Animal Stories - Holland Lop Rabbits

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   The cute Holland Lop is a delightful bunny, with adorable floppy ears!
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tracy - 2013-08-15
I just bought 2 eight week old Holland lop bunnies. Their ears are not floppy. The person I purchased them from informed to start pinching their ears, is that correct? It seems cruel to me. Thank-you

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-22
    No, there is no need to pinch their ears if they are true lops! Their ears will flop over all on their own! They may be less floppy when they are younger, but by the time they are full grown, their ears will be exactly as they were meant to be.
Marie - 2013-07-30
Hi: My name is Marie we have a beautiful Holland Lop Male Bunny, he is a little over a year old. He has been wonderful to us. He followed us around the house and played tag with us, let us hold him, hug him and kiss him. He was extremely loveable, never went to bite or lunge at us. But we went on vacation and left him with very good family friends who knew how to take care of bunnies since they had them previously. I failed to mention he has the run of our apartment and is extremely spoiled with lots of toys etc. When I left him with friends I made a schedule out of what he does and told them if they were leaving him in the basement to leave a light on and always give him a lot of attention because this is what he is used to. Well he has been home over a week now and will not let us pick him up, play with him, he runs from us as though he has been abused, will not play with us like he normally does. It's as though we have a totally different bunny and it is scaring us. I called the vet he told me to give him 2 weeks and see what happens, that bunnies hold grudges. But something does not seem right, how do we tell if our baby has been abused in ANY WAY????? PLEASE HELP US WE ARE CRYING OUR EYES OUT OVER THIS THIS IS OUR BABY....... THANK YOU.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-31
    I'm so sorry about your bunny. :( Did you find out from the people who watched him if anything happened? One thing that comes to my mind is the possibility of a young child (or anyone really) accidentally dropping the rabbit and tramatizing or hurting him. Is he still eating well and does it appear that he is moving around without problems? If a leg was hurt he would probably be limping. I hope the vet is right and it just takes some time for your little guy to readjust.
Lara - 2003-12-20
Just read Danielles message and my holland-lop Ginger also passed away this summer and miss her so much. She was the guard rabbit of the back yard, kept the cats off her grass or should I say flower beds
Miss her so much have raised a few lops and are all great animals should have large hutches to stretch out in.
To all the Holland Lop lovers the best for your future!

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  • Anonymous - 2013-07-07
    I am so sorry.
Katelyn - 2013-07-01
Hey there! I need some advice I'm going to be getting a Holland Lop soon and I'm wondering if it would be okay to get one that is like 3 years old instead of getting a baby one? And if you guys have any advice for me please comment below I would appreciate it!

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  • Angelica - 2013-07-03
    You are better off with a baby. They will know you and trust you when you get them young. I got my Holland Lop when he was only 6 weeks (most breeders recommend 8 weeks) and he is awesome. He comes when I call him, he is potty trained, he can lay on the couch next to me. The best pet ever. Get your lop young and give them a lot of attention and they will be your best friend.
robert - 2013-04-28
Hi I had a lop ear bunny name dora-chan. She was eating fine everyday even on the day she died. She died suddenly, she was rolling and kicking and her eyes were rolling too, and her legs went stiff. I took her to the vet and they say it was an ear problem and it went to her brain . The vet gave us some med, we took the rabbit home and she died 15 min later. We had the rabbit for 5 years. We don't understand what might have happened because she was so healthy and happy. In the 5 years we had her she ever got sick. Do you have any ideas what might have happened.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-28
    So sorry to hear about your bunny. Sounds like she was well cared for and loved, but sometimes illnesses happen, even in the best of situations. My deepest regrets for your loss, and warm regards.
tammy - 2013-02-20
Help please. I had an adorable broken black lop (family member)who died a month ago. Can't get any answers why. He had mushy poop, so i gave him a bath (have many times). He went flat. would not raise his head. Then called the vet. She didn't know (@!* what?) We took him in kitchen and he ate a carrot and water through dropper. Have it on video. He seemed fine. Then 7hrs later had him in towel all night (afraid to let him down) he shook and died in my arms. I was shocked. Didn't take him to ER cause I thought he was fine after eating. Please HELP, so confused. Lots of crying and lots of guilt. 8+ yrs old.So depressed, i can't stop thinking about him...

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  • Mckenzie Snyder - 2013-04-02
    I am really sorry to hear about your loss ): my bunny Moo died almost like this but he was only three. All I can say, what I think happened is maybe old age ... rabbits hide their illnesses because in the wild if a predator knows they are sick they will eat them. And if your bunny was outside fliess could have come and and if your bunny had a dirty bottom flies can lay eggs on them and once they hatch they can eat your bunnies insides out (known as a fly strike).  I know it sounds horrible but it can happen.... I'm again very sorry for you ):
  • Annie - 2013-04-05
    I'm sorry to hear that. But first you should know that it's not wise to give lop a bath, because they're so vulnerable and easy to catch cold. And then for bunnies, they can't eat carrots or vegetables cause it's difficult for them to digest and maybe will get enteritis. If you want your lop live longer, you should feed him on alfalfa and as much water as you can. (cold boiled water) As you mentioned that he had mushy poop, there are a lot of possibilities. You'd better take him to the hospital. Finally wish him to live better in a lop planet.
  • tammy - 2013-04-10
    Thank you Mckenzie and Annie for your response and sympathy. Our bunnies are so much a part of our families. I am still so depressed about Bunnybuns since it's spring. We usually let him run around the yard and dig and play with about 7 balls. Holland lops seem to have alot in common. everyone loves them soooo much. I can't find another yet. The black and white are hard to find. I know what i will and wont do after Bunnybuns. We were all so attached to that little guy. I need to find another one soon or i will go nuts...thanks again for your kind words.
Laura - 2003-12-17
I ve just brought two holland lops. Maisie is about a week older than my other rabbit Dash. Named Dash for a reason! They are the cutest rabbits I ve seen. I took Maisie for a walk down the street and one lady thought it was a dog.

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  • Annie - 2013-04-05
    Remember to separate them in different cages. It's better for them .:D
cathy - 2013-01-03
I have a four-year old mini rex named Coco and am thinking about getting a baby Holland lop. Coco was not too happy when another girl mini rex came for a week while her family was on vacation. She wouldn't even look at the other bunny. Do you have any suggestions for introducing Coco to a baby lop - and vice versa. I would like to get a female Holland lop as Coco isn't neutered and would also like to know how to tell - for sure! - that the Holland lop is a she when she's still a very young.

Amber - 2011-04-19
I have a Holland Lop bunnny and his name is flopsy.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-19
    That is a cute name.
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-02
    Awesome name where did you get that from I haven't heard it very much!!!!! COOL!!!!!!
sylvia - 2012-08-05
I think I have a Holland Lop rabbit because he looks exactly like the picture on this website. But our rabbit is not a miniture. He weighs about 12 pounds. Could he be a larger version of the Holland Lop rabbit?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-05
    There are many different breeds of Lops but the Holland Lop is tiny and goes about 3 - 4 pounds.  Yours weighing in a 12 pounds is a little larger.  Many of the Lops do look alike and basically it is size, length of the ear, body etc that makes for diferent breeds.  If you go to and enter 'lop rabbit images' you will see a whole bunch of different lop breeds and possibly be able to pick yours out.  Remember, the various breeds come in different colors or patterns. 
  • suzanne - 2012-12-05
    We have a 9mo lop rabbit name Sadie, we think she is a Holland Lop. She weighs 9lbs. She looks like the pictures as well.
  • Erin - 2012-12-06
    Mini Lops do look like Holland Lops. They are both really sweet. The big difference is that Hollands have a dwarf gene so they are the smallest breed of lops. Next is the Mini Lop. Many people say that Mini Lops are the smallest, excluding the Hollands because they are a dwarf breed. I recently got a call to take a Holland and the picture looked like he could be, but when I got him, he weighed about 7 or 8 pounds so I knew just by his size that he is a Mini Lop. Sweet boy just like my Hollands, but he is definitely not a dwarf.
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-02
    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) :) :) :) :)