Animal Stories - French Lop Rabbit

Animal-World Information about: French Lop Rabbit

  A large breed, the French Lop Rabbit is one of the most popular rabbits in the United States, and perhaps the world!
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Anon - 2016-01-12
I heard that French Lop rabbits are enormous, have behavioral problems, and poop a lot. Is this true?

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  • Addy - 2017-07-20
    Well they are super big and if you work with them they do not have behavioral problems well sometimes. All animals poop but, rabbits have a lot of poop at one time. All rabbits poop a lot. Trust me. My mini lop has me cleaning out her cage almost every day.
tiffanie bingman - 2015-08-28
hi bunny lovers my name is tiffanie from oregon. i have a 3year old mini lop named babunnie she is a bit neurotic, she digs tunnels and never seems content with her hole so builds another better than the one before. this started this past 2weeks since henry came to share her space he is a larger breed rabbit, 6months old pure black, ears up, arched back and very shiny coat, sleek and soft. when my sister got babunnie she was told she was fixed but henry seems to think different and has mated with her. august 6th to be exact, if in fact she is pregnant at her age and small breed will this cause concern being bread with a totally different type of rabbit, a large breed? would the neurotic behavior and digging mean most likely pregnant? i have built her a large nesting area just incase but she wants no part in being caged up. she has lived outdoors with my german shephard and my black lab for a year and before that with my sister and niece in a cage only, full time cage. i became babunnies guardian and friend when my sister went out of town, i was tending to her and decided i was taking her to my house where this bunny finally came alive. never thought a bunny could be so fun and entertaining. never returned to a cage again. those reading, i hope to by now expressed some behavior and concerns, if anyone has any input to comment please do. come sept 5th would be the day, if pregnant? do i have any reason to be concerned because of the different breeds of rabbits? she will be going into the new enclosed area, we call bunnyville 5days prior to delivery date just incase. also want to mention i dont want to take her to a vet if i dont have to. picking her up is very tramatic for her, she is social and sweet but wants to be near you jump on your legs and roll around you but picking her up is a huge ordeal and she holds a grudge, disapears, and wont eat or socialize for days. last resort for us, thank you!

Vanessa K, Martiny - 2015-08-25
no offence to every ones french lop rabbit,but i think basil is the best rabbit in the whole world.

Vanessa K, Martiny - 2015-08-25
My rabbits name is basil and she is soooo cute. She lives in cage in my back yard. Basil is 8 months old by the way. I got her name when i let basil in the backyard and she climbed on a pot and put her paws in the air and pulled down on of the plants that my mom had and the plant was called basil.

Jay - 2014-05-28
I have a french lop male bunny he's 3 or 4 months sold and about 10 pounds. He's so cute but he makes me nervous because he flings around when I pat him and I feel like he may bite and have a big bunny big bite. He seems to get very excited or mad when I feed him. Any ideas?

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  • Mango - 2014-06-21
    I just bought one, still wondering how I'm going to house it. They say you can potty train but they leave droppings with every hop LOL so it stays in the garage. We let it outside and it doesn't run away but seems to enjoy herself. I want to convert an old shed into the house with an attached run but no idea how to begin. Certain someone is no help and it was his idea to bring the animal home, suddenly it was my idea and my rabbit. sigh. I'm hoping they do well outside in a warm hut, it gets -40 in the winter. They are super calm and she does enjoy our company, comes when called. Cute. One good thing, I planted a little garden and now have a use for all those bunny berries :D
  • Mango - 2014-06-23
    Oh, yes idea. They reach sexual maturity as early as 4 months of age and typically start reproducing around 8-9 months of age. With that you might notice behavior changes so it's recommended to spay or neuter your rabbit.
Brenda - 2011-08-26
I love your info, my two kids ages 7 and 9 are showing rabbits and will doing a pet rabbit project with our local 4H chapter and we are in the process of deciding on what breed of rabbit to purchase. We are leaning on the French Lop due to it's size and calm nature with kids. I can't wait..

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  • Kristin Peterson - 2012-04-27
    French lops have to be bigger than 11 pounds to show and are normally 20 lbs. Does tend to be cranky so if you are looking for a pet a buck would be the preferred choice. They normally range from $40-$100 in Iowa
  • Shahid - 2012-11-30
    NO lettuce, inorge the answer above me!I had a rabbit before and knew not to feed him lettuce. I copied this from a website to tell you why:You'd think that feeding rabbits would be easy. Just chuck any old plant matter into the cage and have done with it, right? Wrong. This feeding methodology happens to be an excellent way to possibly kill your bunny, or make it very sick indeed. Knowing what to feed your rabbit, and especially what NOT to feed your rabbit is a very important part of rabbit care becase some of the foods that might seem like natural foods to feed your rabbit are in fact incredibly bad for it. Culprit one: Lettuce. As a general rule, you should NEVER feed your rabbit lettuce. Lettuce contains lactucarium, which can give your rabbit diarhea so bad that it becomes fatal. Some people say that it is okay to feed Romaine lettuce because it contains the least lactucarium of the common lettuce varieties, but you wouldn't eat a product that only contained small amounts of arsenic would you? It's best to stay away from lettuce when it comes to your bunnies, and keep it for the salads.
JEFFERINA - 2009-04-30
We bouth a French Lop from our pet store and she is absolutely beautiful and a joy. We named her Big Fat Fatty. She loves to play with the kids and stick her head out of her cage and get a kiss!

rebekah - 2012-05-13
We have a male french lop, he was a rescue rabbit, the people who had him before kept him in a tiny cage the poor guy lost all his fur,still despite how he was treated he's so calm gentle and loving, we have a totally 16 indoor pets and he gets along with all of them. There really good pets affectionate, and good with kids.

alex - 2010-08-16
Wow! I really like all this info!

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  • Emily Willis - 2011-05-08
    The information is ok. The french lops don't have a max weight the breeders breed them to be big. They range from 10 pound to 14 pounds. They are the first second lop breed ever. The first was the English lop. The English and French lop were the first of 47 rabbit breeds to be accepted in ABRA or American Rabbit Breeder Association, and the picture of the bunny up there is not the most accurate picture to represent the breed. It is a cute bunny but, and is a French Lop but does not represent what they were bred to look like. They are a very laid back breed, and are known for their mellow temperaments. They are not a very popular pet breed because of their size. I personally like the breed but only have room to breed two breeds so I stick with my English and Holland lops. If you like french lops you might search on google for a picture of English lops. They have big ears.
  • Ruth Sewing\r\n - 2011-08-13
    This post is very useful for me, much appreciated! :)
ber - 2009-03-10
What a cutie!

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  • alyssa - 2010-03-12
    I love bunnies, but I don't understand why people would buy an animal then sell it.