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    I've recently got a female Netherland dwarf, she's just over 10 weeks old and weighs 450 grams. I'm unsure that she's 100% Nethe though, the breeder told me that she was but her ears are a bit bigger than my male Netherland and they sit differently than his. My question is, do rabbits ears grow and how can I tell if she's a mixed breed? The only reason I'm worried is that if she get's much bigger than he is (900 grams) then I may not have enough room for her Thanks

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    Why wouldn't you have enough room for her?
    A single small to medium size rabbit should have 60sqft, the same as a pair of small to medium sized rabbits.

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    I'm just worried that the cage I got said it was suitable for 2 small sized rabbits and if she get's bigger I'll need to get a bigger cage. They have the run of the house for most of the day, I very rarely keep them caged up as I like them to be free!

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    There's lots of information on the RWAF site about housing
    http://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-housing/
    Are you planning on bonding the two of them? Obviously we all need to see pictures of your two cuties too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgia2394 View Post
    Hi there,

    I've recently got a female Netherland dwarf, she's just over 10 weeks old and weighs 450 grams. I'm unsure that she's 100% Nethe though, the breeder told me that she was but her ears are a bit bigger than my male Netherland and they sit differently than his. My question is, do rabbits ears grow and how can I tell if she's a mixed breed? The only reason I'm worried is that if she get's much bigger than he is (900 grams) then I may not have enough room for her Thanks

    A good breeder will always show you the mother and father, and give you the complete history of any rabbit you purchase.

    Have you not much space for your rabbits?

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    Hello. I have a pair of beautiful Nethies. My female has slightly bigger ears and I was told females have a narrow face which can make the ears look bigger.
    She is slightly heavier but only just over a kilo. I think Nethies can be up to 1.2kg.

    However all buns need lots of room so not sure why her being a big bigger would mean you wouldn't have enough room.

    My Nethies like to sprint at full speed around the living room! I call them poppet rockets. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Hello. I have a pair of beautiful Nethies. My female has slightly bigger ears and I was told females have a narrow face which can make the ears look bigger.
    She is slightly heavier but only just over a kilo. I think Nethies can be up to 1.2kg.

    However all buns need lots of room so not sure why her being a big bigger would mean you wouldn't have enough room.

    My Nethies like to sprint at full speed around the living room! I can them poppet rockets. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobec View Post
    This my current house bunny is the smallest rabbit I've had, but he is the most acrobatic of all, and loves jumping on things, and from platform to platform!
    I've found this as well. Fudgie is a nethie cross and she is definitely the "bounciest" and most hyperactive bunny I've had!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy's Little Helper View Post
    I've found this as well. Fudgie is a nethie cross and she is definitely the "bounciest" and most hyperactive bunny I've had!


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    This is absolutely true

    You have to have an enormous space for the big personality of a Nethie

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    You could pop a picture on here and I'm sure someone could help with the size of the cage. :-)

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