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Should We Get A Holland Lop or Mini Lop?

July 16, 2009 | By GypsyEyezNY | 5 comments

Hi everyone,
I am new to all this. I recently helped a lady nurse some baby wild bunnies that she found in her backyard. The mother was killed so I took 2 to help her. However, one was pretty sick and didn't move as much as the other. I spent hours nursing them with kitten milk and gave them Timothy Hay. Well, sadly one passed away yesterday and my 7 yr old found him. She was so upset. She cried alot because she helped me with them. I am now planning on giving the other one to a wild life rescue where they rehab it and release it back to the wild. I prefer to get my kids and I a domestic bunny which is more calm and actually like to be pet. I found a wonderful lady who has mini lops and holland lops. She explained the holland's were a little smaller in size. Which do you all prefer? I am looking for a calm and loving bunny who doesn't mind being pet and loved. I have researched and heard that lops are good with people and kids. I also heard that larger bunnies are better with kids. Is this true? I would appreciate any info you can provide. Thank you.
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Patti
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Patti
5 years ago

I agree with the previous comments. I, too, would like to encourage you to consider adopting a rescued rabbit. There are so many available who need good homes and would love to join your family. Most rescues will encourage, and perhaps require, you to spend a little time with potential rabbits to make the best choice for both you and the bunny. Many of these rabbits have come from people who have adopted from breeders and then simply got tired of their rabbit and dumped them - beautiful rabbits of all shapes, sizes, and personalities! You can go to petfinder.com and get an idea of bunnies available from shelters in your area. I would also like to emphasize that bunnies deserve a forever home. They are a joy, but also a committment to be taken just as seriously as any other pet. It's is really good that you have come on here to ask questions ahead of time!!!

Michelle R.
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Michelle R.
5 years ago

again Lela is right in saying that larger breeds are usually more calm with children. if you have the space (and only get a rabbit if you have enough space for one inside your home. aka not the garage) i would personally get a flemish giant. they are so great. they are kind of like couch potatoes. your kids probably couldnt pick one up. they are around 17 pounds! :) but i find them quite enjoyable. the bigger the better i say.

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