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Why Holland Lop Bunnies Make The Best Pets

Updated: May 24, 2022


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Holland Lops Are The Cutest Pets


If you are looking for a new pet bunny, the Holland Lop breed of adorable, blue-eyed, lop-eared bunnies are a great choice to consider. These rabbits are small but still packed with personality. They love to play and will quickly become a part of the family. As you can see, they are very photogenic too!


Holland Lops were originally bred in the Netherlands in the 1950s. The Holland Lop bunny is a dwarf breed and is one of the smallest lop-eared rabbits on the planet! They have always been popular, but in recent years, Holland Lop bunnies are one of the most popular pets on Instagram and it seems like everyone we know wants to bring a cuddly bunny home to their family. At our small family farm, we raise Holland Lop bunnies for sale in New Jersey and neighboring states. Happy Families have been coming from all over the area to bring home a new pet Holland Lop bunny!


Holland Lops are gentle and loving. They love being around people and will often follow their owner around the house like a puppy. These bunnies are also very smart and can be trained to do tricks!



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Holland Lops Are The Best Pet Rabbits You Can Get


Holland Lop Bunnies make the best pets for a number of reasons. They are small, so they don't need a lot of space. They are also very affectionate and can be trained to do tricks. Holland Lops are also relatively low-maintenance, so they are perfect for people who don't have a lot of time to dedicate for caring for a pet, or a lot of money for feeding and upkeep.

While they need a lot of love and affection, Holland Lop bunnies have great personalities that make them great for families, singles, and even older adults. So, if you're looking for a furry friend that will make your life a little bit brighter, a Holland Lop bunny is the perfect pet for you!



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Why Holland Lop Bunnies Make Great Pets


With so many breeds of rabbits out there, why should someone choose a Holland Lop bunny over the other lop eared rabbit breeds? For starters, Holland Lops are literally the most adorable bunnies on the planet, in our opinion of course. We may be a bit biased, because we have been raising Holland Lop bunnies for sale in New Jersey for over 30 years! They have so many amazing features to them that we find irresistible. Not only are Holland Lop rabbits tiny with huge personalities, but baby Holland lop bunnies are even cuter with even bigger personalities.


Holland Lop Bunnies are the most adorable rabbits for a pet. Holland Lops have floppy ears and their bodies are shorter and rounder than most other breeds of bunnies. Holland Lops come in many different colors, so you're sure to find one that you love. They are also relatively low maintenance, making them a great pet for busy families. Holland Lops are known for being friendly and social creatures, so they make great companions. If you're looking for an adorable and loving pet, then a Holland Lop Bunny is the perfect choice for you!



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They Are Small And Low-Maintenance


Holland Lop Bunnies are small and cute, and a great pet for families with small children. Holland Lops are a popular breed of bunnies, known for their friendly dispositions and lovable personalities. Holland Lop Bunnies make great house pets, as they are relatively low-maintenance and quiet. They are also relatively easy to care for, and can be trained to use a litter box. Holland Lops typically live for 8-10 years, so they can provide years of enjoyment for their owners. If you're looking for a small, furry companion, Holland Lops are a great option.


Holland lops are a true dwarf rabbit breed! That’s right, they are a dwarf breed. When bred properly and through carefully chosen genetics they will stay tiny and not turn into Mini Lops rabbits or just some mixed rabbit breed with lop ears which so many people confuse Holland Lops with. We breed our purebred Holland Lops to be right around 2.5 - 3 pounds. Although the breed standard is 2-4 pounds, we consistently breed for small, tiny Holland Lops that weigh 3 pounds and less.


A tiny Holland Lop bunny makes for a wonderful compact pet that’s easy to care for and handle for all ages! Contrary to Mini Lops, Holland Lop bunnies should always be under 4lbs, compared to Mini Lop rabbits which will be much bigger lop-eared rabbits between 4-6lbs. The term Mini Lop rabbit can be quiet confusing, insinuating that they are smaller than Holland Lop Rabbits, but in fact, Holland Lops are a true dwarf rabbit breed. Mini Lop rabbits are not a dwarf rabbit breed. That being said, a smaller Holland Lop rabbit translates to a much more manageable lop-eared rabbit to keep as a pet compared to their larger friends the Mini Lop rabbits.


Since Holland Lop bunnies are such a small dwarf rabbit breed, these little lop eared bunnies make for wonderful pets in many situations. Here at our small farmette in Northern New Jersey, we have had many Holland Lop bunnies for sale in NJ that many people buy for apartment living. With a smaller housing situation, Holland Lop bunnies make for fantastic apartment or condo living conditions.


Holland Lop bunnies can easily be confined to their smaller hutches due to their petite size. Larger lop eared rabbits, such as French Lop or Mini Lop rabbits require much larger housing requirements making space a much bigger issue for the condo or apartment bunny owner. With smaller housing requirements, their hutch and litter boxes can be concealed much easier due to their smaller size. Although Holland Lop bunnies can free roam, which we will discuss in later posts, if they don’t have that access, then apartment living with a Holland Lop bunny is a wonderful choice.



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Holland Lop Bunnies Have Great Personalities


What else makes them such darn good pets is their personalities! Having breed many different rabbit breeds from standard eared to lop eared rabbits over the years, Holland lops have the absolute best personalities. We have raised many types of rabbit breeds from New Zealand, California and Dutch rabbits, but nothing compares to a tiny Holland Lop bunny! Our purebred Holland Lops come from pedigreed parents that are raised responsibly and are some of the most pampered NJ Holland Lops! When raised and bred properly, they will love to be carried around and be a personal companion. They tend to be much less skittish than other breeds we have raised making them so easy for both adults but especially children to handle. They always want to be a part of the action where ever the family is.



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Holland Lops Are Great Pets For Families


From our personal experience, Holland Lop bunnies are a much more of a family-oriented rabbit compared to other breeds. Here in Northern New Jersey, we have the luxury of many different types of rabbit breeders, from standard eared to lop-eared rabbits. With so many lop-eared bunnies for sale, it’s best to do your research and hone in on exactly what you want. Holland Lop bunnies make terrific family pets. Not only will they will follow you around the house looking for treats and loving, but equally as important they are very smart and easy to train. Yes train, both as a personality trait and house training (litter / housing).



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Holland Lop Bunnies Get Along With Other Pets


Holland Lop bunnies have terrific temperaments which make them so great for bonding with any family member, furred or not! We also have a dog and a cat here on the farm in Northern New Jersey, so introducing each Holland Lop bunny early on to the other furred friends we have is very important to us. We find that if makes the transition into your home that much easier for your new lop eared bunny. That initial shock of seeing a new animal can be very frightening, but these little bunns take so easily to the new meetings its very heartwarming. Our customers have told us that their Holland Lop bunnies and other pets have become inseparable companions to each other!



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Holland Lop Rabbits Are Smart And Learn Things Quickly


With the proper instruction and care, Holland Lop bunnies are very quick to learn routine. Similar to a cat, they want to stay clean and tidy so will always urinate and potty in their litter box if trained to do so. Holland Lops take a very short time to learn where to potty and how to get there. Yes, how to get there! Some families don’t want their litter boxes in sight so will relocate to a separate more private room and our Northern New Jersey Holland lops have it down! Super smart to grasp the concept that their litter box is where to go potty and how to get there!



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Holland Lop Bunnies Can Be Litter-Trained


Don’t be fooled though by clever marketing campaigns on Craigslist or other lop-eared rabbit for sale sites, it takes some time and practice. We always tell our customers that although our Holland Lop bunnies are 100% litter trained, they aren’t litter trained to your home just yet! It takes just a few short weeks to teach them the basics of where to go in their new hutch. Remember they have never been to your home, they only know their old homes. So after a couple quick week they will grasp the new hutch and litter box concept and then its smooth sailing.


That being said, don’t be sold by a Holland Lop breeder making a statement that their Holland Lops are already litter-trained. They very well may be, not calling anyone a liar, but that doesn’t translate to litter trained to your home. We just like to be clear and 100% transparent on what you are getting from us. It will just take a little time, however we go over all the ins and outs of how to do this with each and every new Holland Lop bunny owner.



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Having A Holland Lop For A Pet Is Very Rewarding For All


Having a Holland Lop bunny as part of your family is an incredible experience and is more than rewarding for the effort in raising them. Holland Lop bunnies have such cute personalities, are so clean, are easy to care for, and are great as a first time pet. These adorable lop-eared bunnies seek only love and affection from their owners and can live for up to twelve years. Holland Lops are very smart rabbits -- they can be taught behaviors and can even be trained to use a litter box! Holland Lops love being around people and are great with children and other animals.



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Adorable Holland Lop Bunnies For Sale In New Jersey


Thanks for reading our post and next time you are in the market for a Holland Lop bunny in Northern New Jersey, feel free to reach out through email at thehopalongfarmette@gmail.com or Instagram @thehopalongfarmette. We keep a responsible amount of Holland Lop bunnies for sale in New Jersey each month that we can easily love and care for. Our purebred Holland Lops are loved by families all over New Jersey and beyond! Remember it Starts with Love and Affection!

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