American Fuzzy Lop
The Fuzzy Lop, Fuzzy, AFLFamily: LeporidaeOryctolagus cuniculusPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy Arifa Khursheed
The American Fuzzy Lop rabbit is a snuggly little bunny that reminds us of a teddy bear!
The American Fuzzy Lops generally have wonderful personalities and like many of the lop rabbits, they love to be cuddled! They have wonderful personalities and are also great for showing. They are furry and cute and can be very loving and affectionate.
This bunny is considered a good first rabbit for new owners. Both males and females are very sweet and make excellent pets though females can sometimes be a bit more shy and skittish. Females can especially be nervous with loud noises and fast movements.
True to their name they do have long fuzzy coats. They will need some regular grooming, generally once a week for an adult. Babies will need grooming more often until they get their adult coats at about six months.
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"Percy is the sweetest and most trusting bunny I have ever met! My favorite thing about Percy (besides her sweetie personality) are her HUGE feet!"...Arifa
For more information about Rabbits and their care see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Rabbit
Background: The American Fuzzy Lop originated from the Holland Lop. There are a couple of suggestions as to how this bred developed. One idea is that this a genetic fault in the Holland Lop where occasionally a long haired Holland Lop results. Another idea is that an occasional long haired Holland Lop is a result of much earlier breeding attempts between the Holland Lop and the Angora, so some Holland Lops could be carrying the the necessary gene to produce long hair. Either way, long haired Holland Lops were bred together to create the American Fuzzy Lop which became a recognized breed in 1988.
Color differences: The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits come in a variety of colors and patterns. Several groups of colors include: agouti, broken, pointed white, self, shaded and solid. There are 19 recognized show colors.