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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Joanne - 2011-10-07
i just got the cutest baby Netherlands dwarf rabbits (2), Honey and Bubbles. I was just wandering what is a good healthy diet for them and what things to never feed them.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-07
    Rabbits are herbivorses and need a lot of hay - timothy is good and some green leafy vegetables. You can do a little fruit like apple as a treat. Netherlands aren't real big and don't eat much. Pellets are for industrial use to promote fast growth and not the best thing for your little guy to eat. Alfalfa is good but unlimited amounts of hay should always be provided.
  • tabitha - 2012-01-03
    I get pellet food for my dwarfs from pets at home is made just for dwarf Bunnies.
    and yes plenty of hay
Michelle - 2011-10-21
My daughter was given a Netherlands Dwarf Lion head last Easter. Link, (he bears a resemblance to Abraham Lincoln..haha),has the most amazing personality and scares our Yellow Lab to death! He is unusually intelligent for a rabbit and very beautiful! We heart our little wee Link!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-21
    My first rabbit - English Spot - would chase my brothers german shepherd all over the house and yard. Hysterical to watch.
  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-12-12
    Yah. I have a HUGE cat named Duma. Once my friend actually called him a mini mountain lion! Well, anyway, my Netherland Dwarf named Napster chases him! LOL! And Duma won't go near Napster! XD
Gemma Orrill - 2011-11-26
We have 2 boy netherland dwarf rabbits. They are about 8 months old and are brothers. They have lived in the same cage until a few days ago when we have had to house them seperatly as they are now fighting with each other. One rabbit is worse that the other as when we try to take him out of the cage or even change his food he is constantly going for us and being very aggresive towards us. The other rabbit tries to bite us but not as often as the other one.
This is quite heart breaking as they wasn't like this a couple of weeks ago and they are our childrens pets and they can't even touch them. please help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-26
    Your litttle guys have reached puberty and their hormones kick in. Two male rabbits can't normally be housed together unless they are neutered. I would recommend you get both neutered if you want them as pets. They should return to the NORMAL fellas they were.
  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-12-12
    I would reccomend not getting them neutered until you have found a rabbit vet, not a normal one. rabbits can be killed if you aren't careful!
Reva - 2011-10-18
My Netherland Dwarf has an attitude, big time. When in his playpen, he doesnt run, rarely jumps, most of the time he is chewing on the bars in hopes to get out, I assume. He is two yrs. and just now is being friendly. Is this the nature of this breed?

LUVURBUNS - 2011-09-04
Hey. It's been awhile, but just to tell you, I found out my rabbit is a girl :D LOL! She is so frisky, with a hoppity spirited personality. She loves to hop around. She is s-l-o-w-l-y growing into her color, which is siamese sable. In 6 days she will be going to the fair park and strutting her stuff. This is also my 3rd year in rabbits, so ask me questions. :)

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  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-09-15
    Bleh. I went to the show and they said shes a boy. Dang it Lol :)
  • Julia Torti - 2011-10-07
    I was just wondering if this kind of rabbit tends to bite ive heard great things about them thanks:D
hanako - 2011-08-26
can i put my rabbit in my room

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  • jon - 2011-09-02
    we had 3 netherland dwarf rabbits. I let mine play outside but put in cage or inclosed deck over night. They were also allowed to play in the house BUT, you must protect ALL electricle wires, computer wires. phone wires, any wire with some current in them, they will chop them. The rabbits won't be electrocuted but nothing works after awhile. You must also be careful of your furniture covering - let run around the room but hold them when on your furniture. Best pet/friend ever.
Steve - 2011-05-02
Hello. My fiance and I bought the cutest little netherland dwarf bunny. She is white with black markings. Very Very Very cute! She has a problem with chewing on our surround sound speaker wires though and we have tried the bitter spray they use for dogs and it doesn't even phase her. We love the bunny but we need to break her of this habit. Any suggestions?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-02
    I don't believe you can train the bunny to not go after the wire. Cover up the wire with something - anything. They eat hot peppers so there is nothing that the bunny is not going to like. Is it a young bunny? If so, then can you just watch her and prevent her from going near the wires because the chewing will probably stop once the teething is over.
  • Cheryl - 2011-05-14
    The bitter spray never worked for my small dogs. The suggestions I got were orange juice, lemon juice and vinegar. (The juice has to be fresh squeezed.) Applying by using a quarter of the fruit with the skin on was the most successful for me. Good Luck!
  • shannon wolfe - 2011-05-20
    Have you tried to give your rabbit chewing wooden sticks or just get a small toy for her to chew on. It helps with their teeth and breaks them from chewing a lot of other things.
  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-07-10
    Steve, here's some advice.

    You can go to the hardware store and buy some pipe or whatever to cover the wires up. And also get her some untainted wood and hard plastic toys. That should help :)
  • kylie - 2011-08-16
    You can't really stop a rabbit from chewing on things. It's what they do. Just watch them very close or put it in a room that is rabbit proof. I have a nerthland dwarf who loves too chew every thing he sees. He is ABOUT A MONTH OLD NOW BUT HE ALMOST DIED from it so now he has his own special room where he can run and play with out getting hurt by anything so I suggest you pick a room that has nothing that can hurt him and let the lil fella be free in there
  • zoe - 2011-08-27
    You can buy cord sleeves at pet stores and online. They wrap around your cords and are hard and chew proof.
hanako - 2011-08-26
i am considering a netherland dwarf rabbit .
i once had a rabbit and kept it outside and when it died i asked for a new rabbit but my mum said only if it was small and was kept in the house.
where do you think i could put my pet in the house. please help me!!!

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-26
    It depends on the layout of your home. If their is a large kitchen, if youhave a large bedrrom. I think you would like your furry friend to have a safe place to play, access to its' hutch (a safe place) when it can't be supervised. It should be somewhere easy to clean up after with toys, litter etc. Before you decide to get a bunny - please read up on them. Some are much more active than others and some need more room because of that. It isn't just the size of the bunny, it is also how active they are and how fast they can run. How easy is it to litter train? Do you want it to be able to roam the home.

    Also I believe you just wrote about a ferret - are you sure you want both a ferret and a bunny. It might be a little overload. Ferrets are very active.
Renee - 2011-08-20
This is the 1st time i have had a dwarf rabbit. We have a blue eyed white male, his name is Oscar and he is now 5 months old. He is absolutely adorable. He is in my daughters room and basically has the room as a giant playroom. He has tunnels,ramps,chew sticks,balls,a soft blanket,plenty of fresh grass from the garden,litter trained in his cage. He is such a gentle rabbit,gives us lots of licks and loves our company. He does his little hops and jumps and his favourite place to sit and watch is on the window sill. The only thing is his sharp claws and his talent at ripping the wall paper, but wouldn't change him for anything. We love him to bits

Morgan - 2011-07-23
Hi, I am looking to buy a netherland dwarf rabbit but not sure if it is a good breed to have for a 12 year old. And I was planning on having it in the garage is that a good choice?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-25
    A 12 year old is certainly old enough to have a bunny - pretty much any bunny. The Netherland Dwarf is small so easy to house and care for. However, it is said that the Netherland can be nippy and pretty standoffish. It normally doesn't like attention but will play. The Dutch, the Lop breeds (definitely the Lops) are known to be more laid back, even tempered, cuddlyand better pet characteristics. There are just other bunnies I would recommend for a pet ...
  • Haylei Bruno - 2011-07-31
    It depends on how responsible the child is. Contrary to popular belief, rabbits are not good "starter"or "child" pets because most rabbits do not enjoy being handled, unlike a dog or a cat. Also, netherland dwarfs tend to be nippy and a bit aggressive, so they might not be best suited for your child. As always, it depends on the rabbit. You can always go to your local House Rabbit Society chapter and find a rabbit that is perfect for your family. Also, if you keep the rabbit in the garage, it will be secluded from the family! I suggest you keep your rabbit inside the house, preferably in a spacious pen or just let it free roam if it is good in its litterbox.
  • hannah - 2011-08-07
    It really depends on the rabbit. I have a 3 month old Netherland Dwarf bunny who is sweet as can be! She loves to play and be held and cuddle and is very curious. She's very relaxed. However, she was bred in a house with 3 young girls who held her all the time as a baby, so she's used to it. If you have a responsible twelve year old who is dying to take care of a pet, it is an option. I would be careful when choosing the rabbit, though, for some may not be as kind as mine. I also suggest that you watch over the care of the animal, seeing as how children can be forgetful.

    Rabbits are not meant to stay in garages. The fumes alone could kill them, or greatly shorten their lives. Indoor rabbits usually live much longer lives than rabbits in hutches outside. Rabbits are social animals that want to be around people and be paid lots of attention. Animals without a lot of affection are unhappy, lonely animals. I recommend you keep the animal in the kitchen or a bedroom or somewhere in the house where people often go. If you're unable to keep it in the house or in a nice, safe hutch outside, then you shouldn't be getting one. Garages are too lonely and toxic. It's great that you're doing your research before hand! Best of luck. I hope you can get a happy, healthy rabbit.
  • Anonymous - 2011-08-15
    I have a netherland drwaf bunny. It is a buck. My friend has a doe. I recommend that you get a doe because the bucks are mean. They bite everyone. They also like to dig in your clothes and they bite and try to eat them also so I recommend that you get a doe.
  • kylie - 2011-08-16
    Netherland dwarfs are great pets for old kids not for young kids. They do better in houses but a garage would be fine. Just make sure she or he has a blanket or toys to play with.