What Every Pet Owner Should Know about Dwarf Lop Rabbits
Before you decide to adopt a dwarf lop rabbit, it’s very important that you know the basics about them first. In this article, I will give you some information on dwarf lops and what every owner should know before he gets one.
First of all, you have to know that there are two types of dwarf lops: Holland lops and American fuzzy lops. The main difference between the two is that Holland lops tend to be furry and American fuzzy lops are, well, fuzzy!
Dwarf lops don’t always come with pedigree papers, but some breeders will show you relatives of your dwarf so you can get an idea of what it will look like once it grows up. If you absolutely want to get a copy of the pedigree papers, you’re better off going directly to a breeder instead of a retailer.
Dwarf lops basically require the same care as any other type of dwarf rabbits. If you want your dwarf to be healthy, you should supply him with quality pellets and hay in abundance. Hay is full of fiber and is essential to the well being of your animal.
Like with any other type of rabbit, you have to control the amount of pellets you feed your dwarf if you don’t want it to become overweight. Dwarf lops tend to be less energetic than other breeds, but they still enjoy a little bit of physical activity every now and then.
It’s very important that you trim your dwarf’s coat during the summer. This will keep him cool and active. Holland loops require less care than American fuzzy lops because of the quality of their fur. If you decide to go for an American fuzzy, it’s very important that you keep its coat trimmed at all times if you don’t want its fur to mat. Holland lops come in a variety of colors, from dark brown to indigo. American fuzzy lops also come in many different colors. Whether you go for an American fuzzy lop or a Holland lop, it’s very important that you keep their nails well kept.
It’s also very important that you check their teeth as often as possible when they’re growing up. These rabbits tend to have a malformed dentition because of the particular shape of their heads. So it’s very important that you check your pet’s teeth often if you want to avoid problems later on.
So if you want to adopt a brand new dwarf lop, make sure that you remember to buy it directly from a breeder if you want to be sure of its pedigree, take care of his dentition as he grows up, and don’t overfeed him so he doesn’t become overweight. If you apply these tips, your dwarf will grow strong and healthy.