Holland lop rabbit diet should be made of mostly fiber from Timothy hay and other grass hay like brome, orchard and rye and others.
Pellets should be fed in moderation as recommended by your vet.
Rabbit pellets: Plain Timothy/alfalfa based pellets low in calories and high in fiber are best for adult rabbits. They also need as much fiber as they can get. 18-23% is just the right amount.
Adult rabbits: They need 15% protein to maintain their healthy weight.
Babies: 3-12 weeks of age rabbits need at least 16% protein (Baby Formula)They could also have Timothy hay with his mother.
Pregnant does and lactating does : Needs 18% protein and a little bit of carbohydrates. A pregnant doe should eat the Adult formula until she kindled. Then it is recommended that she should eat Baby formula free choice until she naturally weans her babies, at that point she should return to her regular adult formula.
1 teaspoon of Old fashioned rolled oats will provide her with the extra carbs needed during her pregnancy.
Different from other small animals, Holland lops rabbit not only love running, jumping and interacting with humans, they need that social contact to continue friendly and healthy.
They are mostly active at dawn and dusk, they take several naps throughout the day. about 3-5 hours playtime is necessary each day.
Neuter and Spay
Having your rabbit fixed its a need, not optional like many make it sound. If you are looking for a house rabbit, that likes your companionship and is healthy for the next 10-12 years, spay and neuter is a must. They reach sexual age as early as 3-4 months, it is recommended to get them fixed as soon as the signs occur. Rabbits that are not fixed can become aggressive and shy.
Ask your vet for more details.
Rabbits does not need lots of sugar in their diet. If you like to give your rabbits treats,just start with a little parsley/cilantro/kale leaves every other day and see how he reacts. My rabbits eat greens from our garden.
Water must be clean and fresh at all times. I feed water with a water bottle, however if you can provide a clean heavy bowl with fresh water for your bunny daily, they can use a bowl.
I recommend using a cat litter pen filled with Aspen Wood Shavings. I have never used any other type of litter, so I recommend using Aspen.
Cage or Hutch
The key factor on deciding where your Holland lop rabbit will live is size.
Rabbits are not like rats or hamsters that live all their lives in tiny cages. They need free running time and exercise to be healthy, but while in their cage they also need space to stretch out and stand comfortably. We recommend buying something with a single floor and at least 4 times the size of your rabbit.
I prefer wood floor, however a solid bottom is a must.
Rabbit has a lot more teeth then most people know,28 to be exact.
Their teeth were developed to eat hay, leaves, twigs and bark in the wild, for that reason they never stop growing. When you feed your rabbit pellet alone or even vegetables, he will not wear out his teeth as it was supposed to. Only hay keeps their teeth trimmed and healthy. Some teeth problems are generic and you should carefully examine your rabbit prior to adopting or purchasing it, however you can help a healthy teeth stay healthy by providing Timothy hay free choice daily.
Regular nail trimming will be easier, if your rabbit is used to being handled. Hold your rabbit daily and he will get use to it. We recommend trimming their nails every 30-45 days.
Fur grooming is very important as rabbit groom themselves several times per day, ingesting all that fur can cause a blockage in their gut. You can help your bunny by brushing him weekly.
Check out the comb I use HairBuster Comb
Rabbits are very clean, they only need spot cleaning. No bathing needed.