Polish Rabbit

Family: Leporidae Picture of Polish Rabbit babies!Oryctolagus cuniculusPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
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How much do polish dwarf rabbits cost ?????????Do poliisgh dwarf rabbits bite much?  Julia Torti

   If you want a very nice but small pet bunny, the Polish Rabbit makes an excellent choice!

   There are two distinct types of Polish Rabbits: The Britannia Petite (British Polish), and the American Polish. These are both very small rabbits. The British Petite is the tinier of the two, weighing only about 2 1/2 pounds, while the American Polish is a little larger weighing closer to 3 1/2 pounds. Pictured above are American Polish Rabbit babies that are about 5 weeks old.

   Polish Rabbits are very intelligent little bunnies. They can follow voice commands and hand signals, which they learn mostly through repetition. The Polish Rabbit, along with the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, is one of the most common small animal breeds used by Magicians for their magic acts. Magicians use them because they are not only small and smart, but they have the right temperament for performing. They are also not afraid of children and enjoy being petted by them!

   Polish Rabbits are friendly and affectionate. They are ideal for children to handle with their smaller hands, as well as for people with coordination difficulties. Their small size makes them easy to feed and house as well.

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 British Polish rabbit is the original rabbit that was termed a "dwarf". They were first recognized in Hull, Yorkshire in 1884.
   American Polish rabbits are larger than their British counterparts. They originate from British Polish rabbits, but also have other small-rabbit genes mixed in (such as the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit).

Description:    British Polish rabbits are very petite, and compact, with a maximum weight of 2.5 pounds.
   American Polish rabbits, larger than their British counterparts, have an upper weight closer to 3.5 pounds, and have longer ears than the Netherlands.

Color differences:    The British Polish rabbit: In the USA, the only color accepted for showing is albino (white with red eyes), but in Britain, many more colors are accepted.
   The American Polish rabbit: Their colors include black, blue, and chocolate with generally matching color eyes, and white with ruby or blue eyes.

   Check with the American Rabbit Breeders Association for acceptable colors if you are thinking of having a Polish Rabbit for showing rather than just as a pet.

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Julia Torti - 2011-10-07
How much do polish dwarf rabbits cost ?????????Do poliisgh dwarf rabbits bite much?

  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-07
    Polish cost around $25 normally and they are pretty easy going. Not bitey but like to taste your fingers when little. Not biting just more like a pup licks you.
  • Judy - 2014-08-09
    I have 2 polish and I bought them for $30
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Anonymous - 2003-11-16
i got a polish dwarf too. ive been wanting one for 7 years now my parents have finnally given in! Shes almost a year old now and me and her have formed a tight bond. Her name is thumper, she is the hyperest thing you could ever ask for. I even knew that in the pet store, because I saw her hopping around i did not want her to go into the wrong hands, (like the 2 year old banging on the glass.Because my bunnie is sooo hyper we have to take her out about at least three times a day! And we also have to watch her like 24 7 cause shes soo smart she knows everythin.....like how to get under the couch when we block it....to open doors and close them...how to open a candy wrapper...how to get out of her leash...like seriosly!!Anyway each bunnies got its own personality and you gotta deal with it all differently...like my friends bunnie is just sooo lazy you open the cage door and gos and eats!Well you can also teach you bunie things like cause my bunnie liked to chew on things we had to teach her commands like to stop chewing on somthing which was NO NO NO THUMPER!!!and tocome... come thumper!! so take it from me if you want your bunnie to like it you GOTTA spend some time with it and let it get to know ya

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Mr. YNOT - 2010-03-16
I would like to know when the female rabbits are ready to have babies.

  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-09-06
    They reach sexual maturity (AKA adulthood) at about 6 months (They are recongnized as adults but that does not mean that they are actually able to breed) it depends on their lineage.
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Heather - 2004-04-17
I LOVE RABBITS!!! I am begging my mom and dad to let me have two. I know i want a Dwarf.

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