English lop rabbit

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English lop rabbits are very popular among pet breeders and owners alike. They are particularly gracious animals and have dominated rabbit shows for many years. As a matter of fact, English lops tend to be favored by judges because of their winning personality and kind nature.

Most rabbits tend to be hostile to people they don’t know, but English lops tend to be more docile and gentle. This is why they make great pets, especially if you have young children. English lops are characterized by their long ears that drag to the ground and their mandolin shaped body.

English lops are the oldest breed of specialty domesticated rabbits. As a matter of fact, all lop rabbits are descendants of the English lop. English lops have been bred since the beginning of the 18th century and were always considered as the most beautiful of all lops.

But English lop rabbits require special care because of their particular physique. First of all, it’s very important that you keep your rabbits nails trimmed at all times. Why? Because English lops have a tendency to step on their ears and if you don’t keep their nails nice and trimmed, they might run the risk of injuring themselves.

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It’s also important to never pick you rabbit up by its ears. Doing so can cause a serious injury that could lead to their death. It’s very important that you give your English lop enough space so he can roam freely. If you don’t, he will constantly step on his ears and increase the chances for injury.

It’s also very important that you check your rabbit’s ears often so that ear wax doesn’t build up. English lops tend to be sedentary and are not particularly active, so it’s very important that you don’t overfeed them. If you do, they might run the risk of being severely overweight

English lops make great pets because of their kind personality and distinctive appearance. However, they require a lot of care, so you have to be ready to provide everything they need for their well being if you want them to grow strong and healthy.


 
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