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Jersey Wooly Bunny Rabbit


The Jersey Wooly is a popular rabbit renowned for its playful and docile nature. These rabbits love affection and attention, and always enjoy snuggling on their keepers’ laps. They are also one of the most commonly exhibited rabbits in national and local shows.

Due to its small size, this should be an indoor rabbit. The enclosure should be large enough to allow the Jersey Wooly rabbit to comfortably stretch it its cage (which shouldn’t be very difficult since it’s so small).

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The Jersey Wooly Bunny Rabbit in South Africa is usually pretty friendly and family-oriented. They were bred to be family pets, so they are typically great as pets. Also known as “no-kick bunnies,” which describes their temperament quite well. They are gentle and docile. Friendly bunnies that don’t tend to bite or kick, though they will still defend themselves if they feel threatened. They are usually quite docile.

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Jersey Wooly Bunny Rabbit Appearance And Personality

A full-grown Jersey Wooly weighs 1 – 1.5 kg. They have a compact body type. The ears are small and erect. When showing a Jersey Wooly, people must know that the head and ears have the most points. The head is bold and squarish which led the breed to be affectionately referred to as the “Mug Head.” These rabbits are very affectionate and playful and most Jersey Woolys have very friendly personalities. As pets, they range from laid-back lap bunny rabbits to outgoing explorers.

For rabbits to me shiny and glossier, grooming 2-3 times a week is highly advisable. In the molting season, groom your rabbit every week to get rid of the stray hairs. Rabbits tend to be energetic and lively and they need exercise and stimulation. It is good to give them a secure and safe run for leg stretching and playing. To do that, give tubes, toys, and obstacle courses in various forms. These would expend their energy and give them fun. In addition, they are sociable and like playing with more friends.

History of Jersey Wooly Rabbits

As their name implies, Jersey woolies came from New Jersey. In the 1970’s, a woman by the name of Bonnie Seeley wanted to create a small, wooled rabbit that would be a good pet with an easy-care coat. She crossed a Netherland dwarf and a French angora, and from there carefully selected rabbits with the desired traits. In 1984 she had her new breed and began the process of presenting them at the ARBA Conventions. In 1988 they were recognized and quickly rose to be one of the top ten most popular breeds.


A Jersey Wooly’s average lifetime is determined by a variety of factors, like genetics and treatment. When proper care is given, a Jersey Wooly in South Africa will live for 7-10 years or even more. A common belief is that those wooly’s who give birth to litters die in the early years, although it’s not proved or backed scientifically. Many rabbit breeders have healthy Jersey Wooly’s who have had several litters and live for maximum lifetime like Jersey Wooly pets who never had babies. Some years can be added to their lifetime by spaying and neutering regularly.


All our Jersey Wooly rabbits are purebred and they can be delivered via courier to Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, and Western Cape.

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