A Dutch rabbit can make a great pet for someone looking for an alternative to a cat or guinea pig, but they are definitely more work than a typical caged pet.
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An adult Dutch rabbit usually weighs about 4.5 pounds but can vary in weight from 3.5 to 5.5 pounds. They are considered to be a small- to medium-sized rabbit and should not be confused with the smaller Netherland dwarf rabbit.
All rabbits, including Dutch rabbits, need a lot of space to run and play, but when they aren't hopping around, they also need a secure place to sleep.
If you choose to use a bedding in your Dutch rabbit's house, avoid cedar and pine shavings. These can be aromatic and contain oils that cause respiratory and skin irritation.
Like other rabbits, Dutch rabbits need to eat a variety of vegetables and hay to stay healthy. Depending on the weight of your bunny, 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of rabbit pellets (without seeds or colored pieces) can be provided,
Dutch rabbits can unfortunately develop a variety of health problems. Some of the most common issues seen in rabbits include:
Dutch rabbits are very smart and can be trained to do simple tricks, come when called, and use a litter box. Some people even teach them to walk on a rabbit harness and leash or fetch toys.
Dutch rabbits have short hair so they are very low maintenance when it comes to grooming.
Dutch rabbits may cost more than you expect to care for. This is due to needing to provide fresh vegetables, hay, and pellets on a daily basis. Expect to spend around $50 a month just for food and another $10-$20 on toys and bedding.
Rabbits require a lot more space and attention than many people think, but they're also very personable pets. Dutch rabbits have unique personalities and are very calm animals.