Flemish rabbits can get bigger than some breeds of dogs, they’re not your small adorable fluffy friends but instead they are the kind of rabbit that will bump into your feet and cause you to fall over them. And I think that’s perfect.
Flemish Giants have a lifespan of around 8 to 10 years, this makes them great pets as they are purebred and despite their size are referred to as “Gentle Giants”. Flemish Giant rabbits can typically be kept in a living space similar to a dog, if you don’t mind constant poop everywhere!
Typically, the Flemish Giant will weigh anywhere between 15 to 17 pounds, as a house rabbit, you may find your little friend weighing 20 – 22 pounds, which is totally fine as you’re inevitably going to be giving your furry friend some treats!
It’s worth noting that Flemish Giants are not particularly fatter than other rabbits, they do have a real excuse of being “big-boned”. Male Flemish Giants have larger heads than their female counterparts.
Flemish Giants are fantastic companions, if they’re raised in a home where they are taught well they can be one of the best breeds of indoor rabbits. They’re given the name Gentle Giant for a reason, whilst most rabbits don’t like being picked up or carried, Flemish Giants love a good cuddle!
If you’re keeping your Flemish Giant indoors, definitely make sure your bunny-proof your house, as bigger rabbits they can read other places smaller breeds can’t.
We would advise not buying a cage as such, but buying a metal fence play pen. For our small Flemish Mix, we bought two of these sets. As a Flemish is larger they’re likely not going to jump as high, so you will only need to worry about length and width rather than height.
A good size for height is at least 3 feet tall. Most rabbit toilets will be too small as well, we suggest purchasing a cat litter tray and taking off the lid, cut out a hole to allow your Flemish to get in and out without issue.
Treats are filled to the brim with sugar and preservatives, which is why you need to be very sparing with your rabbit. Your Flemish Giant shouldn’t have many more treats than most rabbit breeds.