Holland Lops are just a fantastic breed of rabbit! With their smooshed faces, lopped ears, and small size (rarely over 4 lbs), they look REALLY cute. But do they have personality? What are they like?
Holland Lops are not for everyone. They are very energetic and love to play. They thrive in human attention and can't get enough! Hollands make wonderful house pets because they are small, yet fun to watch play and explore.
Holland Lops are generally very curious and want to check everything out.
Their coat is very manageable and they don't require frequent grooming.
Holland Lops are friendly and sweet. They love to show their affection by "kisses". Most Hollands love to be pet, held and snuggled.
Each Holland Lop has their own unique, special personality. They can be headstrong and stubborn, and maybe even a little crazy, but once you meet a Holland Lop, you'll fall in love. Give one a try.
Today I'm going to talk about the pros and cons of keeping your rabbit outdoors and keeping it indoors.
INDOOR HOUSE RABBIT -
PROS: Rabbits are social but quiet creatures. When you take them into your home, they feel like they belong somewhere. Like they are part of a family, just like in the wild. Indoor house rabbits generally get more company, even if it's just a little kid talking outside it's cage. They are also very cleanly and can be taught to use a litter box. Because of this, indoor rabbits also get more exercise. Rabbits do live longer if they have time to stretch their legs and do their little hops and skips, even just a couple times a week.
I just read a crazy article . . . well worth the read, even though it is outdated. Scientists back in 2010 were concentrating on creating herds of dairy rabbits to help treat heart patients with their milk. Yes, the rabbits are somewhat genetically modified, but it's still pretty cool.
Hey everyone! Welcome to Holly's Hollands Rabbitry blog! I hope to post once a week with either an update or an article. I've never blogged before so this is all new to me....well, we'll see what happens!
Since this is my first post, I'll also give a little overview on what has happened in the rabbitry and what is going on right now.
As some of you may know, I bought Dragonfly's Gracie home on March 2nd, 2013. She is a pedigreed and purebred orange Holland Lop doe.
Since she was only 8 weeks old when I bought her, there was still a while to wait before I could breed her. But once she hit 6 months, I borrowed a buck from Dragonfly Hollands Rabbitry, Hopscotch Reign's Tuk, to breed her with.
30 days into Gracie's pregnancy, she had babies. There were no complications in delivery, and she successfully kindled 5 kits. All of them were born alive, warm, and squirmy.
The 5 babies are almost 4 weeks old now. They are eating hay and food and drinking water out of mama's bottle. They are cute, little balls of fur hopping around on four legs. I'm in love.
Gracie has been the best mama. She loves her babies and I'm so glad she knew exactly what to do. It was both of our first litter. I'd done a lot of reading up on breeding and the birth of the babies, and she just had amazing instincts.
My name is Holly.
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