17 Lionhead Rabbits With Better Hair Than You
Of all the cute bunny breeds out there, lionhead rabbits are among the cutest. They're one of the smallest rabbit breeds, and their distinctive coat and rounded features make them look more like stuffed animals than real ones.
They can make wonderful, loving pets, but read on before you adopt one. When we say they have big hair, we mean big.
If There Were Any Doubts as to Why They’re Called Lionhead Rabbits, This Should Clear Things Up
Lionhead rabbits have a lot of fur, but unlike angora rabbits, it's not long all over.
Lionheads only have a distinctive, wooly ruff framing their rounded features and pointed ears.
The Only Thing Threatening About the Rest of the Rabbit Is How Aggressively Cute It Is...
This one looks like a rabbit trying to dress up as the big bad wolf and failing.
With a certain level of fluff, being intimidating is a losing battle.
...Unless You’re a Vegetable. In That Case, Run!
Fortunately, lionhead bunnies don't have any prey to scare. Their diet consists of mainly timothy hay, with other grasses and greens thrown in as treats.
They can eat small amounts of fruit and vegetables, but carrots are more of a delicacy than a staple.
No Such Thing as Two Pretty Best Friends? Incorrect
Lionhead bunnies are very social creatures that are much happier when kept with another rabbit friend.
It doesn't have to be another lionhead, though. Bunny bonding depends more on the temperament of individual rabbits, regardless of breed.
Seriously, This Family of Lionhead Rabbits Is More Photogenic Than Mine
Some people opt to adopt multiple rabbits from the same litter, which eliminates the need for a gradual introduction process. Not all bunnies hit it off, so rabbit owners often host bunny "playdates" to see if two bunnies get along before adopting them both.
Even when they do get along, it takes time for adult rabbits to bond. Before that, they should never be housed in the same enclosure or left alone together, since territory disputes are common.
Lionhead Rabbits Wouldn’t Last Long in the Wild
Lionhead rabbits are like most domesticated animals in that they were selectively bred to be cute, cuddly pets. That's why releasing them into the wild is a terrible idea.
Some rabbits evolved to live on their own, with brown fur that blends into their surroundings for camouflage. A fluff monster like this one would be spotted in seconds.
But Does It Matter?
Luckily, lionhead bunnies are so cute that we can't imagine ever wanting to give one up.
How could you abandon a face like this?
If a Cloud and a Rabbit Had a Baby, This Would Be It
It's like a shag rug come to life.
Gotta Love That Summer Humidity
The 1980s would be jealous of all that volume.
Add on a neon headband and some paw warmers, and she's ready for Jazzercise.
Asymmetrical Hairstyles Are Trending Again
Hairstyles, earstyles, same thing.
So. Much. Fur.
Is it possible for a bunny to be allergic to itself?
Elvis, Is That You?
A lionhead rabbit's fur is gorgeous and soft, but they do periodically molt like any other rabbit. Typically, their fur gets very thick during the winter months, and then much of it falls out come spring.
Bunnies don't usually get terribly matted, but all that loose fur can end up all over the house if you don't brush them regularly.
Self-Confidence Starts in the Mirror
Who wouldn't be confident with luscious locks like that? Lionheads were first bred by crossing a Swiss Fox rabbit with a tiny Netherland Dwarf rabbit, resulting in a bunny with a "mane" of wooly fur.
Some have a single mane, while others have a double-layered mane. Double-maned lionhead rabbits have a much thicker mane, plus extra wool on their flanks.
This Lionhead Rabbit Invented the Laziest Way of Drying Your Hair Ever
Never thought bunnies would be coming up with lifehacks, but this is a great one.
Look at that volume. The results speak for themselves.
Truth Be Told, Lionhead Bunnies Aren’t Lazy About Personal Hygiene at All...
Lionhead bunnies groom themselves as cats do. They're not lazy about it in the slightest, and they're not lazy in any other way, either.
In the wild, rabbits are very active, and it's important for all bunnies to have time to run around and play outside their hutch.
...Which Is a Good Thing When You Spend Your Day Nibbling Hay
Word to the wise: As cute as pet lionhead rabbits are, they are way messier than most people realize. Owning a bunny is on par with owning a dog or cat. If your bunny lives inside, which is the safest option, plan on cleaning up hay on a daily basis. Part of your home will smell a bit like a barn, too.
If you're cool with that, frequent brushing, supervised free-range bunny time and showering a small, exceptionally cute creature with love and attention, a lionhead bunny might be right for you.