Is the Hol­land Lop for you?

Animal Scene - - ANIMAL APPEAL -

Bring­ing home the new­est mem­ber of the fam­ily can be re­ally ex­cit­ing, but how do you choose the best rab­bit who would thrive given your unique life­style? With 49 Amer­i­can Rab­bits Breed­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (ARBA) rec­og­nized breeds plus var­i­ous mixed breeds around, it can seem over­whelm­ing.

Let’s look at the char­ac­ter­is­tics, traits, and life­style re­quire­ments of each rab­bit breed so that you, as their fu­ture hu­man, can give them the best life pos­si­ble.

The Hol­land Lop is easily rec­og­nized among rab­bit breeds be­cause of their sig­na­ture drooped lop ears and bull­dogged face. These traits make them one of the most pop­u­lar rab­bit breeds in the world.

Orig­i­nat­ing from Netherlands, the Hol­land Lop is a com­pact rab­bit with a roll­backed type of fur, which comes in very di­verse col­ors. It is one of the five lopped-ear rab­bit breeds and is con­sid­ered the small­est among them. Like their lop-eared cousins, these bun­nies are prone to ear in­fec­tions, what with their ears hav­ing more folds, not to men­tion greater con­tact with the ground.

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