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Basic rules for caring for a dwarf rabbit Comment (7)

This animal is a rabbit long, smooth and soft hair whose rounded body does not usually reach large dimensions or weigh more than 2kg. They live an average of 4 or 6 years.

Their ears are longer than those of other types of rabbits and the hair can reach between 5 and 7 cm in length. Due to this characteristic it is essential that you brush your hair at least once every two days, to avoid knots, to swallow your own hairs when washing and to get rid of the dirt that remains between your hairs.

The dwarf rabbit Angora He is a calm and passive being before the caresses of adults and children. They are a kind of fearful and nervous, so if you have a visit at home or there are strange noises in it, you will get into your burrow to protect yourself. Of course, they are fully compatible with other pets: cats, dogs, ferrets, other rodents ... In the same way, they are good playmates of children, although if they make sudden movements they will be scared.

Any dwarf rabbit needs space to walk and it is not advisable to have him locked in his house for most of the time. Your home should be spacious and have a sawdust type vegetable base or wood or paper conglomerates.

It is necessary to let him out during the day some times he walks, jumps and plays outside his home.

As for your health, the dwarf rabbit Angora usually does not have genetic problems that lead to worrisome diseases, although it is necessary to go to the veterinarian to get the corresponding vaccines and make an annual review.

Check that the nails and teeth do not grow too much or irregularly, if so, go to the veterinarian.

Feeding

In general, the biggest health problems registered are caused by poor diet, so take special care in this regard. A dwarf rabbit of this breed feeds on hay, alfalfa and feed. In addition, hay is also important to increase the amount of fiber in your diet. There are feed for rabbits that help with intestinal transit and prevent the formation of hairballs.

To the dwarf rabbits Angora They like to gnaw a lot, so get a calcium block for this need. There are some blocks with food inside, if you give them one of these it will drive you crazy.

Remember that you always have a drinking fountain full of water at your disposal.

In general, the dwarf rabbit Angora It requires simple care and its behavior is very easy to carry, which is a perfect animal to have at home. If you are thinking of adding one to your family, there are many who are looking for adoption, for example in ANAC.

Complete your care with all the objects for rabbits that we have in Mascoteros.

Conditioning

1.- The cage destined to accommodate two rabbits Dwarfs should measure at least 90 cm in length, 50 in width and 45 in height.

2.- Choose a model with galvanized fence. If the bars are covered with plastic, the rabbits They will soon gnaw them.

3.- The soil bucket must have a maximum depth of 16 cm, the cuvettes of more than 25 cm depth do not allow the rabbits Look on the sides of the cage.

4.- In the cage we will place two feeders, a trough and a rastel for the hay.

5.- To rabbits They will like to have a flat roofed house.

6.- To cover the floor we can use wood shavings covered with straw or with pellets of straw for pets.

7.- In a corner of the cage, place a cat tray or a special “sink” to rabbits.

8.- Put a straw-coated adobe block on the tray so that rabbits wear your nails when trying to dig.

9.- The cage should be in a well-lit and ventilated place, but not exposed to drafts, direct sun or near a heat source.

10.- In summer you can have your rabbits in an outdoor corral or on a conveniently protected terrace.

1.- To rabbits Short hair should be brushed during the change using a soft brush made of natural bristles. To the rabbits Long hair should be groomed twice a week with a special metal comb.

2.- Clean the skin folds of the genital region with a cotton ball soaked in oil for children.

3.- If the nails and the incisors grow too much it will have to be taken to the veterinarian to be cut.

4.- If the hair of the anal region sticks, we will clean it with a towel dampened with warm water.

5.- Wash the feeders daily with hot water and let them dry.

6.- The drinker must be cleaned several times a week with a brush.

7.- The substrate (of the cage and the “sink”) must be renewed twice a week. The straw should be removed a little every day.

8.- When renewing the substrate we will use to wash the bucket with hot water.

9.- If urea inlays are formed in the cuvette, we will clean them with citric acid or with vinegar (1 tablespoon in 1 liter of hot water) leaving the product to act for one hour. Then you have to rinse well with running water.

10.- Once a month you have to thoroughly wash the fence and the booth with boiling water.

If you want to know in depth everything you need to take good care of a dwarf rabbit, we recommend the publication Mi rabbit enano y yo by the Editorial Hispano Europea:

Latest Comments on this article (7)

By Nieves19 on 06/08/2013 at 19: 11h

the rabbits enenes are shorthaired
and a cage like this:

is enough for one

By keydi16 on 02/22/2013 at 11:21 p.m.

Really thanks for sharing (:

By coopersara on 05/01/2013 at 21: 45h

Hello :)
We planned to buy a dwarf bunny and two days ago through an ad they offered us a free one with a cage and everything, we went to meet him and we saw that it was a rabbit 1 year larger than we thought, even though we loved it and We left, we went straight to the beterinary and after seeing that everything was fine we brought it home. During that afternoon he was docile and did not put problems in caressing and catching him, we installed him great with all the things that you indicate in the article but from the next morning he shows arisco and elusive, even when I went to take it he bit me (no strong) but it scared me, in fact I took a little scary. Is this behavior normal? How to get this quiet and comfortable. If anyone can give me your opinion. Thank you

By shineki on 12/14/2012 at 00: 32h

THAT CUTE will do my best to keep my rabbit happy: D!

By legosama on 08/28/2012 at 7:50 p.m.

wow I did not know that it required care hehe I have it in the yard and there is happy, thanks your advice will be very useful