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Types of Bunnies - Comprehensive Information on Types of Bunnies and Rabbits For Pets


Little bunny rabbits have become very popular as pets, especially in case of families that have little children. Adults as well as children choose to keep different types of bunnies for pets, mainly because of their cute and cuddly appearance. Children seem to show a preference for types of bunnies that stay small. It is believed that most types of bunnies make easy pets, as they are quite easy to look after. However, this is not necessarily true. While bunny rabbits may require less care, as compared to other domesticated pets, there are many facts amount them that should be considered carefully, before taking the decision to take on one as a pet.

Types of Bunnies For Pets

Given below are a few common types of bunnies, as well as their traits:

Dutch Rabbits: The rabbits that belong to this type are quite popular, because of their color markings. They are quite active in nature and are very playful too, which is probably why they make excellent show rabbits, as well as pets.

Dwarf Hotot: These rabbits are of a small and stocky build and have a round head, with a broad skull. Their ears are short and furry and their eyes are round and bright. They are quite docile in nature and have a sweet, playful, affectionate and curious personality.

Mini Rex: Since their fur has a velvety feel to it, these rabbits are also generally referred to, as Velveteen rabbits. They are not only affectionate in nature, but are very active too.

Standard Rex: Bunny rabbits that belong to this breed are known for their fur, which is often compared to velvet. Adult female Standard Rex rabbits are known to have large litters, in which they have at least 9 kits, if not more.  Pet experts claim that the female Standard Rex will usually make a good mother, even if it is only a foster mother.

In case you are looking at types of bunnies for pets, you may also want to consider the health concerns that are associated with each species. Fortunately, it is possible for you to get detailed information on the requirements of different types of bunnies and rabbits, such as their average lifespan, food, housing, health care, and so on. However, it may be best for you to speak to a professional pet breeder or preferably a veterinarian for more information on the types of bunnies that you can choose from.

 
  Submitted on January 3, 2012  
 
 
 
 
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