Which Rabbit Should I Choose as my Next Pet?


Rabbits are the third most popular pet behind dogs and cats, but so often this category is overlooked when choosing a new family pet for your home.  Rabbits have a long life span, so be prepared to care for this pet through the long term.  They are also unique animals who form tight bonds with their families, and are relatively low maintenance pets.  Take a look at the pictures as a first step to choosing what kind of rabbit your family may want.

American Blue Rabbit
The American Blue is a nice size rabbit with a very gentle temperament which also make great show animals.  It is a large breed so once adulthood is reached, they will be between 9 – 12 lbs, so larger cages will be required.  There is usually a waiting list of some sort, as this is a rarer breed of rabbit.

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
The main feature of Netherland Dwarf rabbits is their small size, weighing only 2 to 2 1/2 lbs.  They are very compact, with short little ears that stand straight up.  Their fur is short, dense, soft, and glossy.

Holland Lop Rabbit

The Holland Lop is the smallest and the most popular of the lop-eared rabbits.  Both the Holland Lop and the Mini Lop are miniature versions of the Lop-eared Rabbit, bringing joy to countless families.  These are very mellow rabbits that are easy for beginners to care for and handle.  Holland Lops love to play and hop around, and don’t require a lot of space.

Jersey Wooly Rabbit
Jersey Woolies are dwarf size rabbits, reaching approximately 3 lbs. at maturity.   They have a very small body shape, small ears and bright eyes.  One of their most distinguishing features is the cap of fluffy wool atop their heads.  These rabbits do require a bit more grooming than other rabbits, as their fur is longer and finer.

Dutch Rabbit
The Dutch rabbit is a fairly small rabbit, with ears that stand straight up and powerful back legs that are longer than the front ones.  This rabbit is always white with the addition of another base color, and on average will weight between four to five and a half pounds.  They are one of the most popular rabbits kept as pets today.