Lets Meet Little Bundles Of Fluff - Mini Lop Bunny!

Lets Meet Little Bundles Of Fluff - Mini Lop Bunny!

Written By: Binita Published In: Other-Blog Created Date: 2017-11-30 Hits: 4201 Comment: 0

Mini lops are one of the most good-nature and adorable rabbits on the planet. Whilst these little bundles of fluff are a tempting present for young children, it is important to note that rabbits require a great deal of care and understanding for many years to come. It is therefore recommended that you research the breed to the best of your ability before bringing home your new rabbit. You will soon find the joys of owning one of these very special creatures can be far greater than you had ever anticipated.

Characteristics:
Suitability For Children: The Dwarf Lop rabbit is suitable for both children and adults. They are best suited for children over 10 years of age, for younger children an adult should supervise the care and handling of the rabbit.
Character & Temperament: The Dwarf Lop rabbit is a good nature rabbit, they make very good pets.
Sleeping Habits: Rabbits are most active in the morning and at night; they generally sleep during the day.
Toys & Exercise: Rabbits need things to climb on, crawl through, dig and chew. It is possible to provide plenty to entertain this rabbit with using household items, such as toilet roll tubes and boxes. Several boxes can be put together with holes in them so the rabbit can go from box to box, just like being in a warren. Ramps can also be put against the boxes so the rabbit can climb up; they like to have a lookout post.

Size and Weight: The Dwarf Lop rabbit can weigh up to 2.4 kg. Many are small and weigh less than this.

Lifespan: On average the Dwarf Lop rabbit can live to 5 years or more.

Feeding: The mainstay of a rabbit’s diet should be large unlimited amounts of fresh hay, fresh fruit and vegetables, a well-balanced dry rabbit mix and plenty of clean water. Rabbits have quite delicate stomachs so when feeding fresh fruits and vegetables make sure they are added to the diet one vegetable at a time and eliminate specific varieties if they cause diarrhea. An earthenware bowl is the best type of feeding dish to use, as they are harder to knock over than the plastic ones, also they are not chew-able. A water bottle fixed to the outside of the cage, with the water tube going into the cage, ensures a fresh water supply is available.

Health and Care:
There are several health checks you need to carry out when owning a mini-lop rabbit. If your rabbit is going to live outside, or come into contact with animals that have been outside, you will need to worm your rabbit. Worming medication comes in a variety of forms. Your rabbit’s coat should be smooth and soft, and you should not be able to feel any bones or wounds on their bodies. Their eyes should be clean and bright, and there should be no discharge from either their nose or their eyes. There should be no faeces stuck to their bodies, and their nails and teeth should not be overly long or protruding. Their ears should be clean and free from any red marks or scabs, as these could be a sign of ear mites or infections.
If your rabbit is going to live outside, you should vaccinate him against Myxomatosis and Viral hemorrhagic disease (VHD). Both of these require annual boosters and can be administered by most vets. These diseases can be fatal to rabbits, so it is important to take care to prevent them.
Rabbits are very social creatures, so it is important that they receive a great deal of love and affection. It is unfair to keep a rabbit alone in his cage all day, and this will likely lead to behavioral and temperament problems. Make sure you get your rabbit from a well-respected shelter or a reputable breeder, as you will have a better idea of temperament and any health issues that may arise.

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