Holland Lop Bunny Care
Hay: Bunnies under 6 months old need a higher fiber diet than adult bunnies so feeding Alfalfa hay or a mixture of Alfalfa and Timothy is recommended. After 6 months old ,switch to Timothy hay.
Pellets: Baby bunnies under six months of age should get unlimited hay and pellets. Once they are over six months, they can have about 1/4-1/3 cup of pellets a day along with access to hay throughout the day.
Veggies: While rabbits love vegetables, do not feed them any until they reach 6 months of age. Their bodies aren’t quite ready to digest fruits and vegetables at this age and it can be very dangerous to their health.
Holland Lop’s thick coats keep them warm and cozy during the winter months, however heat can be deadly for your sweet bun! Rabbits always need access to shade and water. In warmer climates check their water multiple times per day. They drink about as much as a small dog. When temperatures are in the 80’s or above help cool them off by leaving a frozen water bottle in their enclosure, wetting their dirt, or bringing them inside for the day.
You might notice a change in your bunny’s behavior around 3-4 months. These hormonal changes mean it’s time to contact your vet about getting your bunny spayed or neutered. Hormone levels should drop within the first couple weeks and your bunny behavior should return to being more calm and easy to handle.
Please contact us at any time with any questions on your new bunny pet!