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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#16  Unread postby equestrian<3 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:57 pm


She ended up getting a netherland dwarf :)
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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#17  Unread postby LadyKarli » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:02 pm


My Daughter is 7 and she has a French Lop. He is Huge & Black. he is litter box trained & walks on a leash. He is so tame & also has bee neutered. We are going to bring him into her class for Easter. I think he is perfect cause he is so big. Not tiny & delicate. She ADORES him :)

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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#18  Unread postby Jana15 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:12 pm


Cattle Cait wrote:I'd go with a Himilayan as a first choice. I've never met a mean one and they are small and easy to handle. If for some reason you can't get a Himi, go for a Dutch, Mini Lop, or Mini Rex, in that order.


I would have to second that :bunnyhop:

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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#19  Unread postby lonelyfarmgirl » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:53 pm


I would have to give another vote for himalayan. I have never had one, but I see more himis, by far, being carried around at rabbit shows by the youngest children than any other breed. They just hang there, like ferrets.
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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#20  Unread postby redbunny » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:33 am


I'd always go for Dutch for children. The Polish.......in the UK these animals are rather flighty.....

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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#21  Unread postby rittert3 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:42 pm


HIMALAYAN I normally think small breed tend to have snappy tendencies but Himmies are awesome in that aspect. JMO

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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#22  Unread postby shelly027 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:58 pm


I'm thinking of getting another dwarf rabbit but I don't know what kind to get. I have a mixed dwarf right. indoor pet rabbit. my rabbit right now is a male that is not fixed. I want to get another bunny or rabbit because my youngest wants one and I think it would be fun to have more then 1. so what kind should I get?

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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#23  Unread postby Dood » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:17 pm


You should not get another rabbit until your rabbit is neutered. Male rabbits always fight with other males and a female will get pregnant and you could end up with 6 to 10 kits every month !

It is not easy to find good homes especially for larger or mix breed rabbits and most breeders will cull extra rabbit when they dont find homes for them rather than contribute to the rabbit over population problem.

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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#24  Unread postby shelly027 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:46 am


we are keeping the rabbit we have now. we just want another rabbit to. we might get lionhead & netherlands bunny that is 7 weeks old or mini rex. the mini rex are 9 days old right now so can get one after nov 5th.

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we are keeping the rabbit we have now. we just want another rabbit to. we might get lionhead & netherlands bunny that is 7 weeks old or mini rex. the mini rex are 9 days old right now so can get one after nov 5th.

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I have talked to a breeder about getting a Netherlands or lion head. I have deiced yet.

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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#25  Unread postby PinkPenguin » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:51 am


equestrian<3 wrote:My younger sister wants to show a rabbit because I am, and I was wondering if anybody could suggest a good breed for a child? Fairly small, docile, good temperament, easy to handle? She really wants a polish or a thrianta, but that will just depend on the rabbit itself. :lilbunny:


JERSEY WOOLY! I can't imagine it gets easier than that! I can sit our jerseys down and take care of other things for an hour and often come back to find them still in their spot. I've freaked a few dozen people out at shows by leaving them on the table while wondering off to fetch one of my children...or get a hamburger...

They have medium/long soft coats but you don't actually want to comb them a lot because it will come out easily and their coat accounts for almost half their score! Just let it grow. Only comb them with a cat come very minimally before a show.

We started getting them because our kids were at that time all under the age of five, with one being a baby. Now we have an 8, 6, and 3 year old who all help me at shows. The 8 and 6 year old are able to show at most shows and our 3 year old shows her rabbits at a couple of local shows that allow her to show. They do fantastic! They can make a bit of a mess of their cage because their fur makes their feces a big messier, but we just run a torch over the cage every couple of week and haven't had any problems since.
They weigh about 2 pounds and are very very very docile by nature. We also have Netherland Dwarfs but they are not as calm as the Jersey's. The does do well if they have been bred though.

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Re: Good breed for a small child?

Post Number:#26  Unread postby Bug4H » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:33 pm


congragulations!
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