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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Is my bunny really a Holland Lop and why hasn't his ears lopped yet!!!!

Hello, i am new to this forum and i had some concerns about my new BEW Holland Lop bunny. When i got him the woman told me that he was a pure breed and his ears just hadnt dropped yet. Well he's now about 3 1/2 months old and they aren't lopped. Sometimes they will stick straight out to the side, sometimes they stick forward and sometimes they are sticking up but never lopped. Are my bunnies ears ever going to drop? And is it possible that he may not be a holland lop at all? Thank you sooo much for your help!!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Also how can i clean his yellow feet?


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 01:07 PM
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Aw what a pretty bunny! Congrats on your new addition.

Holland Lops are born with raised ears. I've heard that in certain breeding lines, their ears can take up to as long as 6 months to fully lop.

Also some Holland Lops have what is called "ear control" throughout their lives - I think it has something to do with how their head/crown muscles develop. Some Holland Lops, even pure Holland's, retain the ability to raise up their ears when they want too. How much they keep their ears up I think really just depends on their genetics and muscle development.

You could try talking to the breeder. Ask what the normal age for her rabbit's ears to drop is. She may be breeding a line of Hollands that have ears that take a bit longer to fully lop.

I wouldn't worry about it too much. He may very well still be a pure Holland Lop and may just have wonky ears. But he's also still pretty young, so I'd say there is still a chance his ears will drop.


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Ops sorry missed your question about the stained feet...

The best remedy I've found is to just keep the cage really clean. Eventually the staining will go away on it's own. If you litter train your rabbits, you can make a grate to go over the litter box so the rabbit can't stand in it's own pee. Usually I think the yellow feet is from standing in their urine.

Some rabbits with white feet get green stained feet sometimes too - the greener color is usually from standing on dirty hay. You can try using a hay rack to reduce that.

It'll take some time - but keep the cage nice and clean and the staining should go away


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for your reply! I guess i'll have to wait and see what happens in the next couple months. Even if they never drop i will still love him the same i just like the floppy ear look lol As for his feet, i will try and put a grate or something over his litter box. He lives in a dog crate and he uses a cat litter pan. He is very good at peeing in his litter pan and never pees outside it.


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 12:44 PM
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I would have expected for his hears to lop by now. My holland lop rabbit had his ears hanging down by his side by the time he was 2.5 months old
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