Rabbits are one of the most popular pets, but for prospective owners with allergies, these furry little critters might be a concern. That’s because there is a common misconception that all rabbit breeds shed and, therefore, will cause allergy sufferers discomfort.
As you can imagine, this has caused many people to rule out rabbits as potential pets. However, if you are one of those people who love bunnies but suffers from pet-related allergies, we have good news for you!
Not all rabbits shed – some breeds don’t shed at all! So, fear not – you can adopt one (or many) of these low-shedding breeds without worrying about your allergies acting up.
Your First Impressions Matter
When you’re considering which rabbits are best for your home, consider their temperament and size. Rabbits can be found in a variety of colors and sizes, so finding the right one for your family will depend on what’s most important to you.
First impressions matter: Before bringing home a rabbit, check out its appearance. Healthy rabbits have eyes that are bright and clear, with no discharge or redness around them.
Do they have thick fur that covers all parts of their body; smooth nails without cracks? Do they have clean ears without odor or discharge? Are there signs of sores or wounds anywhere on their bodies (including their noses).
If possible, hold each rabbit before purchasing it so that you get an idea of how well-socialized they are—a friendly rabbit will jump up into your arms when offered treats.
It’s So Cuddly!
Rabbits are the ideal pet for all types of people. They are easy to care for and can be raised in the comfort of your own home, which is perfect if you’re looking for a low-maintenance animal that will bring joy into your life.
Rabbits make great pets because they don’t require a lot of space or time from their owners, but they do still need affection and attention from time to time. Rabbits are very intelligent creatures that have been known to bond with their owners in ways similar to dogs or cats!
What To Consider Before Adopting A Rabbit
- What size of home do you live in?
- Do you have the space for a rabbit?
- How much time can you devote to caring for your rabbit?
- Can you afford the cost of food, medical care and supplies for your bunny?
- How much time are you able to spend training your rabbit?
Mini Or Dwarf Lop Bunnies
Dwarf Lop bunnies are known for their gentle nature and floppy ears. As a result of their docile nature and small size, they shed less than other breeds of rabbit. Dwarf Lop Bunnies are also good pets for children because of their gentle dispositions and playful personalities.
Holland Lop Or Netherland Dwarf Bunnies
If you’re a first-time rabbit owner, or you have children who would like to learn about the responsibility of caring for a pet, Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarfs are good choices. These breeds are also great if you live in an apartment with limited space or don’t have a lot of time or energy to devote to your rabbit’s care.
Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarfs are both smaller than other breeds; this makes them ideal for families with limited living space and for people who aren’t able to devote much time each day to their pets (or those who simply want less work).
Lionheads are known for their fluffy manes, which can be long or short. They are very social and friendly, but they can also be aggressive if you don’t respect them.
They are very easy to care for and require no special conditions or facilities. You can keep them in an apartment with minimal space, as long as there’s enough room to run around and play every once in a while.
The Lionhead Rabbit is playful and energetic, so it’s important that you give them plenty of toys! They’ll enjoy having a variety of chewable item. Including wood blocks, cardboard tubes, hay bales and even empty cardboard egg cartons (that have been cleaned out).
And because they’re so active by nature, they need lots of exercise time outside their cage each day when they can run around freely – at least four hours each day is recommended!
Angora Rabbits Shed Less
Angora rabbits are a breed of rabbit have beautiful, long, soft, silky hair. They have a reputation for being low maintenance, easy to care for, and a good choice for first time rabbit owners. Angoras also make excellent pets if you have allergies because they don’t shed much fur.
The six breeds listed above are some of the best for people who want a rabbit that is easy to handle, care for, and doesn’t shed much. We encourage you to consider one of these breeds for your next pet.
There is a lot to consider when choosing the right kind of pet for you, but we’re confident that if you do your research, take time with your decision and weigh up the pros and cons of each breed, you’ll find the perfect fluffy friend for life.
Hi! I’m Lala, and I’m the owner of RabbitLala.com. When I’m not writing about rabbits, I enjoy traveling, trying out new recipes and enjoying my hobbies.
I’ve always loved animals, so it was no surprise when I started a website devoted to one specific animal: rabbits! Rabbits are amazing creatures, and there’s so much to learn about them.
I love traveling and trying out new recipes, and my hobbies include crocheting and painting.