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post #1 of 8 Old 03-05-2009, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Big giant rabbit breeds?

What are some gaint rabbit breeds? And do they make good pets like the smaller kinds? Ive tried googling rabbit breeds but Im not finding anything really...

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About.com: http://www.arba.net/Breeds.htm


This page ^^^ Has pictures and weights......

http://www.pet-rabbit-care-informati...bbit-breed.htm

Scroll down, this one ^^^ has a giant breed list.


We had 3 angora rabbits when I was a kid, (we had other breeds too) but the angora's were my personal fav as they were really easy going and soft and cuddly.....I believe the Giant Angora get to be about 12#s.

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OK, these pics are just for fun, both of these rabbit weight in around 23#'s

The top one is a Flemish Giant and the bottom one is a German Giant. As to why they are both owned by old men is still a little bit of a mystery to me!

Hope I helped some!!!

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Flemish Giants, New Zealand Whites, New Zealand Reds, and Californians(they have markings like a siamese cat), are the most common and popular large breeds. I used to have a pet flemish. He was a house bunny, and lived inside and used a litter box. His name was Big Ben, and he weighed 17 pounds. I used to be the director/manager for a rabbit rescue out of my home. They make awesome pets.
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Arnt the flemish kind mostly used for meat? Isnt that why they are so big?

Thanks for the links and pics Dumas!

I am really considering getting a rabbit. But I dont want it to be small becuase well I like big pets what can I say :roll: ive got a huge cat, rottie..ect. I did have a dwarf mix, and had him as an indoor bunny, but he also went outside and hunge out in the yard but then he found out he could go under the fence so we fixed that, then he relized he could go through the holes. So in the end to more outside time for him. He wouldnt go far just in the next yard where the grass is greener! But he died cause my old dog bit him but shes not aloud with anyone anymore becuase shes turned really mean in her old age. Otherwise everyone gets along....
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that is one big bunny he got there!

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Any breed of rabbit has the potential to make a good pet with the proper care. Even meat rabbits.
I've never had an exceptionally large rabbit, but I've had Californian crosses and Rex crosses that were fairly large, and all of them were just as friendly -- if not more -- as my dwarfs. ^_^
They are a bit messier, I think, and obviously take up more space and food. Otherwise... I can't think of many differences.

This page has a list of breeds sorted by weight: Rabbit Breeds sorted by Size

And the ARBA webpage has links to info on recognized breeds: ARBA Breeds
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I think im going to get the flemish giant, Ive nosed around on CL and local ads but havent found a breeder or any one selling. A bunny will turn up soon :)

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