and we got a lop 2 days ago and it pooped 1 time the poop doesn't stick its a ball and easy to pick up.
  • Rabbit lover - 2010-07-20
    My neighbor used to have one and it chewed down the couch legs. You can train them to go "potty" in a litterbox. That's all I know of.
  • jacqui - 2010-09-08
    Rabbits don't usually use the bathroom outside of the cage especially if potty trained... rabbits are really fun! I also had a rabbit... now I have a new one!
  • Rosie - 2010-10-03
    We "adopted" a mini lop when she was about 6 months old. She is the light of our lives. We started her out in our mudroom and eventually let her rule the house. She is wonderful. We have had her for 2 years now. She doesn't damage the furniture and you can train them to leave the wires alone by shouting "no". They do understand, they are very smart animals and make fabulous pets. She is litter box trained (which is very easy to do), although sometimes she does leave a little present for us accidentally (small, round, hard poop balls) but it's very easy to clean up and is not messy! My big, tough husband gets on the ground with her and gives her kisses and she kisses back. Chanel is wonderful....we call her Nellie. Part of the family and she is so loving!
  • Sarah - 2010-12-31
    No they don't poop all over the floor IF you get them litter box trained. As long as you give the rabbits something to chew on, they won't damage the furniture. Good luck!
Amanda Hillier - 2003-12-17
I have several mini lops but I expecially like my little 3 week old broken black female. I raised her since she was 1 week old. She is fully lopped and is so cute. she follows me around and I have started to litter train her. I named her Muffin and recommend a mini lop to every one who likes cute adorable things. Mini Lops are very cute rabbits.

Loreli Baroldy - 2003-11-08
I just got a mini lop rabbit and he is so nice! I could just sit there and pet him all day. He is so calm. I love my bunny Panda. They are the best pets!