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Old 12-04-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
 
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Does anyone know the name of the breed of rabbits that stay small? I really want one for Christmas.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:53 PM   #2
 
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Netherland Dwarf and Miniature Lops.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
 
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Are you prepared for a pet that will chew everything in sight and poop all over the place? Rabbits have a physiological need to chew and they will chew whatever they can get their overgrown teeth on.

And sorry I don't know the name of the breed you're looking for, but have you tried googling it?
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:54 PM   #4
 
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Small Rabbit Breeds

Small rabbits are generaly considered to be under 2.5kg when they are full grown. Just because a rabbit is small does not mean that it will fit better in to a small hutch. Small bunny's still need plenty of space to live. If your bunny's going to be a house bunny, you'll need to be extra careful about spotting the places they could squeeze into to find something chewable.

Small breeds include:

Netherland Dwarf - These are one of the smallest breeds of rabbits usually weighing just over 1kg. They can be lots of different colours and have short upright ears.

Lion Head - These are a newer breed of rabbit, they have a long (approx. 3inch) manes around their face and rest of their hair is short. Their mane needs regular brushing to prevent matts. Caring for Long Haired Rabbit Breeds

Mini Lop - They weigh 1.5-2kg

Dwarf Lop - These weigh 2-2.5kg, and have ears that come to just below the chin.

Dutch - These are quite a popular breed of bunny, also fairly small weighing 2-2.5kg. They are white across the shoulders and have a white blaze (stripe) down their nose with colour from the waist down, around the eyes and upright coloured ears.
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Lionheads are great!!! I have two and love my little bebes! They are full grown and aren't more than 3 - 3 1/4 pounds each!
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Thank you guys for the info. I know rabbits are a lot of hard work but I REALLY want want one. I am going to try to convince my mother to get me one and have her or my cousin take care of it for me while I'm at school (they don't allow rabbits in the dorm)...I pretty sure she'll say no and tell me to get one when I have my own place...
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I am rather partial to the minirex. They average 3-4 pounds, not quite as small as the ND but MUCH sweeter (yes, that's a generalization and I have owned and bred both so I am speaking from some experience). No experience with lion heads, but I think they are adorable. Lops are usually sweet. And I think rabbits make awesome pets and they can usually be litterbox trained so they don't necessarily poop all over. Chewing can be a problem, but it can be managed.

I hope you manage to get a bunny :-) I think you'd find it to be a very entertaining and affectionate pet.
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Thank you guys for the info. I know rabbits are a lot of hard work but I REALLY want want one. I am going to try to convince my mother to get me one and have her or my cousin take care of it for me while I'm at school (they don't allow rabbits in the dorm)...I pretty sure she'll say no and tell me to get one when I have my own place...
Aw, as much as I want you to have a rabbit (we used to raise mini lops) as they are a great addition to any household, it isn't really fair for you to want to have a rabbit part time. You should wait until you can be fully responsible for it to get one.
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