Lop Rabbit

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A lot of people assume that lop rabbits are low maintenance because of their small size, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Lop rabbits require significant care and could get seriously ill if they’re not being taken care of properly. In this article, I will show you how to take care and raise a healthy and happy lop rabbit.

Let’s start with the diet. The diet of your rabbit should mainly consist of top quality pellets, fresh grass and hay. There are some pellets out there that contain a mix of hay and different ingredients. It’s very important that the pellets you choose are rich in fiber - lop rabbit have very delicate digestive systems.

Vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, spinach and romaine lettuce should only be given to your rabbit once or twice per week. Make sure that you never give iceberg lettuce to your pet or he might come down with a case of diarrhea. Also make sure that you never give potatoes to your rabbit. Potatoes are very high in starch and could cause your rabbit to get bloated or even severely ill.

It’s very important that you watch how much food you give your lop rabbit. Most lop rabbits tend to be inactive, so feeding them too much food might cause them to become overweight.

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You have to make sure that your rabbit’s cage is clean at all times and that it’s padded. Rabbits were not made to live on wired floors, so if you’re going to get a cage with a wired floor, make sure that you provide a resting board to your rabbit.

The rabbit’s cage should be cleaned everyday. I know it may seem extreme, but rabbit urine has a very strong smell. So if you forget to clean your lop rabbit’s cage even for one day, you’ll have to suffer the consequences… And remember that rabbits need exercise to be happy and healthy, so make sure that you let him out of his cage at least twice per day so he can get the exercise he needs.

Lop rabbits are very delicate creatures and they require a lot of care. So before you decide to get one as a pet, make sure that you are ready to put the time and effort necessary to take care of him the best you can.


 
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