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Anonymous:Hi to everyone! Can you please tell me what rabbit breeds are most popular to keep as a pet? and which are easiest to take care of?
Anonymous:Thank you. What is the main difference between these? I mean, is it size or color, temperament, or special care requirements? Are they all easy to take care of? Sorry if it's silly questions but I'm really new at rabbits.
Anonymous:Thanks! I thought all rabbits kinda like being petted, isn't it so? Also do you mean that the coat of mini rex rabbits is really much softer than others? What breeds do you keep at the moment? Just curious. ^^
Anonymous:Thanks for this info, I was googeling this and this thread came up. Cheers!
Anonymous:Dutch are very popular as show and pet rabbits. Not only do they have very pretty markings, and come in a variety of colors, but they are full of personality and most of the time don't mind children. There are a lot of long haired breeds, but the angoras require regular grooming. (Most of the time, if that angora type has matting fur, sometimes it is bred out)
Larger rabbits and rabbits with longer hair can be harder to take care of, mostly because of amount of feed and droppings, and grooming. sometimes though, rabbits with long hair dont require grooming because their wool is bred to not mat easily.
Medium sized rabbits like Dutch, Florida White, Lilac (rare but good for show/pet), Holland Lop, etc. are easier to take care of.
A couple of rabbits i would not recommend are: Mini Rex (because this breed often has very sharp nails that get caught on things easily, even when regularly trimmed, and they have very bad molts. I have raised them so i am aware of this) Netherland Dwarf (because they can be very territorial and grumpy, they don't often like to be petted.) Britannia Petite (because they are know to be very nasty and they are very, very small.(though not fragile) I have owned a couple, and i know this from experience. Some, however are very sociable) Angoras (because most require blowing out, grooming, clipping, etc.)
Almost all rabbits are cute, but with that comes a lot of responsibility. No matter the breed, size, etc. they all require disease prevention, care, and love. research how to keep your rabbit safe and healthy.
If you are keeping a rabbit in a cage w/o wire on the bottom clean the cage regularly to prevent hutchburn. This can cause the vent area to become dry and chapped. It is painful to the rabbit.
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