Holland Lop Rabbits

March 16, 2011 by  
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Holland Lop Rabbits - Oryctolagus cuniculusHolland Lop Rabbits
Oryctolagus cuniculus

"I am the smallest of the lop rabbits, weighing only up to 4 pounds!"

Floppy ears make this rabbit very adorable, as well as making it a delightful bunny overall!

Holland Lops are miniature versions of the larger Lop-eared Rabbit, as are the Mini Lops. They are the most popular breed of Lops and are also the smallest. Holland Lops actually came from Holland (hence their name), where their breed started development in 1949. The 1960’s finalized the breed that has continued on through today. The United States saw it’s first Holland Lop brought over in 1976 and has since become an extremely popular pet rabbit breed… Read More

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Cat Video Contest – Fresh Step

Check out the Animal-World entry to the Fresh Step contest!

Fresh Step is running a contest where anyone can enter a video of their cat doing something cute, funny, silly, crazy, beautiful, interesting, WHATEVER and have a chance to get their cat featured in a national advertisement!

I just put up my video of my cat, Bridget, doing what she normally does, acting the spoiled princess, and uploaded it to the contest page. Check it out here – Fresh Step Video Contest.

So what do guys think? The most difficult part isn’t finding times when she’s being a prissy or silly kitty, since she basically always does that, but actually having the camera around when she’s doing something video worthy. If you want to enter the contest but are finding it hard to capture that perfect moment, here’s a few tips:

  • Carry your camera with you at all times when your cat is around. You never know when your cat might do the cutest thing ever and you want to be prepared
  • Learn how to control your camera very well. Often cats get bored rather quickly with something, so be sure you can take your video quickly and not mess around with settings or hitting wrong buttons.
  • Either do things or provide things that you know interest or engage your cat. For me it was simply a matter of doing something Bridget hates: getting brushed! Once I start to brush her the video practically makes itself!
  • Finally, and most importantly, take lots of video! Even if your cat seems boring to you, other people might find it to be really cute or unique, so don’t be afraid to fill up your SD card! Then go over the videos and find something special.

So check out the contest, upload your cat, and good luck!

Note: In full-disclosure, this post is part of a sponsorship campaign with Clorox’s Fresh Step Cat Litter’s YouTube contest in coordination with Lijit Networks, Inc. I received compensation for these posts, but the opinions expressed here are my own. I also run third-party advertisements through Lijit, compensated on a CPM-basis.


February 18, 2011 by  
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Chinchilla lanigera.

"You will love to cuddle with me!"

Chinchillas have great appeal, like cuddly little “balls of fur”.

Their exceedingly soft, dense coat has more fur per square inch than any other known mammal!

Chinchillas have the finest fur of all the mammals which makes them very soft. They are very clean with no noticeable odor and their dense fur keeps lice, fleas and other parasites from taking up residence! Read More

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Awesome opportunity to get your cat some national attention with Fresh Step!

Dr. Jungle’s Animal World loves to let the world see just how adorable, fun, cute, awesome, and beautiful all of our pets are. Turns out we’re not the only ones!

Fresh Step cat litter is running a YouTube contest from now until March that will allow all of you cat lovers and sharers out there to put your precious friends up on YouTube with a chance of actually getting a spot in a national ad campaign! Finally, some recognition! So check out the contest here – http://www.youtube.com/freshstep – and upload a video of your cat doing something crazy, cute, or just plain interesting and see if they have what it takes to be a star!

It’s pretty simple to add your video, just go to the contest site and click the “Enter Your Cat Here” box on the top right hand side of the page. From there you can either submit a video that you have already uploaded to your YouTube account or you can upload a new video. Also, even if you’re not interested in actually putting up your cat or maybe you don’t even have a cat but just think they are funny, be sure to check out the videos others have put up! There’s something about watching a cat jump into a box or knocking over a baby or miscalculating a jump and ending up face-planting into a wall that just makes me smile. I’m sure it does you too! Have fun and good luck!


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French Lop Rabbit

January 22, 2011 by  
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French Lop Rabbits

Oryctolagus cuniculus
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A large breed, the French Lop Rabbit is one of the most popular rabbits in the United States,

and perhaps the world!

French Lops are active and sociable bunnies. They love and thrive on interaction with humans, as well as with other rabbits. They are a durable and normally even-tempered rabbit that is a popular breed for children.

This breed is able to live indoors or out, as long as there is adequate shelter. French Lops are playful and need some simple toys to keep them occupied. They usually live to be 5 to 7 years old. This breed tends to have large litters, sometimes with as many as twelve offspring… Read More

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