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Flemish Giant Rabbit

Family: Leporidae Flemish Giant RabbitOryctolagus cuniculusPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy Ashley Patrice Spivey
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Hi, I'm from joburg south africa, wana know how can I get hold off the breeders of german gaint rabbits.if any one can help me plz leave me a email, thanx.  jean jacobs

   The Flemish Giant Rabbit can be quite large, even when it's not stretched out in a leisurely pose!

   If you're looking for a gentle giant, you can't go wrong with the Flemish Giant Rabbit. Their large size might seem intimidating, but they are quite calm and sweet natured. This rabbit makes a great pet. Its personality has been compared to that of the most gentle of dog breeds. Flemish Giants usually get along very well with other pets too.

   The Flemish Giant is the largest rabbit breed in existence. These loyal pets thrive on attention, and they are gentle and mellow enough to be trusted with children. However its large size means it is not an ideal pet for small children. Small children could injure themselves or the rabbit when attempting to pick it up. But it is great for older children who can handle it properly.

For more information about Rabbits and their care see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Rabbit

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Lagomorpha
  • Family: Leporidae
  • Genus: Oryctolagus
  • Species: cuniculus
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Background:    The origins of Flemish Giants is somewhat uncertain, but the breed was refined in Europe. The large rabbits of Flanders may have been bred with giant Patagonia Rabbits from the Argentine Republic. This breed was often used for food, but eventually became popular as a pet as well. They were brought to the United States in the early 1900's.

Description:    Flemish Giant adults weigh over 13 pounds, and sometimes as much as 22 pounds. They have long, well built bodies and rounded rumps. Their ears are long and erect, and their heads broad.

Color differences:    Flemish Giant Rabbits come in a variety of colors including black, blue, fawn, light gray, sandy, steel gray, and white. Patchy coats are not as desirable as those with more even colors.

Availability    Prices for Flemish Giant Rabbits run about $50 for pet quality, and up to $150 for show quality. They are easy to find online, and it's likely that you will be able to find a breeder in your local area.

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Lastest Animal Stories on Flemish Giant Rabbit

jean jacobs - 2014-02-05
Hi, I'm from joburg south africa, wana know how can I get hold off the breeders of german gaint rabbits.if any one can help me plz leave me a email, thanx.

  • Hannes Groenewald - 2014-04-03
    Did you get hold of breeders in South africa? I am also looking for breeders if you can help.
jamara sampson - 2011-09-21

  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-21
    Ca you even believe it? I was shocked, dumb founded and couldn't believe what I was seeing. These things are huge. When a bunny can go five feet and my human is five feet - makes me want to order one up. I know she'd love it as just her size.
Hope - 2013-08-01
My name is Hope and I have a silver doe and a black and white coloured buck. They make my life great, the doe was named Immaculate and the buck Prudence. They are so big just like a six month old baby.

Anonymous - 2011-11-16
We have a giant, he is a great big HUG!

  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-17
    I just think those guys are great. Love to hug one.
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-18
    I have a flemish gaint rabbit and he is a great pet, and up 2 20lbs. He is 7 months old
  • Irene Low - 2012-03-26
    Hi, I am living in Singapore, and have 2 champagne d'argent. Am interested to get one giant flemish. Does the farm where you got your giant, import to Singapore. What is the cost of one?
  • JOHN VERNON - 2012-09-29
    Singapore is not a suitable place for such an animal. It is far to hot with very high humidity and also you would need to have a large property which is not common in singapore. It could be quite inhumane to keep flemish giants in such conditions. Differing opinions sought and welcomed.
Carly - 2012-04-27
I have a giant flemish rabbit and he just gets along great with my neices and nephews, he is also very friendly with my cats, which I may add he towers over. He is an albino giant flemish rabbit and his eyes go extremely red when he is happy.

  • Erin - 2012-06-10
    He sounds just beautiful! I have a blue doe and a silver doe! I love their personalities! I laugh when I have mine outside thinking how they are bigger than a cat or small dog.

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