Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

Netherland Dwarf Rabbits For Sale Sydney

Netherland Dwarf Rabbits
Netherland Dwarf Rabbit and puppy

Netherland Dwarf Rabbits are the smallest pet rabbit available in Australia.  Netherland dwarf rabbits typically weigh from 500g to 1.6 kg which is a similar size to a Guinea pig. Unlike Guinea pig rabbits can be toilet trained.  Due to genetic dwarfism Netherland dwarf rabbit’s have large heads in comparison to their body.  Netherland Dwarf rabbits are in stock most of the year, they are $80 each

Diet for Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

Hay is an essential part of your Netherland Dwarf rabbit’s diet. This should available tto them at all times and is essential for there digestive system.  Recommended hay is oaten, meadow, botanical, orchard  and timothy hay.  Do not get hay and straw mixed up as straw is a bedding and has no nutritional value.  Hay should be 60% of the total diet.

Premium pellets should be 40% of the diet. Quality Rabbit pellets has essential vitamin and minerals that can not be found in hay or vegetables alone.  Recommended pellets is Vetafarm Rabbit origin, Oxbow Young Rabbit and Oxbow Adult Rabbit.  Many large supermarket brands despite fancy packaging are low grade and do not contain the daily requirements for optimum health.  If you are feeding a low grade diet we would recommend supplementing the diet with vitamins available in most good small animal specialists.

Fruits, herbs and vegetables in moderation such as broccoli, mustard greens, apple, pear, brussel sprouts, carrots, dandelion leaves, mint, dill, parsley, wheatgrass and pea pods.  Do not feed your rabbit lettuce

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Netherland Dwarf Rabbits

Space allowance area

Space allowances should be adjusted relative to the size of the rabbit, i.e., larger rabbits require more space than smaller rabbits and Netherland dwarf rabbits are the smallest breed of rabbit in Australia.

Flooring should be constructed and maintained to minimize injury or distress to rabbits. Material should ideally be a solid non-absorbent board and cover no less than 0.1m2 of the total floor space (or 1/3 of the total floor area in each cage). A plastic base or equivalent that is easy to clean and disinfect sucvh as vetafarm cage cleaner is recommended. Wooden or absorbent surfaces are not as affective. Flooring should be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Any wire mesh flooring should be woven or flat (this is preferable since it is easier to clean) although this is not considered ideal flooring.

Bedding should be clean and dry. Recommended bedding materials include cat litter, saw dust or straw. A hay tray should be provided containing good quality hay that is changed daily. Does require a nesting area or nest box. Suitable nesting materials include hay, straw, untreated wood shavings and shredded paper as well.