The highly intelligent, snow-white New Zealand White Rabbit with upstanding ears is the inspiration behind depictions of the Easter Bunny. The breed’s distinctive characteristics – red eyes and dense white fur – are due to a lack of melatonin pigment, which gives animals and humans their hair and eye colour.
|Size:||Large, weighing around 4-5kg (9-12lb).|
|Coat:||Thick, snowy fur with minimal grooming needed.|
|Life span:||7-10 years.|
|Temperament:||New Zealand Whites make ideal pets for children because of their docile, calm nature. They’re easy to train and can be taught tricks. Due to their size, they are a particularly strong breed and care should be taken when handling them.|
New Zealand Whites sometimes suffer with epilepsy and are prone to hereditary and congenital conditions. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.