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Last Post by x liddo bunny x at 4/10/2007 4:28 PM (14 Replies)
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User is Offline fld
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4/01/2007 8:48 PM

Hello everyone,

I am thinking of getting a bunny, and I was wonder are there bunnies that stay small. Like really small? smaller than a fist maybe?

Because of I heard from a friend there are bunnies that called Micro-Bunnies, but I had no luck finding infomation about this.

I thank you in advance for you concern and aid on tihs matter.

 

 


User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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4/01/2007 10:12 PM
welcome fld,

i have never heard of a micro-bunny. the smallest bunnies that I know of are the netherland dwarf rabbits who can weigh up to 2 1/2 pounds. the one thing to consider is that dwarf bunnies are often more high strung than their larger counterparts.
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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4/02/2007 5:15 AM

Ive never heard of micro bunnies. To be honest, sounds kinda bad. Ive heard they have done that to cats and they are all deformed looking.

I have a netherland dwarf. She is so cute with buggy eyes but we have had her for two years and she is still always nervous. Shes always running around or hiding. She rarely lets us love on her and if we try and pick her up then we know for several days we wont be seeing her because shes upset. She never stays in the same place very long.

Carrera 6yo Mini Rex
Pookie 5yo Dwarf
Cooper 2yo old Mini Lop
Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex

User is Offline nitetygress
Berkeley
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4/02/2007 7:29 AM
I havnt heard of rabbits that small either.  I think it might have originated from a photoshop job online or maybe pictures of baby rabbits which are small but do grow up to be at least 2 pounds.  I agree that the smaller your rabbit the more high strung they are.
Proud mommy of Cassandra Bella aka "Cassy" the mini rex and her Husbunny Alexander the Netherland Dwarf/Hotot Mix

User is Offline x liddo bunny x
Fullerton, California
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4/02/2007 8:15 AM
well i have holland lops and i heard they only get to 3-4 lbs. they are really friendly but depends on the bunny it self sometimes. right now my buns are really small and i live in an apartment and they seem to do fine. =) mine are about a foot long when they lay flat down and relaxed (lazy mode =P) but when i hold them they get all tiny and their bum fits on my hand. and my hands are tiny (15 cm long 9 cm wide) not sure if that is small enough for you but if you really want something that completely fits into ur hand maybe a russian dwarf hamster is for you. my mother has one and he is the cutest thing. (not cuter than my buns though =P) he is chubby and fluffy. mine is also taught how to use a litter box and he likes to sit in my dad's breast pocket and sleep. he is very friendly to others too. but depends on you. if you want a friendly animal what ive learned is to put ur hand in a cage or where ever and see which ones come up to you and try to pet it. if it lets u most likely hes going to be friendly, if he sits there and does nothing mostlikely hes scared and will be harder to tame. (that wasnt the case for my buns though, mochi and emo(pochi) were both scared and timid but mochi is now more friendly than emo but both are still a little scared. takes time and lots of LOVE to tame any pet)


hope that helped
my name is Carolyn and my precious babies are 2 holland lops named Mochi and Emo and a uhh uhh not sure what he is.... but his name is Moogle

User is Offline dmh426
Syracuse, New York
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4/02/2007 3:11 PM
Might it be "mini" and not "Micro". ??? There are such things as mini rexes. They are approximately 3-4 pounds. I've never heard of a bunny being smaller than a fist.

User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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4/02/2007 4:21 PM

lol

I have a minirex and there is nothing "mini" about her! lol She is 5lb and my little dwarf is 2lb.

Carrera 6yo Mini Rex
Pookie 5yo Dwarf
Cooper 2yo old Mini Lop
Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex

User is Offline DAWN
Perth, Western Australia
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4/02/2007 5:24 PM
Lily was a dwarf lop ... very cute but also very skittish and would run a mile. The 13 months I had her she never approached me outside her pen area ... in her pen she was ok for a while but if she had enough she would hide in her box until I had finished cleaning her out.

It was a shame really ... she was so different from my Moggie bunny 'Sprinkles' who adored affection and would sit on my lap for ages being petted. Sprinkles preferred human company against bunny company. Sprinkles was like a 'puppy' (sometimes I think she thought she was), forever following me around the house, would love being out in the garden helping me. I could even have her out the front garden and she would never run off and if she did wonder a bit I just had to call her and she came a running.

The next bunny I get will be a big lump of a thing ... I would love a bunny that I could just hang out with and have some lovely qualities like Sprinkles.

But all depends on what you are looking for.

Good Luck Bunny Hunting!

Dawn
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User is Offline fld
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4/04/2007 5:42 PM
Thank very much for everyone whom replied, and I am grateful to have your thoughts on this matter.

I've decided to go with a Mini Rex, which was probably the cutest one they had left. I shall take a few pictures of it soon. Whether how small or big it will grow, I guess I will have to accept to whatever size it will reach.

But as for the moment, I am kinda concern about the bunny being uncomfortable with her new home. How long may I ask some of the board members here, for their bunnies/rabbits to settle down?

I don't want the her to be unhappy, is there anyone way to assist her? Or shall I just let her adjust to her new home?

Thank you all once again, for your concerns and your assistance on this matter.

User is Offline x liddo bunny x
Fullerton, California
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4/05/2007 9:16 PM
well, i bought mine 2 weeks ago and they are settling down fine in their cage but as for out farther than the door, they are a little iffy but still curious so they will wander (dont want emo to wander too far though, still not fully potty trained) i think they will learn to settle down with humans in due time but you need to be patient with them. dont want to make them really fearful of you or to have them eating bad. they may not seem to like it at first but with time and love, they will learn that you are not as bad as they think and they will love you back as much as you love them. =)

please post pictures soon. ^ ^
my name is Carolyn and my precious babies are 2 holland lops named Mochi and Emo and a uhh uhh not sure what he is.... but his name is Moogle

User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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4/08/2007 8:37 PM
it's a great idea to check out the bunny info section of binky bunny to help you determine what things you'll need to have before bringing home your bunny. there is also lots of information regarding litter training, diet, toys, health and behavior. there are lots of important things to consider - like making sure the bunny's housing is large enough and doesn't have a wire bottom floor.

much like people, bunnies all have different personalities. some bunnies will feel at home right away, and others may be nervous and it will take some time for them to feel safe. with a nervous bunny, it can really help to get on their level. lay on the floor, reading a book and most bunnies will come over to investigate you.
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline fld
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4/09/2007 10:29 AM

As promised, here is a picture of the bunny I have. I named her Sophie. And thank you very much your tip and guide Gravehearted. I am actually starting to litter train Sophie now.

 


User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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4/09/2007 1:11 PM

WELCOME FLD!

There are micro rex bunnies, but they are rather rare and I only have heard of a few breeders working with them.   I decided to do a google search when I saw your post, and I remember seeing one for sale for $350 bucks.    Because, as far as I know, they haven't been around that long, there are probably health issues still to work out.  For example, smaller breeds, like netherland dwarfs can be susceptible to malocclusions.     

The bunny you have given a home to is beautiful, and rexes are known for their wonderful disposition (I don't know anything about the micro disposition).   

The best way to get a bunny to settle in is to let him/her hang out in their place for a few days.   Sit by them, but don't try to reach for them IF they seem shy.   Just get them to trust you.  In bunny language, ignoring each other is a sign of non-aggression.   Out of curiosity, your bunny will eventually come up to you and sniff you, and then you can offer a treat or a rub on the head and see what happens.

Some bunnies settle in within hours, others within days, others it can take weeks.  It's all about your bunny  and how you handle yourself.  It is hard not to reach for and hold the most adorable sweet soft bunny face.   It's almost torture!  But it will make your bunny feel safer if you allow him/her to approach you, not the other way around for the first few days or so.

How old is your bunny?  Do you plan on spaying/neutering?  


User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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4/09/2007 4:34 PM

Sophie is beautiful! She has such pretty coloring.

Carrera 6yo Mini Rex
Pookie 5yo Dwarf
Cooper 2yo old Mini Lop
Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex

User is Offline x liddo bunny x
Fullerton, California
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4/10/2007 4:28 PM
oh my god!!!! SOPHIE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!! looks so tiny and curious. id sometimes rather have a curious bun. =P
my name is Carolyn and my precious babies are 2 holland lops named Mochi and Emo and a uhh uhh not sure what he is.... but his name is Moogle
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