Netherlands Dwarf Bunny

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Mooni the bunny

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Hello,
Recently got a angel bunny yesterday, she is a Netherlands’s dwarf and a month old in two days.
We have little knowledge on her breed and how to care for; not any bunny, but a dwarf bunny. We would like to know more.

She is so sweet, she lets us know when she is ready to leave the cage, she is active, comfortable around us, eats good, drinks normal.

We got her from the pet store, unfortunately they did not do any check ups on her and no shots. How soon should we get her shots?
She also seems to poop a lot. Is that normal? She is only a 1 pond and seems a bit thin, we seem to think the pet store was only feeding her old hay.

Thanks,
New bunny owner(s)
 

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Rabbits should be at least 8 weeks old before they get to new home. Even for terminal meat rabbits, the youngest that people generally wean is 4 weeks. If they were already weaned and sold before a month old.... yikes. Are you sure that's the right age?
Rabbits in the US don't get shots. There's only one USDA licensed vaccine (for pasteurella) and it's not commonly used.
 

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It’s normal for a bunny to have many droppings :3

For a kit and Dwarf it’s normal weight to be 1 pound, my netherland dwarf weighs 1,5 pounds and he’s on the heavier side for his own size [emoji23]
 

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What is the cage setup? Also bunnies don’t need shots. What knowledge do u already have?
 

Mooni the bunny

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Rabbits should be at least 8 weeks old before they get to new home. Even for terminal meat rabbits, the youngest that people generally wean is 4 weeks. If they were already weaned and sold before a month old.... yikes. Are you sure that's the right age?
Rabbits in the US don't get shots. There's only one USDA licensed vaccine (for pasteurella) and it's not commonly used.
Thank you, she is 2 months old. My mistake
 

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I have 2 young Netherland Dwarf bunnies. My small dwarf doe is an escape artist so be sure to carefully watch yours to make sure she doesn't climb or jump her way into trouble. My bun is a very good climber and she's tiny so she can squeeze through impossibly small spaces. I had to shop around for play pens with less than 1" bar spacing because my doe could fit right through the bars of a typical puppy play pen. I found some at Petco that I'm happy with and my doe cannot get her head through the bars. I've seen her try! I think they're designed for rabbits and ferrets. I'm glad I spent the money on these play pens, so far they have proven to be well worth the expense. I tried to get away with the dog pens but it was just too risky.

Lastly, toys. Toys, toys, toys, toys, toys. Buy lots of toys! Make lots of toys! Supply lots of toys! Busy bunnies are happy bunnies! Bored bunnies get into trouble. Netherland Dwarf bunnies are supposedly more active than other breeds so they need plenty of space to play and run and binky. Don't be deceived by their small size, they like to move and they can jump pretty high! It is so funny to watch!
 

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