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French Lop Rabbits – Make Sure You Know the Facts!

French Lop Rabbits – Make Sure You Know the Facts!

You can recognize French lop rabbits by their large size and their gentle personality. These Lops love attention and they are a mix of the Normandy Giant, the English lop and the Flemish Giant.

French lops are among the most popular show rabbits. So popular in fact that they’ve become know has “king of the fancy” among American breeders. Their gentle nature and fun loving character makes them perfect family pets. Lops love attention and they like to be cuddled, so they make perfect pets for young children.

You can recognize French lop rabbits by their oversized bone structure. They have smaller ears than English lops, but they still stand out and are easily recognizable. They develop what are commonly referred to as dust ruffles around their bottom area which differentiates them form other lops.

French type lops come in all shapes and colors, from solid colors to broken patterns.

It’s better that you prevent your lop from breeding before the age of 9 months. But you also have to make sure that the female doesn’t have her first litter after the age of one year.

The reason is that after the first year, the female lop’s pelvic bones start to merge which can make natural birth painful and difficult. Female lops can have very large litters. As a matter of fact, the average litter for a female French lop is between 5 to 12 kits, so make sure that you’re ready for that.

Because of their rather large size, these lops have a tendency to lie around and not be very active, so they don’t require that much physical exercise.

When bred properly, French lops can make perfect family pets. These animals love company, so it’s recommended that you buy them in pairs so they don’t get lonely.

The diet of the Lop diet is similar to most other rabbits. The diet of the French lop is principally made of hay and pellets. Manufactured threats made especially for lop rabbits can also be given to your lop in moderation. They also love things such as fresh basil, romaine lettuce and coriander. Cauliflower and broccoli should only be fed to your pet occasionally since they can cause gas and make your pet severely ill.

French lops are great for people with large families and they need a lot less attention than other types of lop rabbits. If you want to expand your knowledge of Lops, I suggest that you attend rabbit shows and ask breeders for information. They’ll be more than happy to show you how to raise your Lop properly.