Mini Plush Lop Rabbit
History of the Mini Plush Lop Rabbit
Bob Herschbach discovered the Mini Plush Lop Rabbit breed at a German National Rabbit Show in Essen, Germany in 1972, where it was known as a Klein Widder. These first Mini Lops were originated from the German Big Lop and the small Chinchilla. These two breeds came originally in Agouti and white colors. A Mini Lop looks like a smaller version of the French Lop.
Hay is the most important part of your rabbit’s diet. Hay also gives your rabbit something to chew on, which helps him keep his teeth filed down. Good quality hay is green and fragrant, and is free of mold and dust. Pellets should only make up a small amount of your rabbit’s diet. They are high calorie and low fibre which leads to obesity and overgrown teeth. Fresh vegetables keep your rabbit’s intestines well hydrated, which helps with overall digestion. There are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt. Seeds, cookies, and crackers, and high-fiber cereals are also off-limits to your rabbit.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
The Mini plush Lops are medium length. Mini Plush Lops are full-arched breed. Ears heavy, fleshy, somewhat tubular near the crown, well furred, extending at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) below the jaw line when vertical- long enough to meet in front of the nose, but not more than 2 inches (5 cm) beyond that.
|The Senior Bucks||3 ½ – 6 pounds (1.3-2.7kg)|
|The Senior Does||3 ½ – 6 pounds (1.3-2.7kg)|
|A Junior Bucks and Does||2 ½ pounds (0.9kg)|
Fur / Coat
The coat of the Mini Plush Lop should be dense, soft and short.
Mini Plush lops are very docile and sweet. They love to play. The Mini Plush Lop is an excellent children’s pet because they are small and gentle especially if you spend time with them every day.