Flemish Rabbit

The Flemish Giant rabbit is a large and impressive breed of domestic rabbit known for its substantial size and gentle temperament. Originating from Belgium, these rabbits were originally bred for meat and fur production but have since become popular as pets and show animals due to their docile nature and striking appearance. Flemish Giant rabbits are among the largest rabbit breeds, with adults typically weighing between 13 to 22 pounds (5.9 to 10 kg) or more. They have a broad, muscular body, long ears that stand erect, and a dense, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colors, including fawn, black, blue, and white.

Fun Fact about Flemish Giant Rabbit

A fascinating and fun fact about Flemish Giant rabbits is their rapid growth rate. Despite their large size as adults, Flemish Giant rabbits grow remarkably quickly during their first few months of life. It’s not uncommon for them to gain over a pound (0.45 kg) per week during this period. This rapid growth can sometimes catch owners by surprise, as they may start out as small, cute kits but quickly grow into large, majestic rabbits. Providing a nutritious diet and plenty of space for exercise is essential to support their growth and development properly. Despite their size, Flemish Giant rabbits are known for their gentle and friendly disposition, making them excellent companions for families and individuals alike.

More of Our Animals

Find out more about some of our other animals