New Zealand White
Facts & Advice

Laidback yet intelligent, this breed loves to learn tricks

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.

Vital Stats

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.
Size large Coat thick
coat
Temperament docile Life span 7-10years

New Zealand White insurance considerations

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.

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