Rabbits and bunnies are adorable creatures that are just so lovable. Some are tiny, some are fluffy, and some are giant! With their long ears and their adorable fluffy tail, these animals are ready to steal your heart. Whether you want one for a pet or you just love all things bunnies and simply want to learn more, here is a list of the eight cutest rabbits in the world. So get ready to ooh and aah at these tiny, fluffy creatures!
The Angora rabbit is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbits. This adorable creature is bred for its coat, which is known as Angora wool. Their coat is highly sought after as it does not have allergy-causing qualities like other types of wool. There are 11 distinct breeds of Angora rabbit – and all are fluffy and cute!
The Angora rabbit is a medium-sized rabbit and can weigh between four and 12 pounds. Their ears are large and upright. The most distinguishing feature of these creatures is their fur. Their coats are beautiful, flowy, long, and soft. These rabbits are usually white but can have variations in other colors. The temperament of these domesticated bunnies is ideal, as they are gentle and intelligent, making them the perfect fluffy pet. Some even love to play – you may find that cat toys keep them occupied and happy!
The diet of the Angora rabbit is similar to other species of rabbits. They love hay, fresh vegetables, grass, and more. Because of the silky wool they produce, they can benefit from a diet that is slightly higher in protein than most other rabbits. Additionally, as you should with all pets, ensure the rabbit has fresh water available at all times.
The Angora rabbit can range from $80 to $225 in price. Make sure you buy from a reputable breeder when you purchase one of these cute bunnies. Another option is to adopt these fuzzy little creatures from a rescue center and provide them with a great place to call home.
Jersey Wooly Rabbit
The jersey wooly rabbit is adorable, small, and makes an excellent pet. This rabbit is a popular breed, as they are tiny and have low-maintenance wool-like fur. This species of rabbit is so small that it is considered a dwarf breed. Weighing between only 1 and 3 pounds, these creatures are perfect for those wanting a small animal they can hold in their hands. Even their ears are tiny, only standing a couple of inches tall! Their heads are quite prominent and square, and for this reason, they are occasionally called “mug heads”. The jersey wooly rabbit’s fur is easy to care for and is usually black, brown, white, or gray in color.
The diet of the jersey wooly rabbit is not unlike other rabbit species. Hay should make up 70% of the diet of the jersey wooly rabbit. Their diet should also consist of vegetables, rabbit pellets, and fruit.
The jersey wooly rabbit is sweet and gentle. They make great pets for first-time rabbit owners. In fact, one of the nicknames for this rabbit is the “no kick rabbit” as they do not bite or kick! These rabbits are also very playful, intelligent, and affectionate.
You can get one of these popular rabbits for around $20 to $50. The lifespan of the jersey wool rabbit is between seven and ten years, so make sure you are ready to commit before adopting one!
Lionheads are a relatively new breed of rabbit, only officially recognized by the British Rabbit Council in 2002. Originating in Belgium, these rabbits get their name from the long and luscious fur around their head and neck, which resembles a lion’s mane. They come in various colors: black, blue, chocolate, and gray. Lionhead rabbits are a small breed, averaging just 3 to 4 pounds. Paired with their small size is a lively and energetic personality to match. They are intelligent and curious and love to spend their time exploring their environment.
The diet of these rabbits consists of hay, grass, fresh vegetables, and rabbit pellets. Lionheads make great pets and will be happy to be handled for long periods. However, they do need some time to themselves to be independent and explore. They are easily toilet trained and will make perfect indoor companions, living to be around seven to nine years old.
If you are thinking of adding a lionhead rabbit to your family, you can expect to pay between $50 to $150 for a pet. However, if you are looking for a show-stopping one, they are a little more expensive at around $500.
Flemish Giant Rabbit
The Flemish giant rabbit is the largest rabbit in the world! Because of their size, the Flemish giant was originally bred for meat. However, this practice was soon abandoned as breeding them for show was preferred. An adult Flemish giant rabbit averages around 15 pounds in weight, and they can reach lengths up to 2.5 feet. Their thick fur coat comes in a variety of colors, including black, shades of gray, blue, fawn, sand, and white. They also have large upright ears and excellent vision.
The diet of Flemish giants remains true to other rabbit species and includes hay, grass, vegetables, and protein-rich pellets. Due to the size of these rabbits, they are more susceptible to heat – so make sure they have plenty of shade and access to fresh, clean water at all times.
Flemish giants are known for their relaxed and patient temperament. This makes them great pets for people who love to handle their fur babies a lot. They are also smart enough to be toilet trained! This makes them perfect for indoor living and lets them roam freely around the house.
If you are looking to buy one of these big friendly giants, you can expect to pay around $30 for a basic bunny or up to $300 for a show-quality one.
Holland Lops are a dwarf breed of rabbit that weighs only four pounds when fully grown! They come from the Netherlands (as evidenced by their name!) and are characterized by their long, droopy ears and small size. Their fur is short and dense and comes in many colors. They are chosen as pets for their friendly and sociable behavior, making them perfect for families who enjoy spending time with their animals. Due to their small size, they are most suited to indoor living, away from the dangers of the outside world.
Their diet is the same as other domesticated rabbits and includes hay, grass, pellets, and fresh vegetables. It is also important that they have regular access to fresh and clean water. One thing to be aware of about the Holland lop is its risk of dental issues. If left unchecked, they can develop serious health problems, which can even lead to death in serious cases. Regular checkups at the vet can help them avoid these issues.
The average cost of a Holland lop rabbit is around $40, but some can even sell for upwards of $170, depending on where you are purchasing them from. Show-quality Holland lops can be around $400, depending on their notable features.
Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
As the name implies, this little rabbit is originally from the Netherlands. They weigh only 1 to 2.5 pounds and are one of the smallest domesticated rabbit breeds in the world. They have short, upright ears and brachycephalic faces, meaning their skulls are flattened and wide. They come in a huge range of colors, including white, black, orange, and sable point, to name a few. Because of their tiny size, the Netherland dwarf rabbit is not usually suited to families with small children who may be too rough with them. They can also have temperament issues and may kick, scratch, or bite if they feel uncomfortable.
The Netherland dwarf rabbit thrives when given a diet that is a mixture of fresh greens, vegetables, high-quality pellet rabbit food, and hay. Lastly, fresh water must be accessible at all times.
These adorable creatures can cost anywhere between $30 to $100 if you adopt one and can cost up to $400 if you buy from a breeder. These rabbits can live longer than a typical rabbit and have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years. Make sure you do your research to ensure you can provide a great home for these fuzzy creatures!
The Harlequin rabbit originates from France. This breed is based on the coloration and markings of the rabbit rather than fur and body type. The coloration of these bunnies is what makes them unique and also popular. These rabbits are medium-sized and weigh between 6.5 and 9.5 pounds. The traditional Harlequin is part black or another color and part white or orange. The coloration should be even, with ideally a half-and-half coloration on the head. There are two types of Harlequins – Japanese and Magpie. Japanese Harlequins are generally orange and either black, blue, chocolate, or lilac. Magpie Harlequins are white with black, blue, chocolate, or lilac.
The Harlequin rabbit eats hay and a variety of vegetables, like all other rabbits. Rabbit pellets should be provided, and fresh water should be accessible at all times. Although these rabbits are generally bred as show rabbits, they also make fantastic pets. They are easy-going, playful, and smart.
The price of the Harlequin rabbit will depend on its coloration and pattern of the fur. Show-quality Harlequins will cost more than pet-quality ones. Generally, the price for these rabbits can range from $25 to $200. For show-quality Harlequins, the price could be much steeper. Unfortunately, the average lifespan of these adorable creatures is only around 5 years. With that being said, they can live to be 10 to 12 years old in some cases.
The pygmy rabbit is native to the United States and is the smallest species of rabbit. The pygmy rabbit is around 9.3 to 11.6 inches long and weighs less than a pound! The most distinguishing feature of this creature is its minuscule size. They also have short ears and tiny hind legs. These rabbits have short gray fur.
A fun fact about the pygmy rabbit is that they are the only leporid native to North America that digs its own burrows! They use these burrows for shelter, thermoregulation, and safety.
Pygmy rabbits are herbivores, and their primary food is big sagebrush. However, they also eat grasses and forbs when they are available.
Unlike the other rabbits listed, the pygmy rabbit is not domesticated. Therefore, there is no price tag on these adorable bunnies. Because they are wild, these rabbits cannot be kept as pets. They are flighty and skittish, so these rabbits can only really be observed from a distance. If you are still set on adopting a pygmy rabbit, instead, look for a similar species of rabbit, specifically dwarf breeds!
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