Netherland Dwarf Rabbit for sale

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Netherland Dwarf Rabbit for sale

 

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit for sale,the main feature of Netherland Dwarf rabbits is their small size. They have a similar appearance to the Polish dwarf, except that they are the smallest of all rabbits – weighing only 2 to 2 1/2 lbs. They are very compact, with short little ears that stand straight up. Their fur is short, dense, soft, and glossy. They are popular for showing and as pets.

This extremely cute bunny is easily one of the most popular show rabbits in the United States. It is also very popular in Europe where it is known as the ‘European Pole’.

Most of the time Netherland Dwarfs are happy, friendly little pets, but once in a while there will be one that becomes less agreeable as it approaches breeding age. During this time it may be more protective of its body and its cage.

Usually the bunny will settle down and become friendly again if it is bred. However if you aren’t planning on breeding, getting your bunny sterilized can often help avoid behavioral problems. There are also definite health benefits for the rabbit as well. Neutering or spaying can be done when your rabbit is over 4 months of age.

 

Temperament of Netherland Dwarf Rabbit for sale

 

The Dwarf Rabbit has a wonderful temperament, once they get to know you! They can be shy and scared at first, especially when new to a home and the people around them, so getting them to understand that you are not there to hurt them can take some time. You should always respect your rabbit’s personal space, especially when they are new to your home.

However, with adequate socialization and human interaction, these rabbits will learn to love their owners. Once they are comfortable with you they are a very affectionate rabbit and will love to spend time with you. They are also excitable and energetic and will love to hop around the house! You should always make sure they have toys to play with so they don’t become bored.

 

Caring for a Baby Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

 

Bringing home your first Dwarf Rabbit requires a lot of preparation.

Luckily we have got loads of resources to help you right here, and our article Rabbits as Pets is a great place to start.

You will need to bear in mind that

-Rabbits should be kept in pairs or groups.
-Despite their size, Netherland dwarf bunny rabbits can rival many a larger breed in terms of energy, and they need lots of space and opportunity to exercise every day.
-Dwarf Rabbit need unlimited hay and fresh water, as well as small quantities of high-fiber rabbit pellets and daily access to fresh grass or leafy green vegetables.
-Avoid muesli-type rabbit food from the pet store, as these are fattening and low in calcium, which has fueled a rise in dental disease among domestic rabbits.

Trim Nails
Most rabbits hate having their nails trimmed. Nonetheless, it still needs to be done. Here’s how.

First, wrap your bunny in a towel, This will keep them from hurting themselves if they struggle.

Now, take a look at the first nail. Every nail has a blood vessel running horizontally across it. Position your clippers below the blood vessel. Otherwise, it will be very painful and will bleed. If this happens, you can use pet-safe styptic powder to stop the bleeding.

Cut the remaining nails, including the dewclaw.

Always use a nail clipper specifically made for rabbits and small pets.

 

Appearance of Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

 

The Netherland Dwarf rabbit is small, even for a dwarf rabbit. Most dwarf breeds top out at around four to five pounds (1.8 to 2.3 kilograms). Netherland Dwarf rabbits typically weigh between two and 2.5 pounds (0.9 to 1.13 kilograms).

Netherland dwarf bunny rabbits typically have short, stubby (cobby) bodies and flat, brachycephalic faces. Their ears are also short and set high on the back of the head.

Netherland Dwarf rabbits have short, thick fur that can come in a wide variety of colors, including:

Chocolate otter
Seal point
White (ruby-eyed and blue-eyed)
Black
Blue
Lilac
Red
Chocolate
Butterfly
Blue point etc.

You might hear the terms “true dwarf” and “false dwarf.” These terms refer to naturally occurring variations in the Netherland Dwarf rabbit breed. “True dwarfs” have the flat face, small ears, and cobby body that typifies the breed. “False dwarfs” have longer bodies, faces, and ears.

A litter of Netherland Dwarf rabbits will have both true and false dwarf kits. Breeders often breed “true” dwarf bucks with “false” dwarf does in order to decrease the number of rabbits with two dwarf genes. Such kits are born malformed and die within a few weeks.

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