Frequently Asked Questions
A Compilation of our most asked questions
ARE THE RABBIT'S FIXED?
Our rabbits here at Blue Sapphire Lops are not fixed. That would be your choice to have your new bunny fixed. Having one fixed can be costly and if you only are keeping one bunny, it may not be necessary. However, having your female bunny fixed is highly recommended as it can help lower the risk of her being territorial over the cage area. Spaying and Neutering should be done around 5-6 months of age by your vet.
DO BUCKS OR DOES MAKE BETTER PETS?
In our opinion, bucks make much better pets. Does can be territorial in their cages which is why we do recommend having a doe spayed if you chose to have a doe as a pet.
ARE THE BUNNIES FRIENDLY AND CUDDLY?
Generally, Yes. Our bunnies are handled daily to insure that they can be shown. A mean bunny will not be tolerated on the show table. But bunnies are individuals, and just like us, they can have days when they aren't up for a lot of cuddles. We picked this breed because in general, Holland Lops have wonderful personalities and are loving, sweet, curious bunnies!
DO YOU HAVE ANYMORE PICTURE'S?
We tend to pick the best photo that we managed to snap to post them on here to find them their new families. These guys don't often sit still and most of the photo's end up blurry. So generally there is one, to two photo's to showcase the individual bunny.
ARE THE BUNNIES ALREADY LITTER TRAINED?
No, the bunnies are not already litter trained. But they learn very quickly! We have provided information you can read on how to litter train your new friend under the care and litter training tab on the home page!
WHAT FOOD DO YOU FEED?
We feed kalmbach Best in Show 16% rabbit pellets. You do not have to feed this brand. There are many brands that will work just fine your your bunny that can be found at pet stores and local feed stores such as Tractor Supply. When choosing a pellet diet for your bunny, you want to pick a timothy based pellet without much fillers such as seeds and those colorful pieces. They are not healthy for your bunny. For hay we recommend a quality timothy hay or timothy/orchard grass. To save money try and buy from a local farmer.
Will my bunny be lonely if I only have one?
Baby bunnies usually get along very well with each other. It is adorable to watch them snuggle, groom and hang out together. However, we do not recommend housing two (or more) rabbits together over the age of 3-4 months unless you plan on having both rabbits fixed. Despite their cute, friendly personality around humans, mature rabbits are territorial and prefer to have their own space when it comes to other rabbits. If you want to try bonding two bunnies, it is best that you pick siblings or bunnies the same, sex and age (within a few weeks) and seek out a local veterinarian to have your bunnies both fixed. Even if both are fixed, it may still not work, and you may end up needed two separate cages/spaces for them.