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The Many Different Types of Rabbits Used As Pets

There are so many different types of rabbits. Long ear, short ear, short hair, long hair, dwarf, giant, and more. This is just a few examples.

It’s important to distinguish rabbits that are raised for pets versus rabbits that are not. Where you choose to purchase your rabbit will also impact the type of rabbit you have access to.

Most rabbit breeds used as pets today come from several varieties of European rabbits. Just like dogs they have become domesticated and many varieties have come through specialized breeding.

There are over 50 different breeds of rabbits recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association.

Pet Rabbit Breeds Include:

Holland Lop
Lop
Californian
Angora
Dutch
Rex
Polish
Mini lop
Giant Angora
Flemish Giant
Checkered Giant
British Polish Aka Britannia
American Sable

For more information check out these great books!

What is your favorite breed of rabbit? Or for that matter what breed of rabbit do you have?
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Comments

  1. I used to have a completely grey rabbit. Long pointy ears. I think he was a mix. Greatest rabbit I ever had. Can you please post some pictures and more information. Thanks!

  2. Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I’m having a hard time finding information. How can I protect my house from roaches, ants, etc, without harming our indoor rabbits?

    Any info will be appreciated…thanks!

  3. Hi Bill,
    I would be real careful about a lot of pesticide companies that claim they use “natural pesticide” this is an overused word in that industry. Here is a link to some tablets that work real well. Just keep them out of reach of your rabbit and kids. I have not used it before but many pet owners will attest to it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B4ZNGA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001B4ZNGA&linkCode=as2&tag=petrabbitshomepage-20

    This also looks like possibly an even safer solution
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QJ8CZM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003QJ8CZM&linkCode=as2&tag=petrabbitshomepage-20

    Link to questions about boric acid and pets.
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090309161322AAxVhcb

    I have to put a disclaimer use at your own discretion, I am not a professional or a veterinarian and you should consult them before using anything dangerous to pets or children.

  4. Enjoyed reading your website. Very well done. All the breeds of rabbits make wonderful pets. It’s just a matter of finding one that fits your lifestyle and family!

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