Which breed of rabbit should I get?

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A common rabbit breed in the United States is the Dutch rabbit which is often black and white or brown and white. Dwarf rabbits tend to be smaller, and the lop variety have ears that hang down instead of being erect. If you are a first-time owner, acquiring a single rabbit is probably best.

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Just so, which rabbit breed should I get?

15 Rabbit Breeds That Make Great Pets

Breed Size Personality
2. Holland Lop 2–4 lbs Energetic and friendly
3. Dutch Lop 4–5.5 lbs Calm and gentle but highly sociable
4. Dwarf Hotot 2.5–3.5 lbs Bonds well with owners and highly active
5. Mini Lop 4.5–6 lbs Loves cuddles

Subsequently, question is, how many rabbits should I get? Give your rabbits enough space. Each rabbit should have at least twelve square feet of area, so keeping rabbits together in a colony requires a lot of space. When housing one rabbit you should give it twelve square feet at minimum.

Accordingly, which breed of rabbit is the friendliest?

With this in mind, the friendliest breeds of rabbit that are perfect for any home are:

  • Jersey Wooly Rabbit.
  • Dutch Rabbit.
  • Mini Lop Rabbit.
  • Chinchilla Rabbit.
  • Polish Rabbit.
  • Lionhead Rabbit.
  • Californian Rabbit.
  • Himalayan Rabbit.

Should I get a male or female bunny?

Male rabbits tend to be more easy going than females, are not so inclined to dig and neutering is less expensive than spaying. Female rabbits can be more territorial than males and like to dig holes as this is their traditional role in the wild.

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Do rabbits bite?

Rabbits may bite in a more serious way other than nipping for attention however. Sometimes rabbits can be very aggressive and territorial. Spaying/neutering rabbits can help calm these tendencies. Also, building a trusting relationship with your bunny can help as well.

Can rabbits kill each other?

But no, rabbits do not fight like children do. When they fight they can kill one another. That's why bonding properly is so important. You can't keep them together if they are fighting like this.

Do rabbits like to be held?

Most rabbits love to be cuddled and stroked when approached in the right way. Few like being held or carried as being so high up from the ground makes them feel insecure, however, many will happily sit on your lap or snuggle up next to you for a cuddle. Avoid disturbing your rabbit when it is sleeping.

Can you potty train a rabbit?

Yes, you can litter-train your bunny! But, spaying or neutering has to come first. It is almost impossible to litter train an unspayed or unneutered rabbit. If you can't resist letting bunny have the run of the house immediately, be prepared to have him consider your house as one very large litter box.

Are rabbits smart?


Rabbits are prey animals and are rarely considered to be smart, but this reputation is not entirely fair. Your pet rabbit is far more intelligent than you might think. Rabbits are clever animals. They can be taught a range of commands and tricks if rewarded with treats.

Are rabbits easy pets?

Rabbits can indeed make wonderful pets—for the right people. Rabbits have strikingly distinctive personalities. They can be as playful and silly as puppies or kittens, as independent and fascinating as cats, or as loyal and openly affectionate as dogs.

Do rabbits smell?

But don't rabbits smell bad? No they don't! Rabbits themselves are very clean animals with odourless fur and they fastidiously groom themselves all day. Only their urine smells so as long as you keep their living area clean (spot clean every few days and a full clean-out once a week) you shouldn't have a problem.

Are boy or girl rabbits friendlier?

Males tend to be more easy going and relaxed while females are usually "the boss" of any household. In the wild, rabbits pair up into couples with the female digging their burrow and the male defending her and the burrow against intruders.

Do rabbits like being kissed?

It is usually safe to kiss a rabbit, and many pets enjoy this display of love. Rabbits do not kiss each other, but can learn what kissing means. Many rabbits enjoy being kissed on the top of the head. Your rabbit will not kiss you back, but will return your affection in other ways.

Do rabbits get attached to their owners?


Rabbits bond closely with their owners.
They recognize them by voice and sight and will even come on command. Bunnies may even follow their owners from room to room and jump up on their laps when called.

Can mini lop rabbits live outside?

They are best kept outside, but must be in a sheltered spot. If outdoors, they need as large a hutch as the space affords, and plenty of hay/barley straw to keep them warm and well fed.

Do rabbits get pregnant every time they mate?

The length of pregnancy in the rabbit is 31 days and the doe can produce from 1 to 12 young each time she gives birth. She can become pregnant again within a few days of giving birth. It is better to mate the doe when her young (litter) are 4 weeks old so that they are 8 weeks old when the next litter is born.

Do rabbits lick for salt or affection?

Rabbits lick for affection, not for salt. Lunging may occur when you reach into your rabbit's cage to clean, give food, or to take your rabbit out – a sign of disapproval.

Can rabbits and rats live together?

Actually it's pretty common in animals that are regularly around rats, having rats together with rabbits is not a good idea, in the same room is okay but living together is not a good idea.

Why does my bunny stare at me?


If your rabbit lies down and stares at you, they're feeling relaxed. If your rabbit stands on their hind legs and stares at you, they want your attention. This position is also linked to begging for food. If your rabbit stares at you with ears erect and nose twitching, something has their attention.

What type of bunny stays small?

Below is a list of the smallest rabbit breeds we can see today.
  • Netherland Dwarf. The Netherland Dwarf is also one of the most adorable small rabbit breeds in the world.
  • English Angora.
  • Columbia Basin Pygmy.
  • Lionhead.
  • Mini Plush Lop.
  • American Fuzzy Lop.
  • Jersey Wooly.
  • Britannia Petite.

How do you play with a bunny?

Get down on the rabbit's level.
  1. Try to get down on the rabbit's level. You can sit, crouch, or lie down on the floor.
  2. Allow the rabbit the option of sitting on your lap or interacting with you physically. Some rabbits are cuddly and become "lap rabbits" with time, but most prefer independence during playtime.