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Caring for your Holland Lop
Feeding your bunny
When rabbits are less than six months old, they can be given unlimited pellets and timothy hay. The hay is really important for their digestion. You should not give them any treats until they are over six months old.
Once your rabbit turns six months old, continue to give unlimited timothy hay, but reduce down their pellets to 1/2 cup a day. You can break this down to 1/4 cup twice a day or 1/2 cup at one time. I feed my bunnies 1/2 cup in the morning and then give them a handful of Cheerios in the afternoon as a treat.
We feed our our bunnies Blue Seal Show pellets. You can purchase them at Tractor Supply or on Chewy. For special treats, I suggest fresh cilantro or parsley, BUT THEY MUST BE AT LEAST SIX MONTHS OLD.
Your new bunny is also used to drinking water out of a crock water bowl, so you will need to slowly introduce a water bottle if you want to use one.
Grooming your bunny
Rabbits keep their fur clean on their own. However, they do need combing to reduce the danger of a fur blockage from ingesting fur. This is especially important when they molt. You need to be gentle, but firm enough to get the undercoat out. This is a great time to bond with your bunny. The best comb to use is the Small Pet Select Hair Buster Comb. It can be found on Amazon.
If your bunny is molting, I suggest giving them papaya tablets. I give them a few broken in half. This helps with digestion.
Rabbits' nails also have to be trimmed. They do have a quick, the area of blood supply in the nail. You don't want to trim into the quick. If it's hard to see where the quick is, you can use a flashlight under the nail to see it.
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