This is the second part of the best rabbit breeds as pets. Rabbits are great pets because they are adorable and calm. They are great if you are looking for a pet that fits your confined space.
This is one of the smallest rabbits out there. It only weighs about 2.5 pounds. The characteristics of this rabbit are actually very close to Polish rabbits which is why the two are often confused with each other. The primary difference is the latter has significantly longer ears. Another striking feature is that you will notice that its head is a little bit large for its body. These neotenic features are due to dwarfism. That is why they retain most of their features like an infant well into adulthood. This rabbit also comes with different eye colors and colors of coat
This is one of the newer breeds to arise. It only came into existence around the year 1988 but its official recognition came in 2014. This rabbit is best known for its small yet compact body that adopts a rounded shape. This breed was first created in Belgium. It arose from two breeds that have dwarfish features. The result is a genetic mutation that makes this rabbit have a mane of hair surrounding its face that makes it look like a lion, hence its name. The primary thing you should do to care for this rabbit is to feed it properly and regularly. You can simply feed it half a cup of pellets daily as well as a couple of fruits and vegetables that are safe for them to consume. You can feed them those fibrous foods about two to three times per week. Too much of those can lead to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal complications.
This breed arose by crossing a Netherland Dwarf with a French Angora rabbit. This rabbit has a small body with a wooly coat which accounts for its name. This rabbit is so small that the average weight only ranges from about a pound to three pounds. You can also recognize this based on the erect ears, square-shaped head, and overall adorable stature.
Brush through its coat once a week in order to keep it clean and shiny. Do the brushing more often during spring as this is the season when they shed. If they do get their coats dirty, simply wipe the dirt away with a damp cloth. Never attempt to fully bathe this rabbit because that can cause them immense stress and anxiety. These intense emotions may even lead to cardiac issues.