Animal Stories - New Zealand Rabbits

Animal-World Information about: New Zealand Rabbits

   You can't help falling in love with a New Zealand rabbit, especially when it gently nudges you, wanting a petting on its soft snowy white fur!
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Leila Peters - 2011-05-30
What is the best way to toilet train a young rabbit? Ive just got a month-old nz white bunny and he is the cutest thing I ever had! He follows me around then stands on his hind legs. Is he begging for food or just wants to be carried?

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  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-07-11
    Ok, its very simple:

    1. Look where your bunny goes to the bathroom. Which corner, or which spot. Rabbits are very clean animals and dont like dirty places.
    2. Put a plastic(hard) litterbox filled with litter and some hay to munch on.
    3. In about 2 weeks you will have a potty trained bunny!!!!
  • Anonymous - 2011-07-16
    The bigger the better, if they can run and jump then sweet!
Bekah - 2011-05-01
Hi, I have recently purchased a New Zealand rabbit, however I'm not quite sure it is a pure New Zealand because it has two colors. I was told it could be a broken New Zealand, but some people are saying New Zealsnds can not have two colors. Does anyone know is New Zealand rabbits can be broken colors?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-02
    Yes, New Zealand rabbits can have more than one color or be broken in colors. Attached ia an article from Animal World regarding the New Zealand. There is also a photo in the article showing a pure New Zealand that is tan and white. They are lovely, cuddly soft creatures. Enjoy her.
Amy Lota - 2005-05-21
My big boy White New Zealand is named Magician. What a meaty handsome man he is. He loves getting his cheeks rubbed-when I do this he'll drop to the ground, and dig his nails into the carpet with his eyes closed tightly. As soon as I stop I have to make a run for it, because if I stay he'll get up and start honking me (he's a bit pushy when he wants love). He's also a bit spoiled-he gets 5-8 hrs run time through the whole house, not too mention all the fruits and veggies he gets to devour & phone wires he's severed. This has to be my most favorite pet (besides my rat). He really cracks me up at times-that's why I call him my funny bunny.

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  • Joseph Huleux - 2011-03-15
    Hi Amy it's true I want to cook him in wine and have him for lunch hope you don't mind and you thought he ran away LOL
  • Leila Peters - 2011-04-04
    Oh my! What a beautiful comment from a bunny lover! I can't wait to get my baby NZ rabbit soon!
  • Lisa Moessner - 2011-04-29
    I have Rexes, Lionheads, Lops, and dwarfs, as house pets but have heard so much about how wonderful the New Zealand rabbit is. Unfortunately scientists take advantage of them. Yay! Europe has no animal testing!

teri - 2004-03-21
What lovely buns! And what lovely people saying they love their buns! I love my little four pounders very much but I cannot resist dreaming about a huge New Zealand! Friends who have these huge buns always seem to have funny stories about them. But mine do the same things, only less visibly because of their size. Hugs from me and my house buns Bunkie and Taco who send bunny kisses to all these documented well cared for NZs

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  • Leila Peters - 2011-04-04
    Give lots of love and hugs and kisses from me! Im soon getting a NZ rabbit, too! Cute sugar pies they are, aren't they?
Amie - 2011-03-26
I am wondering if anyone knows what color babies my New Zealand Red buck and New Zealand White doe would have? Which color is dominant?

Selena - 2011-03-22
Hi guys, this is a very cool site!! I have got a 2nd rabbit since my girl girl died last December :< Her name is Miw Miw & according to the store assistant, shes NZ, and was there for about 2weeks. Well, I guess she might a month+ old. But..compared to all the breeds here, I am wondering is she really a NZ? Haha... she has short ears and a bit fluffy coat, as she's still a baby girl.. I'm not sure if her coat will be long or short!

She's really cute and small, after she marked her territory, she started to pee and poop near to her food. Hope she will be trained to do her business on the litter soon when we have it. Though we not sure how. Now we put her in a picnic basket and let her out at balcony and toilet in the evening. Not dare to let her run freely at home because she will hide in a corner and bite those wires, or might fall down from the balcony (we live in condo with housemate). And girl girl was really smart and like to be with us after she made a full run in the house:> and go to toilet herself in the corner of her cage. After a long time of having her, she will go back her cage herself.. :>

Bunny Lover - 2011-01-18
Hey! I wanted to know if anyone else has a harness and leash for their little bun. :) 'Cuz I have one for my girl, Fuzz, and I like to take her on walks around the neighborhood! Don't you just love bunnies?! :)

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  • Blossum Willnotsay - 2011-02-23
    I have a baby black New Z bunny and I was thinking about getting a harness the other day. I did not because I figured it would squeeze right out of it. Do you have that problem?
Rabbit Enthusiast :) - 2010-11-09
Don't you just love bunnies!:) I love my precious little baby sweetheart. She is a big New Zealand White nicknamed Marshmallow. She loves to chew and cuddle with me. I taught her how to 'Kiss". She is sooo cute! Respond if you want to talk! :)

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  • cristiano ronaldo - 2010-12-01
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo you like animals sure then send me a mail.
Miranda - 2010-08-11

I recently got a New Zeland rabbit for my birthday. He is as sweet as they come! I have named him Nike for his love of running. I got him when was about 2 months old. He has brought so much joy to my life. I couldn't imagine it without him.
Nike is now about 5 months and I have noticed something. His right ear has begun to flop. Does anyone elses rabbit have an ear that flops. It doesn't do this all the time, just every once and a while. Should I be concerned?

Thank you for taking the time to read this,

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  • terri - 2010-12-21
    When you pet your rabbit don't push his ears down. Make it a point to lift them when you pet/play with him. I had a judge tell me that because we had 2 does that had a flop ear and it has worked. He said by pushing the ears down when you pet them you are training the ears to flop. Both of our girls now have straight, upright ears.
Bunny Lover - 2010-11-16
This is Bunny Lover again! Guess what my bunny Fuzz just did?! She had a sugar rush! She was jumping all over her hutch and eating her apples like crazy! I love her! :)