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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Fully grown at what age?
Last Post by MiniLop at 1/06/2009 11:19 AM (13 Replies)
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User is Offline MiniLop
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1/04/2009 4:11 PM

At what age can I assume my mini lop has reached his full size?


User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
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1/04/2009 6:24 PM

Hi! After one year you can assume your bun has reached adulthood.  Just FYI - From 7 months to one year, rabbits are considered in their "teenaged years."


User is Offline MiniLop
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1/04/2009 7:14 PM

K, I was told he is 4-6 months old and won't get any bigger but I guess that is wrong.  She also never fed him any hay but lots of veggies.  Is that okay?


User is Offline jerseygirl
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1/04/2009 7:27 PM

Hay is pretty vital. At this age, you can give a mix of Alfalfa and Timothy, then just Timothy or other grass hays for adulthood. The hay is important fibre to keep the gut moving and preventing hair blockages. When the gut slows and goes into Gastro Intestinal Stasis, a rabbits health can deterioate very rapidly. There are some diet recommendations under Bunny Info tab at top of page. It suggests minium 2 cups veggies/day for adult bunnies and ALWAYS provide hay!

Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Beka27
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1/05/2009 5:34 AM
it might vary on the bun too. at 6 months, he may not get any bigger... but there's no way to tell for sure what his full-grown size will be til he reaches adult-hood. i figure (like with humans) they can probably have late growth spurts... mini lops are usually not very large, probably not more than about 7-8 pounds, i think many of them are more like 5-6 pounds. that would be considered a medium size bunny.

like Jersey said, it's important they receive unlimited grass hay as an adult. for now you can offer grass hay and a little pinch of alfalfa. also, limited timothy pellets after 7 months (no more than between 1/4-1/3 cup depending on what weight he is, i don't believe you said...?) veggies should be fed daily, 2 cups a day at least. try and do 3 different types per day. you can visit the BB diet section for more info on safe veggies.
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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1/05/2009 7:37 AM
Oh yes you'll definitely want to feed hay; If he's never had any I'll bet he'll really like it! Timothy is best but any grass hay(Orchard, brome, oat) is fine as well. Depending on where you live you can see what's available. Veggies are great for them to have, you'll want to feed one new kind at a time, just in case your bunny has a senstive tummy. At six months your bun is probably mostly full grown, I wouldn't expect a big growth sprint after that, maybe just some plumping/filling out.
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User is Offline jerseygirl
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1/05/2009 11:04 AM
Nearly forgot - hay also helps keep the teeth from growing molar 'spurs'.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline skibunny8503
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1/05/2009 11:07 AM

I was thinking this the other day...thanks for asking!  Oh good, I'm glad I won't have to worry about him getting any bigger, it's hard enough to hold the big guy! 


User is Offline sweetbluebun
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1/06/2009 5:45 AM
Does anyone know how big holland lops get? I thought not much bigger than my Netherland dwarf, but Guppy is the same size as my adult ND and he's only 3 months old!!! I saw Guppy's parents and they didn't look that big, both were only 3 lbs but maybe it's because Cheeky wasn't next to them so I couldn't see the context of it.

User is Offline Beka27
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1/06/2009 5:57 AM
Hollands are i think betw/ 3 and 4.5 pounds full-grown. they are the smallest breed of lop.
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User is Offline sweetbluebun
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1/06/2009 6:15 AM
I guess 3lbs is supposed to look pretty big compared to my ND's 2.5lbs! Thanks for the info

User is Offline MiniLop
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1/06/2009 11:08 AM
He appears healthy, should I assume theres already been damage from him not getting hay or is he okay as long as he gets hay from now on?

User is Offline Beka27
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1/06/2009 11:16 AM
not at all!

many of our bunnies (mine included) are rescued buns that had less than ideal (or AWFUL!) diets/housing/care etc... before being rescued and adopted... it's never too late to start them on a good diet... it's great that he's used to veggies, they are another very important part of the bunny diet, and i bet he's gonna love all that yummy hay!
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User is Offline MiniLop
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1/06/2009 11:19 AM

He ate the hay instantly.

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