Rabbits grow rather quickly. So quickly that a female rabbit can start reproducing at 4-6 months old, but how big can a rabbit grow, and when do rabbits stop growing? Like completely stop growing. To be frank, it’s hard to tell when a rabbit will stop growing. The most important factor influencing a rabbit’s growth rate is the breed. Here’s an overview of the growth rate of the most common pet rabbits and other factors that influence growth.
The Holland Lop rabbit stops growing when it is seven months old. Holland lops do not usually weigh more than 4 pounds at maturity.
French Lops stop growing at around ten months old. They can way up to 15 pounds when fully grown.
The Rex Rabbit
There are two sizes of rex rabbits, the standard and the miniature. Both have thick, soft hair and long upright ears. The standard-sized Rex stops growing at nine months old. It weighs anywhere between 7-10 pounds when fully grown. The miniature Rex weighs up to 4 pounds and stops growing by seven months.
The Flemish Giant
Flemish Giants are the largest type of rabbits that are kept as pets. They can weigh up to 22 pounds when fully grown. They usually stop growing at 18 months.
The Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
Netherland Dwarfs are one of the smallest rabbit breeds. They stop growing at around five months old and usually weigh up to 3 pounds.
The Bottom Line
How big a rabbit can grow depends on its breed, diet, and care. Some rabbits, even those of the same breed, can grow faster or slower than others. There is no guarantee that a rabbit of a particular species will stop growing at a specific time. If you feel like your rabbit is not growing as fast as it should, you ought to seek veterinary help.
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