Caring for your Holland Lop FEEDING You should feed your rabbit as much fresh pellets as it can eat until your bunny is 3 months old. After that, you should use the standard rule of 1 oz of pellets per pound of your holland. Most Hollands do well on 1/2 cup of pellets per day. The pellets should be between 15 and 16 percent protien and at least 20 or 21 percent fiber. Your rabbit will not get fat by eating hay. Allow your bunny to eat as much timothy grass as it wants. Do not feed pure alfalfa, as it can make your rabbit sick. As a treat, you may give your rabbit cheerios and unfrosted shredded wheat. These are a tasty, high fiber snack. DO NOT EVER feed your rabbit lettuce, as it can be deadly. And ALWAYS make sure your bunny has fresh, cool water. NEVER feed your rabbit any kind of fruits or veggies until he/she is over 6 months of age. Then I would recommend asking a vet which types are okay for rabbits. A few foods that are okay when the rabbit is old enough include: apples, carrots, spinach, raisins, and oranges. BUT find out amounts from a vet, as I am not sure of this. :) HOUSING Your holland lop will do well in a 18"x24" or 24"x24" cage. If you are keeping your bunny outside make sure the cage has a leakproof roof on it and preferably 2 sides. Holland's have a thick fur coat and can tolerate cold temps very well. Heat can be deadly to a holland lop though. Make sure you have your bunny hutch in a shady spot where sun will never hit directly inside the cage. You can freeze water bottles for your bunny to lay against. This is very effective in extreme heat. You can also purchase a misting system that will keep your bunny cool. CARE AND GROOMING Your bunny's toenails will need trimmed once per month. It is recommended that you do not give your Holland a bath. Most holland's like having their hair brushed, but do not brush too hard! Rabbits usually molt twice per year, so it is a good idea to brush them when they are losing some of their fur so that they don't ingest the fur.