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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Anyone familiar with breeds? (Pics)

I have a 4 month old bun. At the pet shop they told me its a Netherland Dwarf. But he seem to be a bit big for that, ears not as small. He weighs now about 0.9 kg. I hope someone can help me out! Thanks a bunch!!!
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oops here are the pics!
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post #3 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 12:55 PM
 
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Miyabita helped me figure out what my girl bun is. I'm sure she can help you once she sees this thread.
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 01:24 PM
 
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I have a blue Netherland Dwarf...not sure of his weight but this is what he looks like. Approximate age is 9 months (he was a rescue)
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I have a 4 month old bun. At the pet shop they told me its a Netherland Dwarf. But he seem to be a bit big for that, ears not as small. He weighs now about 0.9 kg. I hope someone can help me out! Thanks a bunch!!!
I'm not sure what he is, he's cute!! But I don't think he's a Netherland. I hope you figure it out though!
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post #6 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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That's what I thought! Pet shop people are ignorant and want only to sell their buns. I told the woman that I dont care was it it because I loved him already and I wasnt going to return him. She was even telling me that vets dont know nothing about rabbit breed and that she knew for a fact it was a Netherland Dwarf! Your bunnies are a cuties!!!! And the Blue Netherland Dwarf looks so much smaller than my 4 month old bun!!!!
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He may have some dwarf in him, but I'm sure he's a mixed bun. Do you know how much he weighs?

I noticed that you use wood shavings. What kind are they, if you don't mind me asking? Many kinds of wood shavings can be harmful to bunnies.
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My bun is about 0.9 kg. I dont know how much lbs it is. I'm using Aspen wood shavings. I've heard that Pine and Cedar are not good.
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My bun is about 0.9 kg. I dont know how much lbs it is. I'm using Aspen wood shavings. I've heard that Pine and Cedar are not good.
What is 0.9kg in lbs?

Most wood shavings can cause liver damage. Mandie (Chinchilla Girl) uses Aspen and says Aspen is safe though.
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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 02:26 PM
 
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Oops, I just saw that you don't know what it is in lbs.
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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 02:27 PM
 
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He looks like he's going to be a medium size bunny. He actually looks a lot like Mojave, a bunny that I used to have. He was about 5 lbs.
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post #12 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info! I think my bun is twice the size he was suppose to be. Most of the people want the smallest bunnies that's probably why pet shops lies about their breeds. I was told the color of mines is Agouti but a real Netherland Dwarf.....
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post #13 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 03:09 PM
 
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The agouti part is right, (wow, I'm surprised they knew that! ) but he's not a purebred Netherland Dwarf.

I get all my animals from rescues but I went to a pet store a few weeks ago to get catfood. They sell bunnies there and a girl that worked there told someone that one of them was a dwarf. He definitely wasn't! Thats so wrong that they lie about that. They should just tell the truth so people know what to expect.
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Yup, Aspen is perfectly fine...no oils or other harmful things and mine like to chew on them too, so I definetly wouldn't be using Aspen if it wasn't safe I also use it for the chinchilla's bedding.
I would agree, you bun is probably a mix and it's very possible he has some Netherland in him, but he's definetly not pure bred. I wonder what he's mixed with!
Oh and 0.9 kg is 1.98 lbs...are you sure he's 0.9 Kg?
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That's what my vet told me on the last visit about 3-4 weeks ago. 0.9 kilos, he was 14 weeks. If I ever go back to that pet shop and I hear a lie, I wont be embarrass to cut in and tell the truth. Some people dont have big places and prefer a smaller rabbit. When it grows then they give the rabbits up!
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