Fequently Asked Questions:
Is it possible to visit your rabbitry?
To give you the best experience and keep our bunnies healthy, we welcome you to visit our rabbits when the babies are around 5 weeks old. At that time they are ready to reserve with a down payment. Please check the New Litters page for exact dates for a particular litter. We usually schedule visits in the afternoon, but other arrangements can be made for special situations. Children are welcome to hold the bunnies, but we ask all visitors to wash their hands if they have previously handled other rabbits. Thank you for being considerate!
Where are you located?
We live south of Salem, Oregon, between Jefferson and Stayton. Our address is given to those who are planning a visit or coming to pick up a bunny.
What are your prices?
Please see our For Sale page.
Do you ship your rabbits?
No. We do not ship our rabbits or provide transportation. We do not attend rabbit shows or fairs, but you are welcome to make arrangements through someone else who does.
Are any of your bunnies neutered?
No. We don't keep neutered rabbits, and the babies are sold before they are old enough to be neutered (around 6 months). Since it can be a fatal process for the rabbit, be sure to research a reliable source if you decide it is necessary. Often an unaltered rabbit makes a very good pet!
When will you have more bunnies for sale?
As much as possible we keep our For Sale page updated with what we have available. The babies in our new litters will be posted there when they are around 5 weeks old (see our New Litters page for exact dates). At that time they will be available to reserve, and will be ready to go home 2 weeks later (around 7 weeks old). Occasionally we will sell an older rabbit as well.
What colors and genders are in your new litter?
To keep things simple, we update about individual colors and genders when a litter is 2 weeks old. At that time we post a picture to show what the babies are looking like and send an email notice to everyone on our waiting list.
Can I be guaranteed a bunny if I put money down on it?
No, we only take down payments when a bunny is available to reserve, around 5 weeks old. We will not displace people at the top of the "Interested List" on a bunny, and those on "hold" will receive three days deciding time about reserving a bunny. If no down payment is made in that time, we will notify the next person on the backup list for that bunny. See our Reservation Procedure for more information.
How do I get on your waiting list?
Simply by emailing us what you are looking for. Please follow the steps on our Reservation Procedure.
How do I place a hold or reserve a rabbit?
If you see a bunny on the New Litters page that you like, we can add you to the "Interested List" for that bunny. We do not hold or reserve bunnies before they are around 5 weeks old. At that point they are posted on our For Sale page, and we will contact the top person on the "Interested List" for that bunny, to give them opportunity to reserve the bunny first. If there are no "hold" people listed on a bunny on the For Sale page, the bunny is available to reserve. Simply email about the bunny you are interested in. Also, please see our Reservation Procedure if you plan on buying a rabbit from us.
What does "fuzzy" mean?
Some of our Holland Lops carry a "fuzzy gene" (see genetic listings under Our Rabbits), which can pass on to their offspring. A "Fuzzy Holland Lop" is often produced when both parents carry the gene. The only difference is in fur type, which is silkier and longer than the normal fur, and hence requires more care. We try to avoid producing "fuzzies," but they do make darling pets for those that enjoy grooming their animals. If you are interested in learning more about the fuzzy gene, check it out here.
What makes a rabbit "pet quality" vs. "brood" or "show" quality?
In advertising our bunnies, we price them according to how closely they meet the standard for Holland Lops set up by ARBA.
- "Show quality" describes those that seem to meet all basic requirements (color, size, body type, head and ear shape) and so have potential for competing.
- "Brood quality" indicates an animal that may not qualify for showing in some area, but has potential for producing good quality babies.
- "Pet quality" rabbits are those that do not qualify for both of these areas, usually based on their larger/longer size, coloring, full ear control, and/or head shape.
Please note: we do not show our rabbits, so these are simply recommendations based on our best judgment and may prove out differently as the rabbit matures. Also, these distinctions do not cover the rabbit's personality or health. Our bunnies range from calm and docile to spunky and outgoing. We always work for friendly and sweet-tempered animals, and do our best to sell healthy bunnies. If a bunny has had any health or temperament problems, we will be sure to let you know.
I'm new to rabbits - what kind of care do they need?
Basic requirements for feed, housing (and litterbox training), and grooming is available here.
I want to breed my bunnies - anything I should know beforehand?
If you want to be a responsible breeder, here are several resources we recommend looking over:
www.threelittleladiesrabbitry.com (lots of useful info)
www.thenaturetrail.com (in depth info on breeding)
www.oakridgerabbitry.weebly.com (detailed photo guide for Holland Lop type)
I want to get two bunnies so they won't be lonely. What do you recommend?
After 3 months old, most bunnies need their own cage space since they can get territorial or aggressive towards each other. Two does that have compatible personalities can sometimes share a cage if it is roomy enough. A neutered buck and a doe can also make good companions. But a single rabbit is usually happy just with human attention.
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