The coat is uniform, dense and shiny, and four variations are accepted by the Amercian Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA): white, black, red and broken (white color with spots in any of the mentioned colors). The coat is medium in size, ranging from 2.5 to 3 cm in length, and the eyes are the same color as the coat, being depigmented (red or pink) in white rabbits.
As they are medium-sized rabbits, it is essential that the space is adapted and allows the pet to move freely and express its natural behavior, but it is important to be careful when they are free around the house without observation, as in addition to possible damage to the furniture, they can gnawing on wires and experiencing electric shocks or other serious accidents. Due to their short coat, New Zealand rabbits do not need as much care in relation to their fur, regular brushing at least once a week is enough. It is important to note that baths are not recommended for rabbits, except in specific situations.