Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Which Rabbits Make the Best Pets?

You could be forgiven for assuming that one rabbit is pretty much the same as another.  But when it comes to their suitability as pets, some are much better than others.  When it comes to determining suitability as a pet, we take several factors into account:


  • Temperament - Do they enjoy human company?  Are they good around children?  Or are they cranky little creatures?
  • Hardiness - Are they robust enough to be handled easily?  Are they healthy enough to last the distance?
  • Grooming - Do they require a weekly wash and blow-dry or are they happy to groom themselves?

These are the breeds that we recommend considering as pets.  Note that "lilac", "silver" and "tan" refer to breeds in this instance, not to colours:

  • British Giant
  • Californian
  • Chinchilla 
  • Dutch
  • English Rabbit
  • Flemish Giant
  • French or German Lop
  • Harlequin/Magpie
  • Havana
  • Himalayan
  • Lilac
  • Miniature Lop (although like the Netherland Dwarf, some mini lops can be a little bit stroppy;  we have one of those in our office!)
  • New Zealand Red
  • New Zealand White
  • Rex (all types)
  • Satin
  • Silver and Silver Fox
  • Tan

1 in 3 pets go missing.  Inspector Spot tracks them down.  If yours are not registered with him yet visit www.inspectorspot.co.nz today.

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