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Pet of the Week: 3 Adorable Bunny Breeds You Need To Know About

Ever heard of the lop-eared, the teddywidder and the angora?



Looking for a gentle, sociable animal to keep you company?  A pet rabbit may be for you.  Rabbits are known to form special bonds with their owners, and are able to learn tricks through gentle training.  They yearn to be near their humans, but do not often want to be held.  Hence, having a pet rabbit may not be a good idea for younger children who will want to touch and squeeze them.  These creatures will need to time off from their cages to play and exercise.  They will also need to chew on things, so provide them with a good amount of chew toys.  They cannot be left outdoors, and are best provided with a diet of carrot tops, grass and leafy vegetables. There are several rabbit breeds. 








Get to know 3 of the most adorable ones:


The Lop Eared Bunny


The lop-eared rabbit is defined by ears that droop to the sides, as opposed to ears that are erect. A rabbit’s ears and its characteristics are essential to the animal’s survival.  Because rabbits cannot sweat, the blood vessels in their ears located close to the surface help regulate their temperature.  Longer ears are linked to warmer climates.


There are several kinds of lop eared bunnies: the French Lop, The American Lop, The Blue Mini, The American Fuzzy Lop, The Mini Lop and the True Dwarf Lop.


Aside from typical rabbit upkeep and maintenance, lops need special attention paid to their ears which may be prone to infections.



American lop-eared bunny, Chloe, and Tommy, a Blue Mini Lop, are both from Italy. Their Instagram account, @bunnyeddy16_chloe has 37K followers, and describes Chloe as a "Super Model," and Tommy as an "Extreme Sports Athlete." Both reside in Italy. | @bunnyeddy16_chloe



Teddywidder Rabbit


This rare rabbit is prized for its small size and beautiful, high-maintenance hair.  They are dwarf bunnies, growing no more than 4 pounds.  Their hair which makes them irresistible, also makes them very hard to care for, as the hair is prone to matting.  Daily upkeep and meticulous brushing is required for these bunnies. 


The Teddywidder Rabbit | @pfoetchen.spuren



The Angora Rabbit


The Rabbit for Royalty, the angora was brought to France from Turkey, and were kept as pets for royalty.  Today, they are bred for their coat which produces angora wool, is similar to cashmere in texture and feel.  Angora rabbits grow their wool by about 3 centimeters every month.  Religious grooming is essential to keeping them healthy.  Their wool is sheared every three to four months.



The Angora Rabbit | @pfoetchen.spuren