Animal Stories - Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

Animal-World Information about: Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

   These are the cutest rabbits one could imagine! They come in about 36 different varieties (more than any other breed!) all of which stay very small!
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nicole - 2004-02-21
i just got a Netherland Dwarf and they are sooo cute!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-28
    Yep, they are.
Bethany - 2004-04-10
I have a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit for about a week now and I think that they are better a better pet then a dog! They are so lovable and cute! They will just sit in your lap and go to sleep! I love my Netherland Rabbit!

emily - 2011-06-20
I noticed something new that my dwarf bunny does, and I have to say it worries me. My bunny was sitting in its cage and started vibrating/shaking and then fell over on its side in a laying down position. I want to know why my bunny started vibrating/shaking like that. Is my bunny sick or is that a way for it to cool itself if to hot? Please help.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-06-20
    Does he get back up and act normally afterwards, or does he stay down? Sometimes rabbits will shake to help cool themselves off - so definitely make sure he is not in an area that has extreme temperatures during any part of the day (either too hot or too cold). If he doesn't get back, there's a possibility it is more than just the temperature and he may be sick. I would take him to the vet if this continues to happen and other signs show up - such as him not eating, etc.
  • emily - 2011-06-20
    Yes, he did get back up afterwards, he laid there for a few seconds and his nose was still twitching so tha'ts how I knew he was okay. Could it be a seziure? I don't want to wake up one day and find my rabbit dead:( I tried looking it up on the web but nothing seemed to give me an answer. It just seemed like he was violently shaking...I dont know how else to explain it. He has already done this twice now.
  • Ron W - 2011-07-01
    We had a Dutch that would occasionally have what appeared to be seizures, but generally when we had a Christmas tree in the house. He would go into some sort of a trance and roll over on his side or back. Whenever I saw this happening I would right him, and after a short time he seemed to be normal again. This happened when he was younger and not when he got older. We lost him around 10 years, after he developed bone cancer around 9 and 1/2. Never had this issue with our ND, who we had for 15 years after the Dutch.
Bunny Love - 2009-04-17
I think that people are cruel for saying that the red-eyed Netherland Dwarfs are ugly and weired. I believe that it is all a figure of their imaginations. The world has taught people to assume that anything having to do with "red eyes" is demonic, but it is not. God created red-eyed bunnies just as he created blue and black eyed bunnies. They all deserve love and a home. I must admit, it was other people's comments and views that made me second guest having a red-eyed bunny. Then I had to realize, my bunny, my money my home and if they don't like it, then they are not invited to my home. It took me a while to become comfortable and feel at ease with my White, red-eyed Netherlands Dwarf Josiah.

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  • tabitha - 2012-07-06
    I have Himalayan netherland dwarf rabbits and I don't care what people say about their red-eyes I LOVE THEM !! Their eyes smile un- like other color eyes. I mean you can tell their mood with their red eyes. I know if my bunnies are happy or angry with me lol
  • Szinti - 2012-10-24
    Aw my email to Rachel just bounced!Rachel, if you're reiadng this, please get in touch for your free pattern! Here is the comment you left in July:can't wait to see what you do tomorrow! I want to see a tiny disapproving bunny. or maybe a tiny jabba the hutt. or a little mailbox. i know. you could do a tiny jar of lightning bugs.
Dutchess - 2012-10-24
Hi, my name is Dutchess, I'm a 1 year old netherland dwarf bunny and I keep scratching and biting at my neck right under my chin and my mom is getting very worried about this behavior and my health. I went to the vet for this issue before and got some medicine (which I hated to take) and it cleared up after a few weeks and new fur grew back, but now I'm at it again. What would you suggest my parents do to help me with this situation?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-24
    Hello, Dutchess andf I am sorry you just aren't 100% but I think you should have your parents take you back to the vet.  Medicine obviously hleped but have him throughly check to make sure no ingrown hairs or bites or other irritations that can be causing this.   You can also tel your parents they can give you a carrot or a couple of cheerios right after you take your medicine and that takes some of the yuk taste away.
Prenesh - 2012-08-20
Can I let my dwarf rabbit named Lincoln run around in the yard,will he run away also will noise affect them, your reply appreciated. Thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-21
    Noises he is not familar with will usually cause them to 'freeze in place' or run for the hills.  Yes, he will run away if he is not in some sort of enclosure.  He might get scared, might see another rabbit - anything - a new dog in the yard and he will run.  He wants to live and if he is outside, he needs a safe area there also.
jazzy - 2012-01-22
I need some help I got 3 rabbits yesterday and my doe she looks like she has a leg problem an also her nail came off an I'm just a little worried an shes show quality

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-22
    You may have to take her to the vet. But the first thing I would do is talk to the people you got them from. Tell them the condition and ask them what they know.
  • jazy - 2012-01-23
    Thank you very much.....
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-24
    Sounds like she might have gotten her foot caught on some wire or underneath something and that pulled out her nail and possibly splayed leg. I think you would know if the leg is broken as she wouldn't be moving it but if splayed, it should be wrapped as will be sore. If she isn't just fine in two days - vet is definitely called for unless you know how to rap it and for sure can tell, not broken.
  • jazy - 2012-01-24
    Well I just got her and so I don't know how her leg got hurt but I can rap it. Thank you for your help........
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-24
    I have a bunny too and his nail came off as well. I was very worried at first but then a friend told me she has a rabbit and said if it starts bleeding, your supposed to stuff it with corn starch! And, the leg problem, you probually want to get a vet to look at that. Hope i could help :)
  • Brandy Shukaitis - 2012-08-10
    I think it would be a good idea to go to the vet if it looks any worse in a day or 2. I would think the nail could get better on its own unless infected. But if it is show quality it can not be showed.
hailey - 2012-04-10
Can anyone tell me where to purchase a 6 week old netherland dwarf bunny? That would be 50 dollars or under?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-10
    Start locally and see if any breeders near you ---- or any breeders that know who is breeding the netherland dwarf. Look in the papers classifieds, talk to a pet store, look on Craigs list. Look up Netherland dwarf breeders on the Internet. You just have to get started and you will find one.
  • Nikki Maraman - 2012-04-10
    Hello Hailey, I do however we are located in Macon Georgia and I am not sure what shipping would cost. My bunnies have always been local pick up so I'm a little skittish about shipping a baby bunny.
  • Matt Geiger - 2012-04-29
    I have recently come across some netherland dwarf bunnies that would cost under your requested $$
  • Anonymous - 2012-08-08
    bunnys should still be drinking there moms milk!!!!
Linda - 2012-05-12
I am thinking of getting a neverland dwarf rabbit. Is it a good idea to get one or should I get two? Are they likely to get on together if I get two females. Will they still be friendley if I have two. Would appreciate advice on this.
Best regards.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-12
    Sure, two females get along just fine. Two males usually do not unless they are neutered. By getting two, they would have someone to be with you can't be there and they will still make a good companion for you. Of course the more time you spend with them, the more affectionate they are,
  • Alex Norman - 2012-05-22
    Do not put two males or two females together because they will fight. Have a female and a male that's what I have done but I got the male first and had him neutered and then got her and had her spayed when she was settled in and old enough.
Robin - 2012-03-20
I have a baby two weeks old one eye would not open. Today I was washing it to try and get it to open and puss came out and a lot of it. Can anyone tell me what to do for this.

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  • Anonymous - 2012-04-02
    i suggest that you send it straight to a vet immediately but choose your vet carefully. Not all vets are qualified to treat rabbits.