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Green1234
04-06-05, 02:27 pm
The breeder said that my new rabbit is a lop and showed me both of it's parents. They are both lops and have their ears down, but the ears on my rabbit are up. He is only about eight or nine weeks old. Does anyone know how old he has to be until his ears start to go down?
Thank's for the help!

kelly*cavies
04-07-05, 07:23 am
sometimes on a baby lop there ears dont fall right, they either never totally flop or they half flop... however this doesnt mean there is something rong...she/he is perfectly normal!

xxx

fi5hbone
04-10-05, 09:45 am
when i bought my rabbit, the petshop person said she was a local dwarf cos her ears were standing. but aft some time 1 of her ear started drooping. i got pretty worried cos i tot it was broken or smthing. but awhile ltr both ears were down, making her a holland lop. so i guess its pretty normal for their ears to be standing at a young age =)

Ashley's Gurl
04-14-05, 06:30 pm
My mom and I breed Rabbits we have never had a problem with their ears. You could maybe put a nickel or some kind of coin on his/her ears to help them go down. I promise you it doesn't hurt them at all. I love rabbits more than any other animal.

Slap Maxwell
04-14-05, 07:54 pm
My mom and I breed Rabbits we have never had a problem with their ears. You could maybe put a nickel or some kind of coin on his/her ears to help them go down. I promise you it doesn't hurt them at all. I love rabbits more than any other animal.

You really shouldn't breed rabbits for the same reasons you shouldn't breed cavies. Don't add to the surplus population of rabbits being euthanized every year. Please stop breeding.

Furkidsmommy
04-15-05, 01:14 pm
You really shouldn't breed rabbits for the same reasons you shouldn't breed cavies. Don't add to the surplus population of rabbits being euthanized every year. Please stop breeding.
Ditto on the above comment. Stop breeding.

bunnyluv17
04-16-05, 05:45 am
There are a lot more rabbits being euthanized in shelters than cavies; rabbits are the third most abandoned (and most euthanized) animal in the United States. While most shelters keep statistics on how many dogs and cats they put to sleep, shelters usually do not keep track of how many rabbits they euthanize; so exact statistics can not be found. But the numbers are staggering; thousands upon thousands are abandoned at shelters and then euthanized.

I volunteer at a shelter and work solely with the rabbits and small mammals. It breaks my heart to see these innocent creatures await an uncertain future all because someone decided it would be fun to (or it would be profitable to.... or it would be a neat experience to....) breed rabbits. Most weeks that I go to volunteer, rabbits are "missing" from the last time I volunteered. I am sometimes too scared to ask the staff whether they were adopted or euthanized. Please Please do not breed, for the rabbits' sake.

Unspayed females have an 80% chance of uterine cancer (and there are plenty of other reproductive diseases). You are putting the lives of your rabbits at risk by breeding them.

If you really love rabbits, you will stop breeding and become part of the solution to stop rabbits being abandoned and euthanized. REAL animal lovers don't breed.

Bunny Gurl
04-19-05, 07:58 am
My sister is Ashley's Gurl she knows what shes doing we live on a farm and we don't eat or sell the rabbits we currently only have four rabbits the breeding has stopped.Its all cool now please chill