How Much Do Holland Lop Bunnies Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 8, 2018

Holland Lop bunnies are not your ordinary rabbits.  They reportedly have the sweetest personality and the best temperaments, according to their owners.  In fact, they are so personable and lovable that they even enjoy when you rub their bellies like a dog or cat.

Holland Lop or Lop- eared rabbits by oldandsolo, on Flickr
Holland Lop or Lop- eared rabbits” (CC BY 2.0) by  oldandsolo

How much do Holland Lop bunnies cost?

The cost of a Holland Lop bunny will depend on the quality, pedigree, age, colors, gender and who you’re purchasing it from.  From most of the ads we looked, the prices for a non-show bunny were in the $35 to $100 range.  Top show Holland Lops, though, can be in the $250 range or even more.

On Hoobly.com, at the time of this writing, there were about 60 active classified ads, with prices ranging anywhere from $45 to $100.

What is going to be included in the adoption fee?

Most reputable breeders will include up-to-date vaccinations, medical records, a health guarantee and a temporary cage.  Some may also come with a start-up package including things such as food samples and toys.

What are the extra costs?

If you never owned a Holland Lop bunny before, then you need to factor in the startup costs such as the cage, bedding, food/water dishes, grooming supplies, cleaning supplies and toys.  The cage, at a minimum, should be 24 inches by 24 inches in size, with bedding, such as straw, on the bottom.  The cage should be made of a plastic wire and will need to be long enough for the rabbit to stretch out.

The recurring costs, as with any pets, need to be factored in such as the food, hay, vet visits and bedding.  Plan on spending about $30 if your rabbit healthy.  As for feed, a diet of pellets and timothy hay should be sufficient, and PetGuide.com recommends a 70 percent good-quality hay and the rest as a mixture of vegetables, pellets, leafy greens and fruits.  You can also add green vegetables to its diet; however, do not do it too frequently as this may cause diarrhea.  In addition, do not overfeed your rabbit.  It could lead to serious health problems.  Ask you vet to help you determine how much and how often your rabbit should eat every day.

If, by chance, you need to have your rabbit shipped via an airline, then this could be another $200 to $350, depending on the distance traveled.

Spaying or neutering is highly recommended at a young age.  If your breeder doesn’t include this as part of the adoption process, then you will want to consider doing so at your local vet’s office.

Tips to know

A Holland Lop is small, capping at four pounds, but their bone structure makes them appear much larger.  They are known for their wide, long floppy ears, which droop down near their cheeks.

The life span, when healthy, should be eight to 12 years.

Holland Lops can come in a variety of colors; however, the most common color you will see can include a fawn, white, black and white, fawn and white or tortoise.

Its coat is medium in length, is dense and will require a bi-weekly brushing to minimize its shedding.

Questions to ask the breeder

What is its breed history?

Do you also offer an indoor a cage?

What is the history of the parents?

What is going to be included in the sale?

Do you offer any sort of health guarantee?

How can I save money?

Shop around.  The internet is a wonderful place to browse different breeders from around the globe.  Since these types of bunnies are relatively common, it should not be hard to find one in your local area.  Finding one in your area will help you save on transportation costs.

Rabbits can commonly be found at a local rescue group or at the Humane Society.  Consider checking out a location see if you can offer a rabbit a forever home.

Check out Craigslist as you may find an owner who is looking to surrender their rabbit, along with the supplies.  This is a great way to get a rabbit along with the necessary starter supplies.


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