Animal Stories - English Spot Rabbit

Animal-World Information about: English Spot Rabbit

  The English Spot Rabbit is prized for its beauty and graceful appearance!
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mamasaurus - 2009-01-27
We've had our english spot, annabelle, for about 6 months. We got her for free and we had no idea what on earth she was until we got into 4-H. She's not quite show quality but she's our pet and that's all that matters. She is wonderful with my kids (7yr old and a 9 month old) and really enjoys our dogs and cats. She is extremely curious which just adds so much to her personality. We just recently got her a bunny friend and we are still in the process of introducing them to each other, although they seem to do really well together. The only bad thing about her is that she is really active so until my 7 yr old gets a little older and gets more experience with her, we will just be showing our guinea pig at shows for now. But, for anybody considering one, if nothing else, their entertainment factor alone will keep you busy for a long time!

Dale - 2011-02-21
I've already got a vet appt. but our English Spot is shedding in clumps is this normal?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-07-05
    Yes, it's normal because all rabbits old fur will fall out and new ones will grow.
  • bryce - 2011-08-28
    it's totally normal he is just molting
  • Becca - 2012-05-09
    Just make sure to brush him every day during molting and every other day otherwise. They will still shed full time, but molting just means they are preparing for summer or winter.
Hev - 2011-05-01
Do you know if they sell them anywhere in hertfordshire, like pets at home or the Japanese koi place, as I really like them and have had a rabbit in the past, also, what is your opinion, are male or female rabbits nicer?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-02
    I don't know where you can purchase them but I had 8 rabbits and I didn't notice any major difference between the male and female in their cuddly nature or wanting to be held/pet etc.
  • cassie - 2011-05-24
    Females are better but put with anoter female and you got trouble.
    Males you have no problem.
  • Charlie - 2011-06-03
    I have a male and female and the male is more cuddly but the female has more personality which is more fun as she loves a lot of attention and is more active. It just depends what appeals to you more.
brittany - 2010-04-13
I really want one but my mom said no to me.

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  • Dallas - 2010-05-19
    I have one I hope you get one they are a lot of fun but it can be hard work.
  • Hev - 2011-05-01
    Have you ever had one in the past?
    I would suggest being above 7 or 8 and having at least an hour a day to pet your rabbit.
    What does your mum not want a rabbit about? If it's about digging holes then some types don't dig and if they do apparently you can put thick hen wire on the ground beneath the run so they don't dig. Remember to clean out their cage weekly though, type out a plan for yourself as my mum gets really annoyed if I forget and it helps to be more organized. Hope this helps persuade your mum :)
Hannah - 2008-08-01
Hi! I'm 13, and even though I don't have one, I love English Spots! They're so pretty, and are supposed to have a good disposition. Thanks a bunch for the information!

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  • naomi - 2010-12-10
    Haha did you ever get the rabbit?
debbie - 2009-08-10
We got our rabbit Thumper from a rescue so have sketchy details of his background. We were told he was a mini rex... but he looks just like an english spot. I'm sure he must be, he has the dark grey ears, stripe down his back, butterfly pattern on his nose with circles round his eyes but only has a couple of spots down his sides. He is quite lean with petite long legs and long soft ears. He loves having his head rubbed. Thumper is a very curious cheeky little bunny who loves to investigate everything, full of energy. He is also a complete pig, I have never seen such a slender bunny eat so much food. He's like a vacuum cleaner and just scoffs anything you put in front of him! I never thought about showing or breeding him, and probably won't but its nice to know what type of bunny he could be!

Anonymous - 2008-12-28
Hi, I got my english spot rabbit free, and I am glad that I found this site because I have now recognised that my rabbit, is a pure breed, with traditional markings. And due to this discovery I am now entering him into my local county's show.

so thanks.

Krystil Pinlac - 2008-08-03
I bought my English Spot in Germany because she was the only one out of the litter that had brown eyes, not blue eyes, and she has no muzzle markings and neither does any of her litter. I named her Sayuri because she reminded me of the white-painted geishas with their black lined eyes and long black hair (long black ears). Her black stripes and spots seem very light until she is wet, and then they are VERY prominent. She came out with bushier fur than most. Also, she has a silver-type lining on the bottom of both irises in her eyes. I think they call it wind eyes, or eyes of the wind or something in that line. One of her litter, Chiyo (a boy), came out exactly like her even though their father is a black Havana rabbit, and Arwen (girl) came out exactly like her, except she is the only one with blonde markings. Where the black spots should be, there is blonde, and she is the only rabbit with blue eyes out of the litter of five. The other three came out looking like their father, all black with one, Bonzo (boy) having a tan stomach. Sayuri is very intelligent, litter trained herself and her whole litter before they turned 8 weeks old, responds to her name, commands, and acts in general like a house cat. She might be a year old in September if the seller was telling the truth about her age.