New Zealand/Californian

by Sydney
(Peru, IL)

By far my favorite rabbit I've owned was my NZ/Californian "meat" rabbit. It had been over 10 since my last rabbit (a Magpie) was killed by the neighbors dog and I just wanted to get another rabbit again.

I bought 2 6-week old NZ crosses (one Agouti, one Himalayan) from the local farm store. Not even a minute after buying mine a lady that had just bought one kept demanding the store take the rabbit back and since I bought 2 of the rabbits siblings I told her I'd take her. Funny how when you are just going to get one and end up with 3.

Sadly 1 week after I got them the agouti (name was Butters) had to be put down due to having severe coccidia that was slowly killing her. Then 9 months later the black one (my favorite named Rascal) died at only 11 months old suddenly without showing any signs of pain or discomfort.

Today I only have the one left of the original 3 (the Himalayan named Belle) and since then I've come to adore that cross breed. My herd went from only 3 NZ/Californian crosses to now 45+ of them. They all have great temperaments, are beyond friendly and just all around good rabbits.

Just for any beginners reading this I'd highly suggest getting your rabbits from a reputable breeder and not farm stores or pet stores to avoid what I had went through losing my rabbits in such hard ways.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Types of Rabbits.