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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Marie - 2012-06-01
Hi all my Bunny friends. Its Marie again I have a 4 month old Holland Lop Bunny she is very spoiled and held alot and loves to give kisses but the last few days she has been bitting eveything our shirts etc and us why is that she never did this before. She is also scratching the floor or whatever she is walking on as if she were digging she even digs when she in on us. She is also trying to escape out of the room we have her in. We do take her out of this room constantly through the day and hold her and give her lots of love. Please give me some insite into this and let me now how to handle these situations. Thank You my Bunny Friends Have a Great Weekend!!! Marie

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-01
    My guess is that she is reaching puberty. She is in hormone and just getting a little independent and feisty. The leaving the room and digging, probably looking for a safe place to make a nest and trying to make a nest. Probably, the best way to handle this is to have the bunny spayed. You can wait and see and if it is just the initial puberty stage, it might go away or she just might be a little feisty sometimes. There isn't much you can do except spay and you need to be careful there with a vet.
Marie - 2012-05-04
Hi my name is Marie I just bought a beautiful white with balck accents Holland Lop Bunny for my daughter for her sweet 16 in the Pet store andshe was very docile. I was able to pet and hold her she is approiamately 2 to 3 month old. When I got her home yesterday she escaped from the box and got lose in my apartment. It took 3 hours and alot of help to catch her. But she will not let us pet her or even try picking her up. It is so upsetting to my daughter since she is dying to hold it and touch it we have been sitting next to the cage and have tried hand feeding her food and a treat but she just hides in the corner and won't come out unless no one is in the room then she will venture out. Can someone give me ideas on how to make this a pet we can love and hold and pet??? I wonder if in the pet store if they had them sedated so they were docile??? Please help??? Thank you!!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-04
    The bunny is in a new place, with new sights, smells and sounds and is frightened. You need to give him some time to adjust. It does help to turn a radio or TV on in order to block other noises like cars, street sounds etc so he gets used to one sound. Let him loose but in a small room such as the bathroom or laundry room and just one person at a time talking to him or singing and just go slow. Let him get used to you. In the pet store he had the sights sounds he was used to and used to people just picking him up. He may not have liked it but was used to it. Go slow -
  • Marie - 2012-05-04
    Thank You so much for your help because we are completely confused I feel she may have been sedated as bad as that sounds but we live in a small coop which is a apartment so the only place I may possibly let her lose is in the bathroom. But we can't even catch her in the cage to hold her to pick her up and we can't even pet her its very upsetting to my daughter because she is a huge animal lover and wants to pet and hold her we even got her a leash. We have the TV on all the time the apartment is small so we are not making any loud noises etc.. as we don't want to startle her. But we also want her to get useto everyday sounds slowly. Please keep in touch with me with your helpful hints Thank you so much Marie
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-05
    The bunny could have been sedated in the pet store but probably just used to the pet store and exhausted. I would pick up that bunny - even if you have to use a towel and get her into the bathroom. She is scared and trying to get her out of her cage is like King Kong trying to get you out of bed. She feels safe there. You can't work with her until she is out of the cage- you can put a litter in the bathroom and toys and just go slow from there. I don't want you to scare her more either but I think getting the towel and getting her out on the first try and not continually trying to get her out of the cage many times otherwise is just
    easier for you and the bunny. If a human baby is really screaming and scared or just screaming - a person will just grab her and pick her up and figure out the problem from there. I think same thing with a bunny.
  • Marie - 2012-05-07
    Thank You Charlie for the great advice we are gradually getting her to come out she now comes to me and my daughter and she only fights us a bit on coming out once we have her out she stay for a few hours out we hold her and cuddle her and we are teaching her how to kiss us witch she loves. Charlie a couple times a day she is in her cage and she freaks out and starts running back and forth as if she is being chased but noone is near her cage and we are not making noise as we dont want to scare her. We are getting her useto everday noises little by little as we dont want to overwelm her. Also she is going to need her nails clipped I wont do it they told me to take her to and exotic pet veternarian. Also she wahses herself but can we have her groomed and were would I find a repetable (sp) groomer I live in NY.Thank You so much for all your help!!!!
  • Marie - 2012-05-11
    Hi everyone my Holland Lop Bunny is with us a week now she has made wonderful progress she went from hiding on us and being antisocial to now we can go up to her cage she will immediately come to us and does not fight us when we pick her up she loves to be held and gives us lots of kisses (she licks us to death) and we love it . We bought her a big play pen to put her in since we live in a small coop and cannot dedicate a room to her. She loves it and does not want to be put back in her cage, she is so loveable and cute!!! Its better than a cat and easier to care for. I would advise anyone looking for a pet for their child to think about these bunnies!!
Betty Mitch - 2012-01-06
What is the real differents in holland and mini holland . I want to see both at same time to see difference , is it just size or is there other ways to tell the differents in them . what colors is best for showing that judges look for if any . thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-07
    I believe the only difference is the size similar to a standard vs the toy poodle. As far as showing it would be best to go directly to the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA)to determine what points are given for the various qualities in that breed. They set the standards and standards do change.
  • Erin - 2012-02-12
    One of the biggest differences in Holland and Mini lops are the size. Holland lops are the smallest dwarf lop breed and Mini lop breed is the smallest breed of lop not being dwarfed. Basically it comes down to their genes. Their head shape is a little different. I'm not sure about colors that judges prefer but ARBA would probably have those answers. A Holland weighs under 4 pounds and a Mini I believe is under 9 pounds. So their size is quite different.
  • Kristin Peterson - 2012-04-27
    Holland lops are at the most 4 lbs and Mini Lops are a little bigger at 6 1/2 lbs at the most the big lops are the french lops which have no maximum weight limit but they are usually 12-20 lbs. There are also Engish lops which are like a long eared french lop and American Fuzzy lops which are a fuzzy Holland lop. Most judges don't look for color just quality but if the quality is close on two rabbits then they will judge by the color quality.
misty - 2012-03-22
Holland lop bunnys are the cutest ......

Calista - 2011-12-30
I have a handsome broken brown holland lop. his name is BoBo and he is a little lovey boy. He gives kisses and comes when I call his name, but the thing is he won't litter box train. He thinks the litter box is his bed and he thinks he's a dog. He thinks my pug, Cassie is his mom. Cassie took him as her son since she always wanted puppies. It's the sweetest thing and I love him so much. I definitely recommend this breed of bunny.

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  • Jelena - 2012-01-04
    Hi, Calista,

    Holland Lops are definetely the cutest bunnies. I have two baby females :)

    With potty training you just have to be persistent ( to put bunnies droppings and soiled bedding in the litter box); it's a long process and sometimes frustrating, but not impossible. I trained Kiki (my older female- 4,5 month), and now she's out of her cage all day; we're currently training Lily (3month), and she's almost done with training.You can also try to put little hay near his litter box- he's more likely to do it while he's eating (works for Kiki and Lily)
    As far as lying in the litter box, it's normal thing for rabbits. You can put a smaller litter box ( not as comfortable), if you want to change that behavior.

    Wow, it's great that he gets along well with a dog! We were thinking about getting one, but we're not sure how it will work.

  • Judy - 2012-03-09
    My lop plays with both my standard poodles and my cat. He thinks they are all the same size as he is. I put two different litter boxes in his cage and let him choose which he preferred and he has used it ever since. They are so much fun and he is very lovable and likes to be held as long as he knows you are about to pick him up or he will get scared at first! His name is Jingle Bells.
  • Mandy - 2012-03-18
    Awww, how sweet.
Desiree - 2011-09-26
I rescued a holland lop two days ago. It is a female, and I named her floppy. I woke up this morning, and there were six baby lops laying on my floor. Three are alive, and three passed on! I love them, I just wish I would have known she was prego. it was surprising. So wish me luck in my new babies! I'll keep you guys updated on how the sweethearts are doing!! XD

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-26
    That had to be a big surprise. Lots of luck with them and take pictures and let us know. OK?
  • Kathleen Carlstedt - 2011-12-21
    How about posting some pictures of Floppys 3 babies? I'd love to get a very young lop so it can be trained to do just about anything. Currently, I have Oliver - a 3 pound black male holland lop, 5 yrs old (bought him and his brother, Snickers (he died from hair ball blockage at 2 yrs and 9 monts old and he is the sweetest thing!), a gray/white patched female hare at 5-6 yrs old now (Smokie is even sweeter; adopted from a co-worker at 2-3 yrs old and she weighs 5 pounds and a black english lop, Ariel, who was also adopted from a co-worker at 1-1/2 yrs old and weighs 4 pounds - he is quite a character and oh so funny to watch. All 3 live in a 10 x 20 chicken-wired room in my basement; room equipped with a ramp up to a ledge with 2 boxes on either side and a tube connecting them for endless fun. They are all litter box trained. The 2 bigger rabbits go up and down the stairs and thru a doggie door in the kitchen out to the back yard, which has a privacy fence to keep them in and any other animal out of the yard. The 3 pound holland lop is too small to do stairs so he is always carried out. I just love anything that has to do with rabbits! Even though they can be quite messy, the enjoyment and laughter they give me outweighs the clean-ups. Do you give Floppy pumpkin pie mixture 2-3 times a week to break down hairballs? Very effective and mine just love the flavor. Just a little less than a teaspoon is all they need 2-3 times a week to avoid surgery to remove the hairball. Please keep me updated on your little ones, and if possible, take videos of them playing with each other. I love it when they do their little wiggles and twist/turn in the air. You can send pics or videos to my facebook account if you want to. Thanks and I look forward to seeing the kids.
Jessica - 2011-09-03
Hello everyone I just rescued a mini lop bunny I named him thumper and fits him well lol but he just started sheding. I'm guessing he not old but he lose brush full of hair and I've only had him 3 months. I got him from a bad home where they weren't taking good care of him he was skinny an smelled like cat pee now he's healthy but I dont know how offten they shed. He's my frist mini lop. His buddy is a dutch and his name is killer lol

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  • weezer - 2011-10-08
    My lop sheds all the time. The hair is so fine you don't see it. Vaccuum a lot.
    Brushed mine daily but I did not use wire use natural bristle. Their skin is sensitive. They'll enjoy it more and let you do it
  • Rachel Myers-Jordan - 2011-12-10
    Hi I have a dwarf Holland Lop name 'Jeff the Bunny' he sheds at the beginning of every season so about 4 times a year. His color changes slighly with each season too which is cool.

stephanie - 2011-08-19
Would a holland lop rabbit be a good first time bunny for me if not which one?1

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-20
    From my daughter having one to everything that people have posted and everything I have read, a Lop is about the best pet in the entire rabbit family. They are easily litter trained, comical, love their humans, easy to care for, healthy, lovable and total comics.
  • kyara - 2011-09-14
    Absolutely, I have 1 and her name is pumkin and she is prego and I have 3 2 yrs old kids. They are very well natured if you get them as a baby that way you can train them and they know you better hope you have luck
  • mykala - 2011-11-06
    Yes a (kit) baby holland lop is way more energetic and when they're full adults they get tired and less energetic so really they would but the male pees and poops a lot while the female has a less pee and poopness so what I'm trying to say is that a female may not cost or need much while the male they eat nonstop and poop, pee and waste so much bedding and beds. I have two bunnys and 1 male 1 female they had babies but they died don't do that instead get 2 females or sisters they won't fight or kill each other so please don't ever force them to breed I'm a humane society follower so I try to stop this from happening oh and huge time males will hump you nonstop and I'm not saying what happens when you feel a wet slimy like worm on your leg its their you know so I'm not saying you should not get one I'm saying how they would do. But males are cuddly and love to cuddle and are calm. One time I pushed him by my stomach and he laid down and feel asleep.
Isaiah - 2011-09-27
If anyone wants a holland lop bunny with a big cage and all the accessories please call 905-208-4697....we don't have time for it any more

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  • PHil - 2011-10-17
    What are are you from?
  • Phil - 2011-10-17
    What area are you in?
  • Crystal Sullivan - 2011-11-04
    Just wondering how old this post is? Where are you located and how much are you asking for the little guy? I've had them in the past and absolutely love the lop ear bunnies. Can also contact me by facebook or phone 815-228-6517. I'm in Northern Illinois, so if you're not close, it probably won't work out, but I'm serious in my search for 1-2 Holland/dwarf lop ear bunnies in the VERY near future. Thank you.
Lin - 2011-10-03
I have a 13 week old, gray lop eared and dutch bunny :). I have had it for about 2weeks because I got him at my local church. First , we bought him a water bottle for bunnies and he doesn't drink any of the water. Why is that?? Second he pees a lot, does that mean he has become ill. Third we take him outside and he eats the grass, is that healthy for him?? Fourth how do I properly clean him, can I use a blow dryer to dry him off or is that bad, is there speacial shampoo I need to put on him??

Please answer my questions because i have been so curious these past 2 weeks. :)
~-Deuces-~ xD

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    Bunnies are sorta self cleaning machines like cats. They lick their paws and then groom themselves, keeping themselves very clean. You should brush your bunny at least once a week to remove excess fur as you don't want fur balls or any intestinal obstruction. Just brush him. You do not have to bath them and they probably wouldn't like it much.Bunnies eat grass. Rabbits are herbivores. In their natural environment they eat large quantities of leaves and grasses, and occasionally eat flowers, fruits, and vegetables, especially if they are in your garden. In order to take the very best care of your rabbit their diet in your home should include grass hay and green foods. A variety of grass hay such as timothy, oat, rye, alfalfa should be available at all times. A cup of vegetables for every two pounds your rabbit weighs should also be fed per day. Fruits such as berries, apples, peppers and carrots can be fed as treats or used in training but sparingly about a couple of tablespoons per day for each two pounds your rabbit weighs is plenty. Pellets are used but not great as they need the hay and veggies. Pellets are primarily for industrial to promote rapid growth.
    Now you say he is peeing a lot but not drinking water. He is probably drinking and you just don't see him. But just in case show your bunny the water bottle and put water on your finger from the bottle and then on your bunnies tongue. Do that several times to make sure the bunny knows there is water there. Always check the water bottle as they do get stuck and your bunny would get dehydrated without water. If he is peeing a lot, he has to be drinking. Or he could be playing with the bottle.
  • weezer - 2011-10-08
    i had a mini lop for 8 years and he did not like the bottle. Also the food dish loose in his cage would be dumped (playfully) so I bought parrot dishes that attach to the cage. he lapped up the water like a cat and i could clean it more often. Definately do not bathe the rabbit . pees alot ?? I always changed his litter box daily. I used the recycled news litter. The cage I had lifted out of a bottom tray that I could line with newspaper for cleanliness. Inside his cage I could stuff with timmy hay(no alfalfa ) and grass mats so his feet were not on wire. He was allowed out of his cage while we were home. Most important remove access to all electrical wires and sockets. I covered them with plastic milk cartons taped to the wall. if your house gets hot in the summer freese water bottles and put it into a sock so he can lay against it. I didnt let my rabbit outside in the grass (never found a body leash that fit) there are too many fleas thay can pick up.