Thank you for taking a minute to browse thru my website. Some of you are regulars and i love to see you are back once again. For you that is visiting for the first time,we are glad you found us!
We are having a very exciting year!
Our rabbitry had received its Usda license now 3 years in a row, we work really hard to follow the guidelines and we do take pride of our clean rabbitry.
We recently added 4 gorgeous Sable Point to our herd and we are working on getting babies with excellent type out of them.
What i love about holland lops is the stout look they have. Such a small package filled with strong bones,short front limbs and body width.
Our goal is to produce great type in Black torts and Sable points so we went ahead and shipped these 4 all the way from Maryland to help us improve our small rabbitry. We do not settle for less as you can see.
We currently have 4 babies out of those Sable Points and expect much more. We plan to keep the best of them and as you know we do grow out our babies.
As we grow them we will select a few that are pet quality and sell them to forever homes.
We are currently holding the First International rabbit show online. The winner will receive a trophy and be Best in Show. We are having so much fun with friends from all over the world!
Our Facebook page reached 200.000 likes and is very active. We enjoy going Luve and have a blast everytime we do. Things are just great,we are loving what we do and doing what we love ,thank you for being part of it all.
Our Goal is to have our herd at its full potential next year and grow our own stock for the Holland Lop Nationals and Convention. That is a huge goal for us because we only keep 20-24 rabbits. Most breeders that show Nationally have 20 rabbits on the table during a show like that!
We are so pround of how far we came considering our beginning and the low quality stock we started with. We are so Thankful for friends in this hobby that has allowed us to have great stock to move us forward. What a great year!
Rabbits are intelligent creatures and they can just sense your level of interest in them. I had the pleasure of watching my babies find their forever homes where they are loved and cared for like any other family member. Holland lops specially will not bond to you unless you are giving them 100 % of yourself. It is almost like God and human relationship, First we need to get to know him based on his own word, The Bible,then we must develop appreciation for his qualities, and finally we strive to develop a relationship with him that is based not in myths but in deep respect and truths.
We must to draw closer to him first then he will draw close to us. (James 4:7,8) We must to get to know him as a person first and slowly develop a relationship based in trust and love.
The same concept applies to almost all relationship, first you get to know someone, then based on his qualities you develop love ,based on his actions you will develop trust ,then finally bond!
Basically it is impossible to develop a relationship with any living thing without first getting to know them. Knowing what he likes and dislikes is one of your first steps, then respecting that person/bunny point of view and preferences would be the very next step. When both of you feel loved and respected, bond happens.
Sometimes I receive messages from people who are well intended but have lacked giving what a pet need and demand that their rabbit bond to them, it's not going to happen.
In order to bond to your bunny he need to be part of your daily life, not a thing on the corner that you look at it sometimes.
I always recommend my buyers to keep their rabbit hutch in the part of their house where they spend most of their time. The bunny can hear you and feel like he belongs. When you first adopt a bunny from me I will tell you exactly what to do and how to develop a relationship with your bunny. It takes time, effort and patience. Remember that you first need get to know each other, just like human relationships. Imagine if you met someone today and at the same time that person was holding you up in the air? Strange right? Same thing for your bunny, although you have watched your baby grow and you are full of love and excitement it will help to step back a bit and slow down.
Lay down and watch him play, do not attempt to pick him up until the bond is formed. You can learn so much from observing your rabbit, his body language and playful habits will let you know when is time to cuddles.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Are you wondering how young is too young for a bunny to leave their mom?
It just depends who you ask! In my opinion 8-9 weeks is the soonest a bunny should leave their mom and that is to be decided on a individual base. Some babies require special care like keeping their bottom from clogging ,others require to be dewormed sooner then the rest to prevent worms and other diseases. Far too many baby rabbits die after being weaned too soon due to lack of beneficial bacteria in their intestines. At around 5 weeks of age a baby Holland lop will develop a better interest in pellets, because his young age he absolutely need mom's fat milk to protect his sensitive digestive system. Here is what the House rabbit society have to say about that, I quote "True diarrhea is more prevalent in baby rabbits than in adults, especially if the babies have been taken from their mother before they are ready for weaning. Sadly, many baby rabbits are weaned too young to be away from their mothers. Instead of being allowed to nurse for a full, normal eight weeks, they are taken away while they are still “cute” and marketable–often as young as four weeks. This can spell death for many of them.
Without mother’s antibodies, complex organic compounds and proper pH environment her milk provides to help protect the baby’s intestines, these babies are highly susceptible to over-proliferation of foreign bacteria. One of the most common culprits of runny stool in baby rabbits is accidental infection by the common human intestinal bacterium, Escherichia coli. This is transmitted from humans to baby rabbits during handling, since these bacteria are all over us, not just in our intestines. Handling an unweaned infant rabbit without properly washing and disinfecting one’s hands is a good way to transmit these opportunistic pathogens. Even a loving kiss on a too-young baby rabbit’s lips can kill. Until a young rabbit is at least eight weeks old, she should not be taken from her mother, as mama’s milk affords protection against E. coli and other bacteria until the baby’s own immune system can handle them." End of quote.
Unfortunately too many young babies are sold before they were even ready to groom themselves, much less to have developed their true personality. The problem is that when breeders and pet stores sells babies that are too young, their personality is unknown as they aren't completely developed yet, as a result more and more rabbits are abandoned each year right around 5-6 months when they become obnoxious and sexually aggressive. Who are we to blame?
Here in Utah, unfortunately I've seen breeders selling them at 5-6 weeks of age because after that, their bunnies go thru the "uglies" a stage where they look awkward and are hard to sell. Specially low quality rabbits look long and not as cute as the photos they once displayed as "showable" STUNNING rabbits. Such breeders breeds all year long ,almost never growing their own offspring and they lack on giving information that will help buyers decide if it was right for them to own a rabbit.
Their sells are unscreened and just about anyone interested can buy a rabbit, regardless of being prepared for a 10 year commitment or not. These irresponsible breeders are to blame for the almost 400 rabbits posted on KSL local classifieds weekly! They are also responsible for many abandoned rabbits at the Humane society.
In my opinion that's ridiculous. Baby Holland lops are so fragile at 5 weeks when such breeders are trying to wean them from their mother's milk to prepare them for their new home, it's like saying that your 13 year old is ready to live on his own!
What can we do?
Please, stop supporting such supplement income, side business!!! Stop buying 6 week old babies, they are not ready to care for themselves at such age. The other thing you should consider is; how will such rabbit develop to be in few more weeks? Is he going to be docile and calm or a skittish shy guy? At 6 weeks they are barely eating solid food and rehoming is very risky at that age, anyone that love their babies would wait until they are at least 9 weeks and naturally weaned!
Be a responsible pet owner and research before jumping to conclusion. Rabbits are great pets, but they are not for everyone.
Babies of all species are undeniably adorable and wanted by everyone. No doubt they are cute and desired but I wanted to point it out that you shouldn't overlook adopting a adult rabbit and here is why.
Regardless of what age you choose I strongly recommend knowing your new pet's past. It will tell you a lot about their looks and personality if you know and can see their parents and where they lived before being placed for sale. Photos specially on social media can be very deceitful. Beware of people who will not show you their habitats or do not want you to see the rabbit's parents.
Rabbits should live long lives 10-12 years of age, so please be sure to adopt the perfect one for you. They all need to be spayed or neutered in order to continue being a great pet, so please plan accordingly.
I receive many applications each month and have to deny them. My goal is to find forever homes for my rabbits, not temporary ones. My rabbits have a excellent home here with me and when they are sold I want them to continue to have the same standard of life. I'm not interested in buyers that "just want a rabbit." Holland lops are amazingly gorgeous animals that need attention, socialization and daily interaction. They also need high quality pellets not generic farmer stores ones. They need High quality Timothy hay too. Rabbits cannot be caged all day, they will be shy, sad and sick if they are on a cage all day.
I encourage my buyers to know the facts about rabbits before buying my rabbits. I do not make it sound that spay and neuter is optional. Because it is not! Rabbits will become obnoxious as they become sexually mature and buyers that do not know these facts, or are not prepared to pay that much to have their rabbits fixed, will end up given them to shelters after few months.
I'm not interested in making a quick sell because that is not RESPONSIBLE breeding.
Rabbits are great pets, but they are not for everyone. Not everyone can afford a rabbit.
Some have bought cheaper rabbits just to get their "rabbit fix" and have regretted not waiting a little longer until they could afford, what they really wanted to begin with.
Another HUGE fact about rabbit is that they cannot be indoors UNLESS they are potty training. I'm not sure about you but I would not even consider a cage with a tray full of urine, smelling in my house. Rabbit's urine smell is very strong specially if they eat grain based pellets. They stain your carpet and stink.
Indoor rabbits must be potty training from early age, they learn from their moms and they will just imitate what she does.
If you want a clean and cuddly bunny do not shortcut. Not all rabbits are the same.
You get what you pay for!
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