Havana Rabbit

Family: LeporidaePicture of "Hammer", a Chocolate (Brown) Havana RabbitOryctolagus cuniculusPhoto Courtesy: Southern Hares Rabbitry
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I have a black male Havana bunny his name is Magnum. He is so soft and very friendly and loveable. He shares his triple decker condo with his freind Maggie May. I'm... (more)  Kimberly A Kite

   If you want a really laid back, sweet, and calm bunny...the Havana Rabbit is the one for you!

PIcture of "Deva", a Black Havana Rabbit
"Deva" - Black Havana

   This bunny is a real beauty with its soft, shiny and rich colored fur coat. The Havana Rabbit is a very nice a nice show rabbit, but they are also generally considered to make excellent pets. They are one of the most well-rounded rabbits with a sweet docile personality.

  Havana Rabbits are calm and very laid back. These sweet tempered bunnies will quickly bond with their owners. They enjoy receiving attention and affection.

   Being on the smaller side of the medium sized rabbits, the quiet Havana rabbits need a minimal amount of space and they don't eat as much as the larger rabbits.

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:    Havana rabbits originated in Europe and were first bred in Holland in 1898. Though the actual original parentage is uncertain, it is known that they first showed up in the litter of a female Dutch Rabbit. Who the father was, however, is simply not known. They were introduce into the United States in 1916 and in Eastern Canada in the 1980's.

Description:    These guys are considered to be a medium breed rabbit and will weigh between 4.5 to 6.5 lbs. when full grown. They have a short, rounded body, fairly short upright ears and short soft dense fur that is easy to care for.

Color differences:
   The Havana rabbits color is very dark and intense as compared to most other breeds. The colors are Chocolate, Black, and Blue.

Lastest Animal Stories on Havana Rabbits

Kimberly A Kite - 2014-02-24
I have a black male Havana bunny his name is Magnum. He is so soft and very friendly and loveable. He shares his triple decker condo with his freind Maggie May. I'm not sure what breed she is but it was love at first sight with those two. Yes I got them both fixed. I wanted to let Maggie May have a litter of bunnies. But my boyfreind said no. They are both very spoiled bunnies. This is the first time I have had two at the same time. Maggie May kinda looks like a chinchilla. Does any one know what breed she might be? They're both soft and very playful and loving. Can't imagine life without them.

  • Clarice Brough - 2014-02-25
    There are so many mixes, that the only way to really find out is to trace her background, if you can.
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Jennie - 2008-11-06
I have a chocolate Havana and absolutely adore him! He's now a year and a half old and I couldn't be happier!

He is incredibly intelligent (I had to move his food because he learned to open the cabinet) and ALWAYS ready to play! If it makes noise he LOVES throwing it to me so that I can roll it back. The only drawback to having such a smart bunny is that if he's bored, he shows it by chewing! He needs new and stimulating toys every month or so. The only thing he doesn't get bored of are toys that make noise or ones I can hide treats in.

Havanas are such a sweet breed. I rub my little man's head until he falls asleep; sometimes he even snores!

I had a dwarf rabbit before, but nothing compares to these Havanas!

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rachrell - 2005-12-01
i have a rabbit and this web site told me everthing

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no tell - 2005-10-12
your rabbits are very nice looking i adore them

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Amber Solomon - 2012-12-05
I have a Havana rabbit, and shes super sweet, but super shy. And when i put something in her cage she runs at it like she would attack it, but then she just like smells it, is this normal or what is it? And what could cause this. And how can i help stop this and how cam i help gentile her. I have 2 other rabbits and theydont do that, and they are pretty docile. What can i do?

  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-05
    Some bunnies are just more curious, lively, agressive, laid back more so than others.  If you threw a ball for a pup - some will chase it and some won't.  Sounds like if you throw a ball for your little Havana - she will chase it.  She is curious and attentive and wants to know what eveything is.  So something new and she runs up to it and tries to determine - what it is and can she eat it.  I don't know why you would want to stop it. -  Just me.  I would think you would want to capitalize on it.  I would take her into a small room - like the bathroom with a bunch of objects hiden behind your back and put them down or throw them one at a time.  Sit down on the floor with your Havana and have some fun.  It will get some of the excess energy out of the Havana.  Then have a little stuffed animal (little) that you can use with your hand to play with the Havana and then use your hand to play with the Havana.  She will be calmer, she will get used to your hand, you will get used to her antics and eventually you will be able to hold and pet her.
  • Amber Solomon - 2012-12-05
    It scares me a lot. And sometimes i cant tell if its aggressive or not.
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