You bought a bunny right? Now you bring it home, and right as you step through the door a loud “woof!” reminds you that you have a pup. The light scratching on your door reminds you that you have a cat… Now what? Should you introduce your new family member to the family pet?
Keeping in mind that rabbits are prey animals would be a good start when introducing your Holland Lop to your current pet. Little by little is a good rule of thumb and supervision is a must at the beginning.
It all depends on how your pet previously dealt with other animals. If it’s friend or not… either way you should let your bunny in its cage or hutch for at least an hour after getting home, and let your pet smell, and start to get used to the new rabbit.
There are people that allow their dog or cat immediately to get close to the bunny, and there are other people that have a “Don’t even look at my
bunny!!!” rule for their pets. It all depends on you and the animal. If you do decide to let Fluffy or Rex to get to know the bunny, you should remember these
three things: 1) your cat or dog are bigger than the bunny (even if they are still pups or kittens) 2) your pet may be friendly, but it can still hurt or stress the rabbit, when trying to play by accident! 3) Never ever!!! Leave your bunny unattended with your cat or dog, animals are unpredictable… one minute the
dog is a sweet heart the next it’s attacking the poor bunny.
You never know maybe Fluffy and Rex could end up becoming the new bunny’s best friend! But it does take time for it to happen. So be safe rather than
Thank you By: Lari.
Silly kids! Tricks are for bunnies!!!
Now that you have a bunny buddy, you can have lots of fun with it.
Exercising, hide and seek, and toy toss are great ways to entertain your furry friend. Did you know that you can train your rabbit? Yup you can! Much like a
well-trained dog, you can teach your bunny to do tricks!!! So… how do you get ready to train?
First thing is to pick what you want your bunny to do. It can be something simple, like coming to you when you call its name… or hopping on your lap. It can also be other things like: jumping a hurdle, going through a tube, or even learning an obstacle course! Once you pick something, anything, you have to have patience. I know that cursed word! But anything that you do require patience, you cannot give up on what your trick will be. So what next? Well it’s not right away that your rabbit will do the trick; you have to get him interested in it. For example, if you want your rabbit to hop on your lap when you sit down you should sit down, place a treat on your leg, and if the bunny hops on reward it. Keep doing this. Always give the rabbit the reward right after he does the trick. He will think “oh hopping on their lap equals treat” .
If your trick is a little more complicated, you can divide it into steps.
If you’re trying to get your bunny to pick up a toy you should divide like this:
step 1: walk up to the toy. Step 2: smell the toy. Step 3: move the toy with its mouth. Step 4: pick it up. Do each step until he gets it right before moving on
to the next step.
Just something to remember before your training begins! Thank you
Due to the amount of people that have paid deposits for our babies we are now taking deposits only for November/December babies.
We are completely booked out until then. You are welcome to reserve your baby if you wish, but I will not promise for any sooner then November/13.
If any thing become available and you have already paid your deposit, we will be glad to offer you the option of choosing it.
We appreciate how much you love our rabbitry and our Holland Lop and we are delighted that you have chosen us.
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