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User is Offline x3lady
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3/11/2010 11:38 AM

So, I am going to look at a Holland Lop and a Mini Lop this weekend. I've read up on them, and I know that the Mini Lop will be the bigger of the two. I am leaning towards the Holland Lop, just because there is something about him. But, who knows, I could come home with a Mini Lop. I am curious though as to what a 3-4lb rabbit looks like. If anyone on here has a Holland Lop, could you post pictures so I can gage how big they are and get an idea of what size cage would be a good fit? I currently have a larger rabbit cage, but I thought eventually I'd like to make something with NIC cubes. Thanks!


User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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3/11/2010 12:03 PM

My Moose isn't a holland lop, but he is 4lbs.

He's in the bottom right corner of his cage. His cage is a NIC condo, 2 grids by 3 grids.


User is Offline corpathina
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3/11/2010 12:44 PM

sorry for the poor quality, but i just took it with my phone (and i still have a razr, not a fancy shmancy iphone.. lol). but these are MJ's digs and he's 4ish lbs and is part holland lop. not sure if you can tell but the condo is 2 nic grids deep. the red thing is a towel i've fastened over the top part to make a cozy little den area for him. the wood thing next to it is a hutch my bf built for him. you realize how big the whole thing is when you think that the purple thing at the bottom is the standard starter cage from the pet store that i now use as his litter box. haha

but to me, cage size depends on how much time they'll spend in it. i originally thought MJ would be spending a lot of time in his condo. turns out he's a well-behaved boy and i don't have to lock him up every time i leave. still, i lock him up at night (when he's more mischevious) and so it's good that it's large enough that he can still jump around and play a bit.

good luck making your cage! there are so many people that have done some super-creative and cool habitats. don't forget to check the binkybunny "cool habitat" section for great ideas!

 EDIT: sorry, just re-read your post. wanted to add that MJ fits comfortably on the little one-square perch that's next to his bowl (the green thing in the middle near the left side). he sepnd a lot of time there napping and eating. it's the size of one NIC grid. that means if you come home with the holland you'd want at least 4 times that amount of square feet (as suggested by the HRS i think, but i think buns need way more space than that. that's a bare minimum). good luck!!


User is Offline Petzy
Northern AB Canada
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3/11/2010 12:58 PM

In front, grey and white one = mini lop, 6.5 lbs

behind him, brown and white one = holland lop 3.5 lbs

they need the same cage size in my opnion, the smaller rabbits are more active and need the space for that reason.

Photobucket "what happened? did something happen or can I just go back to my hay?"

User is Offline skibunny8503
Champion, OH
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3/11/2010 1:57 PM

Here are mine:

(from left the right) Sandy (mini lop @ 7lbs), Gracie (mini lop @ approx. 4.5-5lbs) and Archie (holland lop @ approx 3-3.5lb)

Since Sandy's the biggest and Archie's the smallest here's a comparison of them next to each other.

They are all adorable, fun and have their own unique personalities. 

This is my cage but we spoil them rotten    It's actually two seperate cages if you look closely.  Archie and Gracie are in the one and Sandy's is in the other (that's where it ends at is where Sandy's sitting at.)  I like the left cage for one bunny IMO It's not huge but there's enough room for her to run around in.  It's 3x4 grids.


User is Offline Petzy
Northern AB Canada
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3/11/2010 2:30 PM
Skibunny, I think it is time you tell the truth about your rabbit condos. It does look suspicious to me. I believe that you are the caged one in your office, see the gate around your chair? This is how your rabbits have person-proofed their condo from you.
Photobucket "what happened? did something happen or can I just go back to my hay?"

User is Offline MimzMum
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3/11/2010 2:48 PM

Wow, skibunny...that habitat is impressive! If you think that's not enough room for them, then I really feel ashamed of my teeny pens for my bunnies! 0_o
Mind if I gleep that pic so I can show the hubby how much room they REALLY need? ^_^

I've been told my Mimzy is a Holland Lop, but I think he's a little on the heavy side, since his last weight was about 4.5 pounds.

 

 

 

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User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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3/11/2010 2:55 PM
aww Mimzy is just too snuggleable.

User is Offline sophie*bun
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3/11/2010 3:14 PM

Hi x3lady,

I have a Holland Lop and she is about 3.5 lbs.
There are a lot of cage options available out there. I found the ones in the petstores smaller and more expensive so my husband and I bought her an extra large dog kennel cage from Wallmart and customized it ourselves by adding a second level for her.
We bought some safe wood from Home Depot and cut out a hole for a ramp and made a ramp to the second floor. We also put blankets for her so it's softer and marble blocks to cool off on in the summer time. She seemed to love it from day one.

Good luck in your bunny search! They are so cute...

 

 

First Level

 

Second Level

 

Sophie in front of her cage (you can see it's size in comparison to the couch).

 


User is Offline skibunny8503
Champion, OH
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3/11/2010 3:30 PM
Posted By Petzy on 03/11/2010 05:30 PM
Skibunny, I think it is time you tell the truth about your rabbit condos. It does look suspicious to me. I believe that you are the caged one in your office, see the gate around your chair? This is how your rabbits have person-proofed their condo from you.


LOL Hmm so that's what all that noise was at night, they were human proofing

 

Wow, skibunny...that habitat is impressive! If you think that's not enough room for them, then I really feel ashamed of my teeny pens for my bunnies! 0_o
Mind if I gleep that pic so I can show the hubby how much room they REALLY need? ^_^

Thanks!  We put stock into zip ties   Just wait until we get a bigger house the whole basement will be dedicated to them probably...that or a big room upstairs


User is Offline MimzMum
Interior Alaska
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3/11/2010 3:34 PM
I was finding quite a few piccies I'd forgotten I'd taken...a lot of them he's in this superman pose...last night he had his feets straight out behind him, but the minute I fired up the camera...the little bugger scuttled under his shelf away from me!
Looking at these I was thinking of how much I want a Flemmie someday, and then realized how thankful I am that Mimzy fits nicely into the crook of my arm! ^_^ I think one of those giant bunnies would squoosh me!
Loppies = <3
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User is Offline sophie*bun
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3/11/2010 3:37 PM
skibunny8503,

You're such a good mom, those guys are 3 happy and lucky bunnies! Want to adopt me? I'll just need a corner please. LOL

User is Offline skibunny8503
Champion, OH
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3/11/2010 4:39 PM
Posted By sophie*bun on 03/11/2010 06:37 PM
skibunny8503,

You're such a good mom, those guys are 3 happy and lucky bunnies! Want to adopt me? I'll just need a corner please. LOL



User is Offline MimzMum
Interior Alaska
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3/11/2010 4:48 PM
lolz...Sophie, I have to say, how does your bun do with all those fancy carpets? And how cute to see that I'm not the only one who puts a cover on top of my bunnies' pen and tops it with a plushie garnish! ^_^
What is the color of your loppy, btw? Mimzy is what they call sooty fawn, but your bun looks lighter and more grey?
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User is Offline sophie*bun
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3/11/2010 5:09 PM

 LOL she loves that tiger, and no you are not alone with the plushies

She seems to like carpet, she doesn't ever chew it, just licks and digs at it a lot.

Sophie seems to really dislike flooring, because she can't get a proper grip and she kind of scares herself everytime she burns out of control...

I believe she is Sable Grey and some refered to her as Siamese Grey.

By the way, Mimzy is so cute!


User is Offline MimzMum
Interior Alaska
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3/11/2010 6:26 PM
Thanks! Your bun is gorgeous...I love grey-ish bunnies. I've also had a few Siamese cats and their coloring is always so neat...so imagine my surprise to find that bunnies can have these colors too...so many varieties!
And yes, believe me, with the amount of plushies I have, (pun impending), I couldn't be alone if I tried...lolz. ^_^ I think a lot of users here have a collection...the "Pix because I'm just silly" thread is overflowing with them.

x3lady, did you happen to have a pic of the Holland you are thinking about adopting? We'd love to see!
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User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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3/11/2010 6:57 PM
Speaking of which MM.. I'm an addict now. Ordered 3 more today... >.>

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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3/11/2010 7:20 PM
*shakes head* ^
MB's hubby agrees MB can order a sockbunny thinking it will stop her or distract her from wanting and asking for another rabbit.
10 sock bunnies later, MB's hubby realises his error. He suggests they get another rabbit (a grey lop in fact) in the hopes it will distract her from
ordering more sock bunnies...

hehe! So is that the plan MB?

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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3/11/2010 7:33 PM
So far it seems to be working lol.

Nah, he's fine with the sockbunnies, I don't spend money on anything else really, unless its something we really need, so he's fine with my sock bunny addiction.

Although a gray lop is definitely in our future lol. Someday.. after M&M are bonded

User is Offline sophie*bun
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3/11/2010 8:35 PM

Thank you MimzMum.

 haha glad I'm not alone.

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