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The Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

A cherished family pet

If you're reading this, you already know that the Netherland Dwarf rabbit is adorable. But there is more that meets the eyes with this snuggly bundle of fluff.

The NDR is also a spirited animal, highly intelligent and sensitive, with complex emotional and physical needs that must be met in order to make it the perfect pet for your family. 

Even though they are the smallest rabbit breed of all with a maximum weight of 2.5lbs, they still need a spacious cage to move around.  Although small, the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit is an energetic animal, more so in relation to its size than larger breeds. I would recommend a cage no less than 3 feet long by two feet wide if the animal is not allowed time out of for play every day. No matter the size of the cage, rabbits need time out to run and play as well as bond with their owners. The key to an affectionate and cuddly bunny is frequent interaction. 

They will also need high quality pellets (with a 16% protein content, no more) and Timothy hay as well as fresh vegetables in adequate quantities all their life, which can span as much as 10 years.

Before you commit to adopting a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, I urge you to research both the breed and the ownership of rabbits in general to make sure both you and your pet live the best, happiest life possible together. 

I am always available to answer questions and give support to my customers, but you should research your new pet's needs thoroughly before the pick up day to make sure you know how to take care of your rabbit. 

Here is a short list of dedicated websites to help you learn everything about the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, and bunnies in general,

There are many more resources out there, but the above are a good starting point! So, go ahead, read on, look at wonderful pictures and youtube videos and learn everything you can on rabbits and their care before deciding to purchase a rabbit from Eclipse Rabbitry. Your new pet will love you for it!

Purebreed Rabbit Resources


American Rabbit Breeder Association


American Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Club

Rabbit Breeders US

Online directory

Rabbit Care / Behavior

My House Rabbit

Care, Health and Behavior

The Bunny Lady

Care and Behavior
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