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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    Lionhead Rabbits are really furry around their heads, like a mane of a lion.



    Angora rabbits are fluffy all over, they can look like a giant ball of fur.



    Yes you'd need to brush an Angora rabbit everyday or they will get matted and have knots.

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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    Sorry to answer your question about pellets, I find my rabbits rarely ever finish their pellets. I put just a regular sized scoop (maybe 1/4 cup) in their dish and they don't touch them very often, so I really don't know what the proper amount is. My pigs I measure out because they'd eat way more than necessary but the rabbits have never had an issue with over eating them. They eat their hay and veggies the most.

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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    Thanks. He has a fluffy mane, but his coat overall is different than Romeo's. Maybe he's a mix? I'll try and get a pic of him (must find that camera).

    Well, Romeo eats all of his pellets. I give him three table spoons in the morning - a little is left over at dinner and then I give him four table spoons at night, and in the morning it is empty. I tried to weigh Riley. He didn't really like it. I need to get a better scale, anyway. So how much food should he be getting? I read that Lionhead rabbits are a type of compact rabbit, so apparently dwarfs/smaller breeds should get a little bit more than larger rabbits because of their energy?

    Sorry for all the questions - I just like to be well informed and on House Rabbit Association I found nothing.

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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    The most common thing I've read is 1 ounce of pellets for every pound your rabbit weighs.

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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    Lionheads have fur, whereas Angoras have wool. An Angora does need daily brushing and regular clipping.
    As for pellets, I know some fosterers who give all of their bunnies unlimited pellets with no issues. I think if you give them a generous helping each morning or evening, that should suffice for both of them.

    Also, congratulations for a wonderful first-intro bond! I wish all of them were that easy.

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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    Quote Originally Posted by brindyzoeycandy View Post
    Thanks. He has a fluffy mane, but his coat overall is different than Romeo's. Maybe he's a mix? I'll try and get a pic of him (must find that camera).
    According to a few seasoned angora breeders I have talked to "mixes" of an angora and a regular-furred rabbit produces a regular-furred rabbit. Both rabbits must have a certain gene to produce an angora, which makes me think it's recessive.

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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    On the pellets; the general rule of thumb on a rabbit forum I am a member on, is 1/8th of a cup per rabbit. Their reasoning is that less pellets encourages them to eat more hay. My two are different ages but they both are on 1/4 of a cup each. I have begun to slowly wean this back - and now opt to handfeed some as it encourages interaction with me! I personally tend to follow the HRS guidelines as a general rule.

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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    Quote Originally Posted by pigsforlife View Post
    On the pellets; the general rule of thumb on a rabbit forum I am a member on, is 1/8th of a cup per rabbit. Their reasoning is that less pellets encourages them to eat more hay. My two are different ages but they both are on 1/4 of a cup each. I have begun to slowly wean this back - and now opt to handfeed some as it encourages interaction with me! I personally tend to follow the HRS guidelines as a general rule.
    HRS guidelines actually are 1/2 cup per 6lbs of rabbit. I would not feed 1/8th, or even 1/4 cup per rabbit--unless your rabbits weigh 3lbs--because that is too little.
    In my opinion it depends on the rabbit. I feed my dutch/dwarf [4.5lbs] mix about 1/3rd cup of pellets, and my bigger mix [about 6lbs] 1/3rd of a cup plus a handful of alfalfa-based hay stretcher, to help her maintain her weight, as she has recently lost a lot of weight [intentional, she was obese].

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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverbeat View Post
    HRS guidelines actually are 1/2 cup per 6lbs of rabbit. I would not feed 1/8th, or even 1/4 cup per rabbit--unless your rabbits weigh 3lbs--because that is too little.
    In my opinion it depends on the rabbit. I feed my dutch/dwarf [4.5lbs] mix about 1/3rd cup of pellets, and my bigger mix [about 6lbs] 1/3rd of a cup plus a handful of alfalfa-based hay stretcher, to help her maintain her weight, as she has recently lost a lot of weight [intentional, she was obese].
    Charlee weighs a little less than 3lbs. I dont know what Noah weighs as he hasn't had an appointment with my vet yet (though he is over 2kgs as my kitchen scales only go this high). I would put him at about 5lbs. I do understand that HRS guidelines are a little higher than what I feed, but these are just guidelines that should be adapted to each individual bun. They are both at ideal weights for their bodyshape at the moment so I don't really see the need to adjust their intake. Saying this, I have been hesitant to reduce the amount I was giving them as Noah is slightly bigger than Charlee so would need more..but I have been also working on the rule of thumb that the rabbit forum works on. I think I will stick with my 1/4 of a cup per bun, then handfeed a little extra.

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    Re: Dwarf Rabbit Information?

    Well, I read on HRS that the amount should be 1/4-1/2 cup per bunny. I'm guessing that I should just stick to giving Romeo unlimited and Riley 1/4?

    I have another question - sometimes, Romeo chases Riley, but then the next minute they are grooming/snuggling. (They just were grooming). Is this normal?

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