What breed of rabbit is the most calm,docile and child friendly?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Willow's Meadow, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In your experience would a mini lop, rex or other breed be the best choice for a calm rabbit? What other breed?
     
  2. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mini rex.

    We have had the best luck with them temperment wise.
     
  3. chicky_mama

    chicky_mama Out Of The Brooder

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    i have holland lops....they are very sweet and docile
     
  4. Eggstra New

    Eggstra New Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My lop was very, very docile! I could do just about anything with him. He had medical issues and was so tolerant for all his treatments. I'm sorry I don't have any experience with rexes.
     
  5. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every breed has its bad ones and its good ones don't expect to get something that people are saying are docile to turn out docile it could be a mean rabbit that wants to do nothing with you.
     
  6. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Considering I was just bitten by my roommate's Mini Rex last night, I'm not inclined to say them. Honestly I find the dwarf breeds to be too nippy for my liking. For a child you want a slightly larger, docile rabbit. My personal recommendation is the Mini Lop. Most Himalayans are also VERY good about being handled.
     
  7. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Holland Lops
     
  8. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another vote for lops. I LOVE rex, I used to breed the minis, but they are more active then the lops.
     
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm getting Lionheads for my kids, but I really do not know anything about them. So, I am hoping they are not mean.
     
  10. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The giant breeds are uber friendly.
     

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