Animal Stories - Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

Animal-World Information about: Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

   These are the cutest rabbits one could imagine! They come in about 36 different varieties (more than any other breed!) all of which stay very small!
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Kirsten - 2013-01-09
I am getting a black Netherland dwarf tomorrow. I am very excited. I have had rabbits in the past but never one this small. I cannot wait to surprise my daughter!! However, I was considering just letting it wander around the house, is this a bad idea? I don't want it to get lost or something.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-09
    As long as you start them out in areas that you can monitor to assure their safety and get use to its surroundings.
Shelly Long - 2012-12-11
I just got a 6 month old rabbit! It is a netherland dwarf mixed with a mini rex! It is black and soooooo cute! It is an outside rabbit! Me and my sisters share it and I don't mind.

Chris - 2012-12-02
Hi I got a 1 year old female Netherland dwarf rabbit I love her to prices even though she ticks me off sometimes. I got her recently at an auction for $5.00. She was my first pet so I went home studied her breed and I've had her for a couple months. We don't have a vet but she's always playful. We have a pedigree but we lost it and we've had her for a couple months. She's playful and happy. She loves to chew up the rug but we trained her not to. She's had babies before so she can still have babies and I think she's spayed because she never attacks but lately she's really agressive and scratched me when I approach her and she's growling at me now! Since we got her recently all we have for her to live in is a dog kennel which we clean every Sunday but she's still agressive and I don't know what's wrong?

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  • Chris - 2012-12-02
    Actually she doesn't look like a netherland as her face is more elongated. I think she a netherland mix but her pedigree says purebred so I'm not sure
Rhyan H. - 2010-08-08
Hello! I have a siamese sable netherland dwarf named Benjerman. He will be shown in the fair and I plan to breed him. He is a very good rabbit.

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  • barb - 2010-10-15
    How long do they stay pregnant the netherland dwarf rabbit?
  • stacy - 2010-10-19
    Hello my name is stacy and my dwarf I'm going to get is going to be so cute I hope you enjoy her when I put the picture up.
  • David - 2010-11-26
    The gestation (pregnancy) period of most rabbits is around 31 days, but because Netherland Dwarf rabbits are so small they will likely give birth sooner. There is an excellent free e-mail mini course on breeding and raising rabbits at It goes into detail (very easy to read) on how to reduce mortality rates and improve the health and productivity of all rabbits using recently published research.
Beth - 2011-08-18
My son got a netherland dwarf our fair in September. He has basically just started working with it. He likes it but I don't think he thought it would be this much work. We did have the rabbit outside in a hutch but the week it got sooo hot my dad let my son bring it in and put it in a cat carrier. so as of right now that is where it lives. I have my son get it out and try to interact with it in the kitchen because the rest of the house is carpet and we don't want rabbit turds in the carpet.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-19
    Yes, they can be work but if you can arrange an appropriate set up - quite easy to have. Try the idea of a somethng similar to a dog house (acutally a hutch he can go in and out of) in a fenced (or enclosed in harea with toys, litter, shelf etc. He can't live in a kennel.
nicole - 2004-02-21
i just got a Netherland Dwarf and they are sooo cute!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-28
    Yep, they are.
Bethany - 2004-04-10
I have a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit for about a week now and I think that they are better a better pet then a dog! They are so lovable and cute! They will just sit in your lap and go to sleep! I love my Netherland Rabbit!

emily - 2011-06-20
I noticed something new that my dwarf bunny does, and I have to say it worries me. My bunny was sitting in its cage and started vibrating/shaking and then fell over on its side in a laying down position. I want to know why my bunny started vibrating/shaking like that. Is my bunny sick or is that a way for it to cool itself if to hot? Please help.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-06-20
    Does he get back up and act normally afterwards, or does he stay down? Sometimes rabbits will shake to help cool themselves off - so definitely make sure he is not in an area that has extreme temperatures during any part of the day (either too hot or too cold). If he doesn't get back, there's a possibility it is more than just the temperature and he may be sick. I would take him to the vet if this continues to happen and other signs show up - such as him not eating, etc.
  • emily - 2011-06-20
    Yes, he did get back up afterwards, he laid there for a few seconds and his nose was still twitching so tha'ts how I knew he was okay. Could it be a seziure? I don't want to wake up one day and find my rabbit dead:( I tried looking it up on the web but nothing seemed to give me an answer. It just seemed like he was violently shaking...I dont know how else to explain it. He has already done this twice now.
  • Ron W - 2011-07-01
    We had a Dutch that would occasionally have what appeared to be seizures, but generally when we had a Christmas tree in the house. He would go into some sort of a trance and roll over on his side or back. Whenever I saw this happening I would right him, and after a short time he seemed to be normal again. This happened when he was younger and not when he got older. We lost him around 10 years, after he developed bone cancer around 9 and 1/2. Never had this issue with our ND, who we had for 15 years after the Dutch.
Bunny Love - 2009-04-17
I think that people are cruel for saying that the red-eyed Netherland Dwarfs are ugly and weired. I believe that it is all a figure of their imaginations. The world has taught people to assume that anything having to do with "red eyes" is demonic, but it is not. God created red-eyed bunnies just as he created blue and black eyed bunnies. They all deserve love and a home. I must admit, it was other people's comments and views that made me second guest having a red-eyed bunny. Then I had to realize, my bunny, my money my home and if they don't like it, then they are not invited to my home. It took me a while to become comfortable and feel at ease with my White, red-eyed Netherlands Dwarf Josiah.

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  • tabitha - 2012-07-06
    I have Himalayan netherland dwarf rabbits and I don't care what people say about their red-eyes I LOVE THEM !! Their eyes smile un- like other color eyes. I mean you can tell their mood with their red eyes. I know if my bunnies are happy or angry with me lol
  • Szinti - 2012-10-24
    Aw my email to Rachel just bounced!Rachel, if you're reiadng this, please get in touch for your free pattern! Here is the comment you left in July:can't wait to see what you do tomorrow! I want to see a tiny disapproving bunny. or maybe a tiny jabba the hutt. or a little mailbox. i know. you could do a tiny jar of lightning bugs.
Dutchess - 2012-10-24
Hi, my name is Dutchess, I'm a 1 year old netherland dwarf bunny and I keep scratching and biting at my neck right under my chin and my mom is getting very worried about this behavior and my health. I went to the vet for this issue before and got some medicine (which I hated to take) and it cleared up after a few weeks and new fur grew back, but now I'm at it again. What would you suggest my parents do to help me with this situation?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-24
    Hello, Dutchess andf I am sorry you just aren't 100% but I think you should have your parents take you back to the vet.  Medicine obviously hleped but have him throughly check to make sure no ingrown hairs or bites or other irritations that can be causing this.   You can also tel your parents they can give you a carrot or a couple of cheerios right after you take your medicine and that takes some of the yuk taste away.