I've kept several varieties of rabbits over the years including a Flemish which could shred your arms, Dutch which are placid and confiding in their cage but become wild and unapproachable in the garden, aloof Netherlands and highly strung Polish.....I have my first Thrianta buck which came from a very hands on loving home.
This chap craves human interaction, can be placed on the lawn and retains his confiding nature, chases after you if you pass by and seems just so placid and docile.
As I'm not familiar with this breed I'm wondeirng if it is a naturally easy going laid back type of rabbit or whether he's just an individual or perhaps because of the wonderful start in life he had with his breeder. Thanks guys.
ive had 2 Thriantas as house pets..i have 9 bunnies all together but my Thriantas love attention ,they are the first ones to run up to the front of the cage and see what ur up to and get cuddles..when they are out of their cage my Redrum (who has passed) was very loving ,she would blissroll over and over again right up against my leg..(never had a bun do this)..my Flashman is a year old and hes a spunky little guy ,a little more independant outside of his cage but still comes up for love quite often.and yes if i walk by him he will chase me its sweet....i think they have great personalities...ive only had 2 tho so im sure somebody else on here has more experience with their nature..i just wanted to give u my opinion on them considering they are in my house and interact with family all day and i know alot of breeders dont have that opportunity with all the buns they have their prob kept in dif housing..
Flash I appreciate your opinion. I teach kids and despite their big grown up ways give them a guinea pig or rabbit and they become young kids again....it's how they should be. I'd like to get a class pet for them to look after as it supports our science curriculum but also teaches them about things other than those dreadful computer killing games. But...I knew a New Zealand white which bit the end of kid's finger off so I'm really apprehensive getting them anything other than a stick insect hahaha....well my Thrianta got me thinking so that's why I'm asking and that's why I appreciate your comments. Hope your day is good flash.
From my experience with them so far, they are usually pretty calm and layed back. Mostly, I guess it would depend on what breeders the rabbits come from.
My does are pretty sweet until they want to be bred and they can get a little nippy. My buck can be a little territorial of his cage, but does not bite or anything. He just grunts and kinda jumps at me. No harm in that. He is a sweetie out of his cage though. I hold him like a baby. lol
The babies are very sweet and curious. I have 5 left and they are almost 3 months old. They are SO darn cute and cuddley. ;D
What would you define layed back as? I'd say they're friendly and happy being handled, but you put them down and they're off. I spent hours yesterday running round the street, as Rory had escaped, run round the back to see me, then as I went to get him to put him back, he was gone! Same with my doe, the first day she was brought inside, I turned my back for a second and she'd gone up two flights of stairs.
Demi, this is interesting. I have this issue with several of my Dutch. In their cages they are totally easy going wanting a pat or nose about without any hint of anything other than human contact. Put them on the grass and they become almost wild running off and as you say you go up to them to pick them up and they are off.....my only experience of Thriantas is my buck who does not run off....yet! So, I was being led into a sense of false security and naively judging the breed as nonrunners.
What do I mean by laid back.....hmmmmm! Well I guess never showing any hint of nervousness, appearing to crave human interaction, never stamping, scratching or wanting to jump out of my hands, being approachable went let out, following me about the yard....perhaps others out there might add to what laid back actually means....
too funny ...2 flights of stairs hehe....now that i think about it Flash does run from me quite often........hes pushy and nosy ..the world pretty much revolves around him....so he thinks...hehe..hes def not nervous..he absolutely craves human interaction more then any of my other 8 buns..when they all have their own time to play in their run ..all of the rest of the buns entertain themselves and could care less wether im around or not...but Flash is looking for me the whole time hes out to play...he periscopes trying to see where i am .but the weird thing is when i get in the run with him he runs from me..but hes happy and hes binkying the whole time ..its like a little kid that needs to have mom be right there to watch him so he can show off...hehe.. hes also the only bun that jumped the fence ..over and over and over,,,i had to make the fence higher.....hes very mischievous...i wouldnt have him any other way...
i had no idea that a rabbit could bite a finger off....yikes!
i had no idea that a rabbit could bite a finger off....yikes! [/quote]
Flash, the finger tip belonged to a two year old kid......unsupervised with the NZ....a rather large breed. The father dealt with the poor animal immediately.......but I remember the whole thing clearly and am always thinking the worse when kids handle anything these days....
That's interesting Fall Creek.....I'm fast changing my perception of my young buck.....no longer am I thinking laid back but as you say an animal who has attitude....bossy, confident, impatient.........and dare I say it....short tempered......if not down right bad tempered!
Today I had the red bun on the lawn.....and every time I go out there he comes bounding up. I kinda thought his whole body language was that I was an intruder into his territory and as he kept running up and circling me I was just waiting to get sprayed.....perhaps he thinks we are all big rabbits and that's the interest